View Full Version : Different AAD Methods
09-14-2005, 05:51 PM
With so many different organizations offering this treatment, are there yet options for insurance? What about the treatment itself, does anyone know what differs between organizations and methods?
Most importantly, what's the process? Would I literally just be knocked out via local anesthesia and then narcan'd to death?
How do most people feel when they first come out of it? How long does it take (like a couple of hours, etc?)
09-15-2005, 01:57 PM
There is no insurance code for detoxification under anesthesia yet. Detoxification is categorized as a psychiatric disease.
The process is design based on each patients medical and dependency history. The amount of time the patient is under anesthesia is around 1 to 2 hours. The lenght of stay in the hospiat is usually 4 days , but again based on patients medical and dependency history.
No matter how you look at it ,it's a nasty, expensive and mostly unsuccessfull treatment ,with most patients regressing within one month.
A friend of mine did this detox ,it made her very sick and did nothing for the mental problems associated with this treatment.
This is purely based on my own opinion and therefore lacks any scientific value.
If you really want to kick youve got to remove yourself from the gear completely . There is no reason to do it hard ,all you need is an understanding doc ,who can prescibe you methadone ,but only enough to chase away the bones and reduce down by 5ml a week .
Try and get out of the city and do volunteer work on a farm for minimum 6 months .Might seem like a long time ,but the thing you need most is space away from your current environment.
I tried every form of detox(except aad), and the only thing that worked for me was to remove myself from the situation. I'm sure there are people out there that don't need to do this ,but if your'e at the stage that you need AAD then I think the idea that after the treatment you can just go back and stay straight ,might have to be revised.
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