MDS Drug Detox specializes in rapid opiate detoxification in the Detroit suburb of Southfield, Michigan. MDS Drug Detox is owned and operated by Dr. Julia Aharonov, a board-certified Anesthesiologist, and Dr. Joseph George, board-certified in Addiction Medicine. The doctors who created the MDS Drug Detox protocol have been working together since 2008 and the MDS facility opened its doors in 2010. Clients usually detox at MDS in a week or less, though in special circumstances that can be extended. As clients near the end of their stay, MDS Drug works to find the appropriate next level of treatment elsewhere.
Accommodations and Food
MDS Drug Detox occupies an upscale clinical office facility with five beds. Clients are sedated for the majority of the detox process, so the accommodations are similar to a hospital, with more attention paid to function than fashion. The private waiting area, exam rooms and recovery room feature comfortable furniture and modern décor.
Clients are not permitted visitors, but family members are encouraged to call to check in on their loved ones for the first three days. After the initial detox phase, clients are moved to a nearby hotel with the companion of their choice for an additional all-inclusive three-day stay. Doctors come to the hotel for rounds at least three times a day and clients must be medically stable before they are discharged.
Treatment and Staff
Clients begin with a free consultation to determine if they are a good candidate for the type of detox procedure MDS provides. Occasionally, certain medical tests are performed to determine whether the process will be safe. Pre-op screenings and tests are medically supervised by a physician, nurses and behavioral technicians.
The detox procedure begins with sedation, followed by a medically induced withdrawal. Clients rest peacefully for about three days, then they are brought out of sedation and spend a period of time recovering before moving to the post-op facility. MDS Drug also administers a Naltrexone implant while the client is unconscious. This drug helps alleviate cravings for a period of about two months. After that time, the individual is advised to return to have the implant replaced. The doctors recommend clients be treated with Naltrexone for the first year post-detox while brain chemistry normalizes. Those with co-occurring disorders can be assured that the treatment team closely monitors their mental health medication.
MDS Drug Detox is the nation’s only doctor-founded opiate detox center where procedures are done under Anesthesiologist-monitored sedation. In addition, MDS Drug Detox has a team of registered nurses and licensed paramedics that remain with clients at all times before, during and after the procedure. The staff has extensive experience in the field of sedation assisted opiate detox, Addictionology, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, Surgery and Emergency Medicine.
MDS Drug Detox is an innovative service in addiction treatment. Through a combination of sedation, drug-induced detox and Naltrexone to combat cravings, opiate addicts are able to break the physical cycle of addiction. With dual diagnosis support and an emphasis on finding the right aftercare, clients can feel they are in good hands as they begin recovery.
MDS Drug Detox
25835 Southfield Rd
Southfield, MI 48075
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