HEROIN DETOX TREATMENT OUTCOME

The Health Technology Assessment Agency of the Ministry of Science and Innovation has examined the results of out treatment and pointed out its effectiveness. In this way, Tavad has become the only center which offers the best, officially evaluated results.

Our treatment in the hospital achieves 100% success in heroin detoxification, strengthening the elimination of abstinence syndrome and craving, however serious the addiction.

The results of the examination of our patients when are admitted to and are discharged from the hospital phase of treatment, show significant changes in the analysed areas. Depression, anxiety, hostility, paranoid ideas, phobias and obsessions show a marked improvement during the hospital stay of two days. In this time, the patient becomes stable and manages to recuperate well-being.

In addition to changes in the addiction, mood and executive functions such as making decisions, the improvement of the patient can also be seen in the recovery of organ and system function which may have been damaged as a result of heroin consumption and other substances commonly associated with heroin. In this way the cardiovascular and hepatic indices show positive progress during the first month of treatment.

Finally, during the subsequent phase of medical and psychological treatment, which lasts one year, we achieve excellent progress in 75% of the people who began the treatment.

Heroin detoxification outcome: Comparative graph

Success in detoxification

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Data evaluated by AETS (Health Technology Assessment Agency) from the Carlos III Health Institute. Ministry of Science and Innovation

Outcome A year after discharge from hospital

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Data obtained from www.datos.org

Clinical Profile of the patient

Age

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Sex

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Marital status

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Years of dependence

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Previous treatments

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Drug-taking

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Media and social repercussions of our treatment

This BBC scientific documentary is lengthy and incisive. The British channel follows Ruppert and Val, two citizens from London hooked on methadone, during a trip to Seville that changed their lives. Sequences filmed inside Dr. Legarda’s clinic share live testimonies from the other journey taken by the protagonists: the return from the world of drugs.

This BBC scientific documentary is lengthy and incisive. The British channel follows Ruppert and Val, two citizens from London hooked on methadone, during a trip to Seville that changed their lives. Sequences filmed inside Dr. Legarda’s clinic share live testimonies from the other journey taken by the protagonists: the return from the world of drugs.