Heroin Detox

    Prevalence of Heroin and Opioid Abuse in the United States

    • Opioid and heroin abuse continues to be a problem in the United States and around the world. Across the United States, research is showing abuse is increasing.
    • More than 3.5 million people over the age of 13 have used heroin at least once in their lifetime.
    • Approximately 3% of people are currently using pain relievers, such as Norco, Tramadol, Percocet, and nearly 2 million people had used OxyContin at least once in their lives.
    • Statistics show that illicit prescription abuse cost the American economy over $500 billion annually in increase healthcare costs, lost wages, traffic accidents, and crime related matters.
    • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 15 to 22 percent of car crashes involved drivers who had drugs in their system.
    • Illicit prescription use and addiction is linked to at least half of the major crimes in this country, and at least half of the suspects arrested for violent crimes were under the influence of drugs.
    • Stress is a major factor in narcotic prescription abuse.
    • In 2006, an estimated 20.4 million Americans, 12 years or older, were current illicit prescription users. This estimate represents 8.3 percent of the population aged 12 years or older.

    Types of Opioids

    Opioids are defined by their ability to bind to and activate opiate receptors inside our bodies. They can be divided into three (3) classes:

    • Naturally occurring opioids: The classic natural opioids are opium and morphine. Opium is extracted from the opium poppy plant, and morphine is its primary active component. Endogenous (produced inside our bodies) are neural polypeptides endorphins and encephalins that are also natural opioids.
    • Semi-synthetic opioids: Semi-synthesis is a type of chemical synthesis that uses compounds isolated from natural sources (e.g., plants) as starting materials. Semi-synthetic opioids include heroin, oxycodone, oxymorphone, and hydrocodone.
    • Synthetic opioids: Synthetic opioids are made using total synthesis, in which large molecules are created inside a lab from a stepwise combination of small and cheap (petrochemical) building blocks. Synthetic opioids include buprenorphine (Suboxone), methadone, fentanyl, and meperidine (Demerol).

    History

    • Opioids are the most powerful known pain relievers. Their use and certainly drug abuse date back to antiquity. The pain relieving and euphoric effects of opioids were known to the Sumerians in Mesopotamia (4,000 BC) and Egyptians (2,000 BC). International awareness of opioid abuse began early in the 20th century when President Theodore Roosevelt convened the Shanghai Opium Commission in 1909 to assist the Chinese empire in stamping out opioid addiction.
    • In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson’s administration drafted legislation to limit the use of narcotics, requiring prescription in good faith; this became effective in 1915. Legitimate providers of narcotics and cocaine preparations were required to register with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and were mandated to keep records of transactions.
    • In 1917, the Harrison Narcotics Tax Act was interpreted by the courts in such a way that opioids could not be prescribed for the treatment of opioid addiction.
    • In 1974, the Narcotic Addict Treatment Act allowed regulated methadone treatment for opioid addiction, but made off-label use of opioids illegal.
    • In 2000, the Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) allowed qualified physicians to use Schedule III, IV, or V drugs for the treatment of opioid dependence. Suboxone, or buprenorphine is currently the only drug approved under DATA.

    Development of Addiction

    Drug addiction is a progressive disease with adverse physical and psychological implications. The addict’s brain becomes indifferent to the things once felt to be important or pleasant, and instead the mental capacity significantly loses its ability with self-control, judgment, memory, and inappropriate behavior or emotions.

    Early Dependence

    Regular cravings for narcotics and heroin that when the time between each use lengthens, early withdrawal symptoms will appear, including irritability, fatigue, difficulty focusing and depression. Despite early physical and psychological dependence, many users appear able in maintaining what may appear to be normal lives. However, as the body develops a tolerance, or as some may call it ‘immunity’, the need for more drugs is encountered to achieved the same level of euphoria or drug high, or simply from getting sick.

    Self-destructive Behavior, Harmful Consequences

    Is seen during the development of advanced stages of severe addiction. Destruction of marriage and family, loss of employment, financial and legal problems. Significant withdrawal symptoms include uncontrolled cravings, and the persistent use despite known and devastating consequences. If attempts are made to stop, risky, possibly life-threatening withdrawal symptoms may occur without proper clinical intervention.

    The HRI Healing ™ Method

    Free Yourself from Narcotic Addiction
    and Take Your Life Back
    with the HRI Healing ™ method

    Our innovative and safe opioid drug detox method, HRI Healing ™ method can eliminate greater than 95% of the pain and suffering associated with heroin of narcotic withdrawal.

    With severe withdrawal symptoms and signs lasting up to several weeks, the chances of a patient relapsing back onto drugs of addiction are considerably high. However, with the HRI Healing TM Method, relapse is very low.

    A highly specialized, board-certified, and fellowship-trained physician and anesthesiologist remains personally involved throughout the entire procedure and healing process.

    We are one of only a hand full of centers in the United States – in a comfortable surrounding – that requires the treating physician and provider to be present throughout the entire healing process and days leading up before their discharge home. Our medical director and detox specialist has been trained at some of this Nation’s best teaching institutions.

    All patients are screened, examined, and detoxed entirely by the medical director himself. In a semi-office setting, you will feel as though you are at home without realizing that neatly tucked away behind the scenes are the most advanced monitoring equipment available. Your physician remains at your side through the entire process.

    With our exclusively developed and proven HRI Healing ™ method our patients are safely, painlessly, and quickly detoxed in a private and comfort setting.

    The Process of Detoxification

    The rapid anesthesia detoxification method involves the infusion of an ‘antidote’ that is FDA approved and safe. The intravenous medications quickly block the effects of the drug on the body while you sleep.

    Our founder and medical director, Dr. Hussein Huraibi, MD, developed the HRI Healing ™ method. From his time as a resident at Yale University, Dr. Huraibi has continually refined his method to become ever better and safer with each passing year.

    100% Privacy and Confidentiality

    Recreational or prescription drug abuse may have been for fun or relief, or to cope with stress or discomfort. Now the drug is affecting your health, your family, and relationships, maybe even your career. The cravings and the withdrawals are overpowering and trying to quit is difficult and painful. You need help and an in-patient program means high cost, needless time away from the family, your career, and other responsibilities.

    We have the solution … HRI Healing TM method! The HRI Healing ™ method is a powerful anesthesia-enabled detox process involving the transfusion of precise combinations of FDA-approved medications that quickly remove narcotics from your body comfortably while you sleep. The HRI Healing ™ method is safe and affordable, and a proven method of eliminating the pain and discomfort associated with opioid withdrawal.

    The Cost

    The HRI Healing TM method is affordable, effective, and safe. What you receive is the best care without the added cost of having a private one-on-one encounter with a fellowship-trained, board-certified physician and anesthesiologist. This is something money cannot easily buy! The average cost is between $6,500 to $11,000. Regardless of which package you select; the results are the same – effective and safe!

    Success Story

    “I was struggling with drug addiction at the time when I lost my job and my wife left me. Unable to get myself clean on my own, I decided to go online and that’s when I discovered Dr. Huraibi! … full of knowledge and, more importantly, Dr. Huraibi and his staff didn’t make me feel as though I was an addict. He [Dr. Huraibi] was very professional and proper yet personable. I’m so happy to have my life back!” William T., Kansas City, MO.