What is Anesthesia Assisted
Opioid Detoxification?

The treatment involves inducing an opioid withdrawal state with the opioid antagonist naloxone while under general anesthesia. Naloxone displaces the opioids from your opioid receptors within your body, initiating an immediate withdrawal process. While under anesthesia, our patients don’t experience the intense withdrawal symptoms they endure in traditional detoxification treatments. We perform this procedure in a state-of-the-art facility, utilizing the latest equipment and medications to ensure maximal patient safety at all times.

This is the critical first step on your road to recovery, but frequently the most difficult. You are not alone, we are here to help you.

Does It Work?

Anesthesia-assisted opioid detoxification is a technique that was first introduced in the early 1980s to treat heroin addiction.  As with any new surgery or treatment, the initial introduction of its use brought unforeseen issues and complications to light.

Dr. Atoian and Dr. Bowles have pursued formal training in anesthesia-assisted opioid detoxification and have a combined 40 years of experience honing this technique.  Experts in the physiology and neurobiology of opioid dependency, our physicians have developed a cutting-edge protocol that empowers patients to break the cycle of opioid addiction safely and efficiently.  Anesthesia-assisted opioid detoxification is a safe and effective treatment to achieve 100% detoxification quickly, without the suffering required of traditional detoxification methods.

How Does It Work?

The administration of naloxone displaces the opioids from the opiate receptors, which immediately  initiates an intense withdrawal state allowing the opiate receptors to begin the healing process.

This is not a complete treatment, but the initial and perhaps most difficult step on the road to breaking the shackles of opioid dependency.

What is Anesthesia Assisted Opioid Detoxification?

The treatment involves inducing an opioid withdrawal state with the opioid antagonist naloxone while under general anesthesia. Naloxone displaces the opioids from your opioid receptors within your body, initiating an immediate withdrawal process. While under anesthesia, our patients don’t experience the intense withdrawal symptoms they endure in traditional detoxification treatments. We perform this procedure in a state-of-the-art facility, utilizing the latest equipment and medications to ensure maximal patient safety at all times.

This is the critical first step on your road to recovery, but frequently the most difficult. You are not alone, we are here to help you.

Does It Work?

Anesthesia-assisted opioid detoxification is a technique that was first introduced in the early 1980s to treat heroin addiction.  As with any new surgery or treatment, the initial introduction of its use brought unforeseen issues and complications to light.

Dr. Atoian and Dr. Bowles have pursued formal training in anesthesia-assisted opioid detoxification and have a combined 40 years of experience honing this technique.  Experts in the physiology and neurobiology of opioid dependency, our physicians have developed a cutting-edge protocol that empowers patients to break the cycle of opioid addiction safely and efficiently.  Anesthesia-assisted opioid detoxification is a safe and effective treatment to achieve 100% detoxification quickly, without the suffering required of traditional detoxification methods.

How Does It Work?

The administration of naloxone displaces the opioids from the opiate receptors, which immediately  initiates an intense withdrawal state allowing the opiate receptors to begin the healing process.

This is not a complete treatment, but the initial and perhaps most difficult step on the road to breaking the shackles of opioid dependency.

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