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Rapid detox, also known as ultra-rapid opiate detoxification (UROD), is a controversial addiction treatment method, primarily used for opiate dependency. This procedure involves administering high doses of naloxone, a medication used to counter opioid overdose, while the individual is under general anesthesia. The idea behind rapid detox is to swiftly remove opioids from the body’s receptors during unconsciousness, eliminating withdrawal symptoms and cravings.

However, rapid detox has faced skepticism and criticism from the medical community. It is not considered a quick and painless cure for opioid dependency. Concerns regarding its safety, efficacy, and ethical implications have been raised by medical professionals.

A critical piece of evidence in this debate is a 2005 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). This study found that using anesthesia in opioid dependence treatment did not significantly impact long-term outcomes. It highlights that rapid detox fails to address the multilayered nature of addiction, which includes psychological and behavioral aspects, in addition to physical dependence.

Opioid addiction, like other addictions, involves more than just physical cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It is intertwined with psychological factors, emotional well-being, and social circumstances. Effective treatment often requires a comprehensive approach, including behavioral therapy, counselling, support groups, and sometimes medication-assisted treatments like methadone or buprenorphine, which are gradual and less invasive compared to rapid detox.

Safety is another concern with rapid detox. Anesthesia carries risks, and the rapid withdrawal from opioids, even under medical supervision, can stress the body and lead to complications, and in some cases, fatalities.

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    Founded in 2008, WeDoRecover has evolved from an advisory service for addiction treatment into a comprehensive provider of care, following its 2019 merger with Changes Addiction Rehab in Johannesburg. Specializing in connecting patients to top-tier addiction treatment centers in the UK, South Africa, and Thailand, WeDoRecover supports individuals globally, including those from the United Arab Emirates and Europe. Accepting both South African medical aid and international health insurance, the organization facilitates access to high-quality treatment for substance and alcohol use disorders, offering individualized care that addresses the physical, mental, and social needs of patients.

    Our team, led by Gareth Carter, offers empathetic and professional support, guiding you through every step of the treatment process. Whether you're in South Africa or abroad, our acceptance of various insurance plans makes quality care accessible, providing a platform for lasting recovery and a healthier future.

    Inpatient Rehab

    Our rehab care is a good option if you are at risk of experiencing strong withdrawal symptoms when you try stop a substance. This rehab option would also be recommended if you have experienced recurrent relapses or if you have tried a less-intensive treatment without success.


    If you're committed to your sobriety but cannot take a break from your daily duties for an inpatient program. Outpatient rehab treatment might suit you well if you are looking for a less restricted format for addiction treatment or simply need help with mental health.


    Therapy can be good step towards healing and self-discovery. If you need support without disrupting your routine, therapy offers a flexible solution for anyone wishing to enhance their mental well-being or work through personal issues in a supportive, confidential environment.

    Mental Health

    Are you having persistent feelings of being swamped, sad or have sudden surges of anger or intense emotional outbursts? These are warning signs of unresolved trauma mental health. A simple assesment by a mental health expert could provide valuable insights into your recovery.

    Finding the right rehab close to you is simple with WeDoRecover. Our network includes the finest rehab centers, ensuring personalised, quality care for your recovery needs. Let Gareth Carter and our empathetic team help guide you to a center that feels right for you, offering expert care and support. Start your healing today by choosing a rehab that's not just close to you, but also that truly cares about your loved ones recovery.

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