Detoxification of opioids is an effective method of quitting dangerous drug use. However, independent detoxification may be challenging and painful. Even though there is a chance of relapse, rapid and ultra-rapid opioid detoxification has a higher success rate and is considered safer.

Ultra-Rapid and Rapid Opioid Detoxification

What Is Ultra-Rapid Opioid Detoxification

Ultra-rapid opioid detoxification is an effective method of clearing the body of opiates. It is done under the supervision of an expert doctor. Unlike traditional detoxification, it speeds up the purification of the patient’s body from psychoactive substances, along with controlling its withdrawal effects. Rapid detox without withdrawal symptoms is achieved within a few hours by putting the patient into a medicated sedation and administering an opioid antagonist that blocks their effects.

It is the most important step in the long-term prevention of narcotics use. It cleanses the patient’s blood from all the traces of drugs and reduces its demand over time. Like other drug treatments, it is also combined with pharmacological and behavioral therapy.

Indications for the Procedure

Ultra-rapid opioid detoxification treatment is mainly used for the efficient, pain-free, faster, and long-term stopping of heroin, methadone, morphine, subutex, tramal, oxycontin, and the addiction of a wide range of opioids.


Ultra-rapid opioid detoxification is a high-intensity treatment that can create severe withdrawal symptoms in people with opioid use disorder, making them feel worse than before the intervention. This procedure is not recommended for someone who has alcoholic liver damage, hepatitis infection, is HIV positive, pregnant, breastfeeding or has a history of seizures.

Rapid and Ultra-Rapid Detox for Opiate Neutralization: What’s the Difference

Rapid detox (ROD)

  • Rapid detox is sometimes referred to as opiate withdrawal treatment. It is a medical procedure in which certain medications are administered instead of undergoing the entire detox process. Instead of weeks or months, this medical process only takes a few hours and can be done as an outpatient.

  • Drugs that reduce withdrawal and mild sedatives are used.

  • The effectiveness of rapid opioid detoxification is lower than UROD.

Ultra-rapid detox (UROD)

  • Ultra-rapid detox is also known as ultra-rapids or ultra-fast opiate withdrawal treatment. It uses drugs to rapidly reduce the patient’s tolerance to opioids in hours.

  • Anesthesia or sedation medication is used.

  • It has a higher efficacy and success rate.

Rapid and Ultra-Rapid Opioid Detoxification Techniques

After a thorough medical, physical, and psychological examination of the patient, the rapid and ultra-rapid opioid detoxification treatment approach can be recommended. Methadone therapy is commonly used for traditional opioid detoxification, but it has a lower success rate and severe withdrawal symptoms. In rapid detoxification, methadone is not used, and withdrawal symptoms are managed with medication. During the UROD process, large boluses of opioid antagonists are delivered in conjunction with general anesthesia to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.

Anesthesia-Assisted Rapid Opioid Detoxification

Rapid opioid detoxification under anesthesia is an efficient way to manage the withdrawal effects. During this anesthesia-assisted procedure, the patient is kept under higher sedation while administering opioid detoxification medication. It helps with the smooth detoxification of the drug while reducing its withdrawal symptoms.

Opiate Detox Process

Opiate detoxification usually begins after the medical examination of the addict. When the patient goes through the opiate detoxification process, we administer ROD and UROD methods accordingly. During ROD, medications are used to suppress the effects of the narcotics while cleaning the traces of drug addiction.

With UROD, narcotic antagonist substances are administered to the patient at regular intervals under anesthesia to speed up the recovery process.

Unlike ROD, it completely removes the drug and toxin traces. The patient is kept under anesthesia for 6 to 8 hours, during which the drug addiction is overcome.

UROD blocks the opiate receptor cells, which helps in preventing addiction to narcotics and related opioids.

Preparing the Patient for Opiate Detoxification

If you are looking for opioid detoxification near you, we are here to help you complete inpatient and/or outpatient opioid detoxification. Our qualified anesthesiologist, rehabilitation expert, and healthcare staff work to prepare the patient for the opiate detoxification process and control all its effects. Preparation includes a standard examination, after which the possibility and type of detoxification is determined.

Opioid Detoxification Symptoms

Rapid detoxification from opioid dependence may lead to some withdrawal symptoms, such as:

  • Nausea
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Pain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Hallucination
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle twitching

Benefits of Rapid Opiate Detox

These are some of the benefits of opioid detoxification treatment at Dr.Vorobjev Clinic:

  • It helps to manage withdrawal symptoms, such as high fever, muscle twitching, drug tolerance, severe anxiety, physical and mental changes.
  • Unlike traditional therapy, it is pain-free and effortless.
  • Pharmacological support helps control irritability symptoms.
  • ROD and UROD are the best options to prevent the risk of physical and psychological opioid withdrawal side effects.
  • Healthcare experts frequently monitor your condition and provide the required therapy.

Addiction Treatment After the Detox Process

The detox procedure is often combined with physiotherapy, psychotherapy, and follow-up addiction counseling sessions which help with the most efficient and successful treatment of drug addiction. After completing the procedure, you can live a healthy and narcotic-free life.

The Cost of a Rapid Detox

The rapid detox process can vary depending on treatment plans, therapies, pharmacological support, physiotherapist sessions, and counseling. The cost of the procedure is usually 2,700 €. Consult our specialists to find out the exact cost of your treatment.


The medical doctors and nurses at the Dr.Vorobjev Clinic are highly experienced and skilled. They provide the best rapid opioid detoxification and recovery services.

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