ultrarapid opiate detoxification

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ultrarapid opiate detoxification 

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

A method for effecting opiate withdrawal, in which an addict is given an opiate antagonist, naltrexone or naloxone–to displace opiates–e.g., heroin, cocaine, etc, and clonidine–a sympatholytic, while under general anaesthesia.

The procedure is meant to shorten the time frame of opiate detoxification, and minimise the “cold turkey” symptoms of drug withdrawal. While UROD is said to be effective, Aetna, the health insurer,  considers it experimental because its effectiveness has not been established…which means that it will not pay for the cost and the insured will need to pay out of pocket for the procedure.

Synonyms Rapid detoxification, rapid opiate detoxification, ultra-rapid opiate detoxification procedure 

Reference http://www.aetna.com/cpb/medical/data/300_399/0317.html

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