Just wondering, do people who go through medically supervised sedated detox circumvent post acute withdrawl syndrome?-K
No, PAWS can occur for a few months to 2 years after detox, whether it is cold turkey, suboxone, or rapid detox. It can be dangerous to do the rapid detoxes as well, but more importantly, there is a pretty high relapse rate with that too. KittyCatGirl, i know thiw will be difficult, but try to remain fearless and also keep busy, it distracts you from focusing on every little symptom. Fear makes these symptoms much worse. Try to be fearless. Pqtti
Those quickie detox places definetely do NOT let one skip the PAWS phase.
Also, several people have died in these place, by aspirating their own vomit while under sedation, so be careful if you choose this route.
There is no easy way out, as patti said,you must be fearless, and tackle this on your own, or go to a reputable rehab. With counselling. There is always the suboxone route too.
You CAN do this!!
My son went through rapid detox in California 2 years ago and my sister a year ago. They did not have any PAWS. I read and research a lot about it and I might be mistake but if the rapid detox is followed by Naltrexone and good psychotherapy to learn how to deal with negative feeling , I believe he success is a lot higher... My sons friend had rapid detox ( actually he did a cheaper one with no follow up a one day and hotel one) as well and he relapsed almost immediately. But his was a nightmare all together..
So my experience is that first you need a good responsible detox with some after care and then follow up...
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