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What makes Mid Ohio Detox different
  • All physicians are board certified anesthesiologists
  • Procedures performed at a AAA certified surgery center under general anesthesia for maximal safety
  • Patients receive one to one nursing care in a PACU/ICU setting until discharge
  • All patients receive Vivitrol injection, which blocks opioid receptors for up to one month
  • We recognize that detox is not the definitive treatment for opioid addiction and will assist placing patients in detox follow up such as intensive outpatient therapy, inpatient rehab, addiction counseling, etc.

What is Anesthesia Assisted Detox?

Anesthesia assisted detox (AAD) is known by many names, such as anesthesia assisted rapid opioid detox (AAROD), rapid drug detox (RDD) or ultrarapid drug detox (URDD). This procedure allows the patient, while under general anesthesia, to go through the detoxification process without the painful side effects of traditional rehabilitation. While the patient is asleep, an opioid antagonist is administered to strip the body’s receptors of the opioids, along with a mix of other medications to control withdrawal symptoms. ADD resolves the physical withdrawal symptoms of opiate dependency within a matter of hours, allowing the patient to move on to the next phase of treatment quickly, ensuring a successful, sustained recovery.

Why choose Mid Ohio Detox? Simply put, the most important thing to consider when choosing an anesthesia assisted detox center is safety and competence. We feel that Mid Ohio Detox is the safest place to undergo AAD treatment. All of the physicians performing the AAD procedure are board-certified, licensed, practicing anesthesiologists. The anesthesiologists follow the most up to date, university-based safety protocols, which include placing all patients under general anesthesia with a maximally protected airway, unlike other clinics that currently use deep sedation. All procedures are performed in an accredited surgery center with one to one anesthesiologist and nursing care which provides an extra level of safety for the patient.

Opioid addiction has been a problem for decades, but in recent years, it has grown to be an epidemic. Opioid addiction has even been named a higher risk of death in women than cervical cancer or homicide. In the state of Ohio alone, 2016 opioid-related overdose deaths registered at a rate of 32.9 deaths per 100,000 persons which is more than double the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 people.  During the same period, heroin-related deaths increased from 355 to 1,478 deaths with synthetic opioids rising from 175 to 2,296 fatal overdoses.  Conversely, 2017 showed that illegally produced opioids such as fentanyl and carfentanil were involved in 71 percent of all unintentional overdose deaths. This is a significant increase over the 58 percent in 2016 and 38 percent in 2015.  Recently, federal regulators ordered tougher warnings on widely used painkillers responsible for what they call an epidemic of addiction and overdose. This epidemic not only negatively impacts the addict and family but also takes an extreme toll on society, resulting in increased healthcare costs, unemployment and criminal activity. To help someone you know, use our convenient contact form for a private response.