Dilaidid is an opiate based narcotic frequently prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. Dilaidid can be habit-forming and should only be used by the person to whom it was prescribed. One should never take more than the prescribed amount. Delaidid has been known to produce dangerous side effects when mixed with alcohol.
Never attempt Delaidid detox on your own as the withdrawal process can be dangerous. Seek medical assistance to help guide you through the process.
Delaidid detox generally happens in three stages. The first stage is the evaluation process. During this process you are tested to see how much Delaidid is in your blood stream. It also evaluates you for any co-occuring disorders, such as mental or behavioral disorders. The second stage is the rapid drug detox, which is done while under anesthesia, and the third stage is the maintenance stage to help the patient to avoid going back on to the drug.
Rapid Drug Detox
The rapid drug detox can be done at most drug detox centers. Trained medical professionals will put the patient under anesthesia and give them Naltrexone or a similar treatment drug. It generally takes about two hours and it condenses the worst of the withdrawal process into a short period. The major portion of withdrawal will occur while the patient is asleep. This means that the patient bypass the major effects of withdrawal.
While under anesthesia the patient will be implanted with a Naltrexone implant. It is placed under the skin and releases small doses of opiate blocking medication. This medication blocks the receptors and helps the patient fight off the physical symptoms of withdrawal during the Delaidid detox process. The implant will dissolve entirely in three months, but it can be re-implanted if needed. Other alternatives to the implant are oral pills or intramuscular injections. The chosen method will vary depending upon the requirements of the patient.
The maintenance stage of Delaidid detox begins with trained professionals meeting with the patient and discussing the psychological aspects of drug withdrawal. They will then help guide the patient through the process of removing the drug from their lives through therapy and education.