- Doctor Hiller’s Opiate Addiction Treatment Method
- Scientific Justification of Opiate Addiction Treatment Method
- Advantages of Opiate Addiction Treatment Method
- Excursus to Method Background
OPIATE ADDICTION TREATMENT
The unique scientifically proved opiate addiction treatment method was developed in 1992, when no one could assume that opiate addiction can be cured. Almost in 2 days the patient will be able to come back to active lifestyle (work, studies, sports and so on). However, he remains under observation of experts working according to Doctor Hiller’s method. Periodically the patient visits our addiction treatment Center for psychological and medicamental support.
Doctor Hiller studied opiate addiction in detail from different points of view, and eventually he has concluded that withdrawal pains stem from accumulation of noradrenergic substances in the brain. So the effective opiate addiction treatment includes using of special medications that will help to remove these substances from the brain within several hours.
The principal difference of this method from other addiction treatment methods is that withdrawal pains are provoked by using special medications. Such condition lasts for 3-4 hours while standard withdrawal pains of heroin and methadone addicts last for 2 weeks and more. During the procedure the patient does not feel anything, because he or she is previously placed under light general anesthesia. So this opiate addiction treatment excludes physical suffering of patients.
During the cleaning procedure of the brain from noradrenergic substances vital indicators are necessarily controlled: oxygen content in blood, blood pressure, pulse, breathing, temperature and others. Opiate addiction treatment is carried out in intensive care department.
Noradrenogenes are group of biochemically active, very powerful substances, which are generated and accumulated in the brain of heroin and methadone addicts (as a reaction to presence of drugs similar to heroin in the body). Their presence cause abstinence syndrome (“withdrawal pains”).
The noradrenergic substances are the noradrenalin precursors, so they are the basis for adrenalin formation in the brain. This means that neither “waste products”, nor “toxins” are accumulated, as many people mistakenly believe. We are talking about excess accumulation of chemically active biological substances.
For effective opiate addiction treatment we must orientate ourselves in peculiarities relating to human brain pharmacology as well as in pathophysiology of an addict’s body.
The endorphin deficiency in the brain is observed in all heroin addicts that results in endorphin receptors failure. Disorders occur in histamine, serotonin, dopamine and other vital biochemical systems. So, it is necessary to consider such facts upon opiate addiction treatment.
- Physical addiction to heroin and methadone are removed at once during one treatment that lasts for 4-6 hours.
- Lack of any physical sufferings (“withdrawal pains”) during opiate addiction treatment. Patients do not need suffer from something and wait for something to feel better. Thus the threat of nervous and psychic failures is reduced.
- Highly professional layout of the treatment process, selection of safe medicines and high level of staff training ensure the procedure without complications.
- Quick return to normal life, minimal opiate abuse treatment period. Almost in 2-3 days patients may start getting used to normal lifestyle: work, study, go in for sports.
- Lack of treatment that lasts for several weeks during which the patient cannot see either relatives, or close friends, and which becomes a kind of imprisonment for addicts. Doctor Hiller’s method is opiate addiction treatment without long stay in stationary department!
- Treatment in Doctor Hiller’s Сlinic is anonymous.
In 1992 in Italy Dr.Jacob Hiller developed new revolutionary method of drug addiction treatment in collaboration with his colleagues. After a while his company named CITA implemented new drug addiction treatment method in St. Raphael University Hospital in Milan (at the Catholic Church).
At first, Dr.Hiller and his colleagues faced, frankly speaking, with lack of understanding of other “experts” in this area all over Europe. With inestimable support of the Catholic Church (St. Raphael medical organization) he succeeded to show and prove that these opiate addiction treatment methods (first of all heroin and methadone addiction) are really developed on the scientific basis and they have a high degree of efficiency.
In 1995 according to instructions of the Minister of Health (Italy) the Committee consisting of the best Italian psychiatrists, anesthetists, toxicologists and pharmacologists was established. It thoroughly examined all stages of drug addiction treatment – 500 patients who underwent treatment according to Dr.Hiller’s method in St. Raphael hospital in Milan. The final report for the Minister described the results in detail, the Committee evaluated high efficiency and reliability as well as safety of Dr.Jacob Hiller’s methods of drug addiction treatment (see Decision of Italian Health Ministry’s Committee).
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