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electrical stimulation used to treat opioid withdrawal

Company Testing New Device to Help Cut Down on Opioid Withdrawal

At Advanced Rapid Detox, we are always searching for ways that enhance the treatment process for our detox patients. Often times for many of our patients, it’s the first step of the recovery process that is the hardest. They understand that fear and pain make up a large portion of their time. At Advanced Rapid Detox, we search for safe, fast and efficient ways to help during your treatment and recovery. Currently, there is a company testing a new device to help cut down on opioid withdrawal. We are excited to see their results in the near future.

The Neurostimulation Device

In Dallas, there is currently a 40-subject adult study of the “Phoenix” device that may be approved as soon as late 2020. Spark Biomedical, Inc. is working and testing a wearable, over-the-ear device that delivers mild electrical stimulation to the cranial nerve branches. This device comes with a rechargeable battery and aids as a tool to help those struggling with opioid addiction. This is a pain free device and best of all, no needles are involved.

The Science Behind This New Device

So how does delivering mild electrical stimulation to your cranial nerve branches help with your addiction? Opioids trigger the release of endorphins. They muffle your brain’s perception of pain and can produce a false sense of pleasure and well-being. For these reasons, anxiety and fear dwell in the minds of those knowing they need to quit. The device that delivers mild electrical stimulation is aimed to help restore the autonomic balance that was once lost. While doing this, it is also aiding in the production of endorphins that are thought to fill the void the opioids once had. This new device aims to help cut down on opioid withdrawal and give that individual the ability to take control of their own life and think logically.

Should the Phoenix make it to the market, it will be available to physicians and treatment facilities like Advanced Rapid Detox. Being involved in the best practice measures as well as the most innovative treatment plans for our patients is something we always strive to do for our patients. If you would like to learn more about the new device that helps cut down on opioid withdrawal or if you’d like to learn more specifically about the current rapid opiate detox services we offer today, feel free to give us a call. Call Advanced Rapid Detox today at (800) 603-1813 or email info@advancedrapiddetox.com.