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August 14, 2015 12:00 ET

Innovative Detox Reveals Bait and Switch -- The Las Vegas Shuffle

Conventional Drug Rehab Centers Advertise "Rapid Detox" While Offering Same Old Treatment

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2015) - In a shocking new blog posted earlier today, Innovative Detox -- a Las Vegas-based medically-based alcohol- and drug-addiction treatment program -- revealed the results of a "mystery-shopper" research project. This research, using trained and skilled market researchers, uncovered a potentially deceptive advertising effort now being undertaken by several local "conventional" residential drug addiction treatment programs.

This study found that some of Las Vegas's traditional-model residential addiction treatment programs have begun to advertise "rapid detox" addiction treatment services. However, when prospects call in looking for rapid detox services, these addiction treatment centers try to switch them from a "rapid detox" treatment to conventional 28-day to 45-day residential addiction treatment. These research findings were confirmed by several mystery shoppers calling these drug rehab centers on different dates over a period of two weeks.

Research also suggests that this move toward traditional-model drug treatment centers advertising that they offer rapid detox when they really offer traditional in-patient treatment programs can be found across the country.

"This is a classic bait-and-switch advertising tactic," according to Innovative Detox's CEO, Dr. Lucas Furst. "The centers we mystery-shopped are claiming to offer "rapid detox" drug rehab services -- but what they really offer is the standard five-to-seven-day in-patient program of "assisted" withdrawal.

"There is nothing rapid about this week-long withdrawal," Dr. Furst pointed out, "because their patients still have to go through an extended period of withdrawal. Worse, some of the conventional treatment centers we mystery-shopped exchange their patients' current opiate addiction -- to heroin or prescription opiates -- for addiction to Suboxone. This is an addictive opiate that some claim is easier to withdraw from than prescription or street opiates -- but studies show their success rate, even using Suboxone, is dismal.

"However, our innovative new out-patient anesthesia-facilitated rapid detox treatment protocol eliminates addiction during a medical procedure that takes just three to five hours," Dr. Furst noted. "During this time, our patients go through withdrawal while under anesthesia -- they awake free from their addiction and ready to start a new, addiction-free life. And, instead of staying in a hospital or treatment center for 28 days, our patients stay in a luxury hotel, with their spouse or significant other, and in less than a week, they've not only eliminated their addictions, but they are also launched on the path of a drug-free life -- for the rest of their lives.

"Despite these local centers' advertised claims offering 'rapid detox,' these conventional treatment centers steer new patients into a five-to-seven day 'assisted withdrawal' program," Dr. Furst said. "This drawn-out seven-day withdrawal is followed by a 28 to 45 day -- or longer -- 'recovery' treatment program. These traditional drug rehab programs all depend on the patient's willpower to persevere through a seven-day withdrawal, followed by a lifetime of 'one-day-at-a-time' resistance to cravings and temptations. It is for this reason that, according to a 'meta-study' white paper which reviewed and analyzed 36 published peer-reviewed studies, their patients tend to relapse. This meta-study concluded that traditional drug rehab programs have -- at best -- a 75 percent failure rate, while true anesthesia-facilitated drug rehab programs have a 90+ percent success rate."

"We believe," Dr. Furst concluded, "that this relative success rate, which is increasingly attracting patients away from conventional treatment programs, has spurred these local treatment centers to advertise a service they do not deliver. They want addicts or their loved ones to call, so they can try to talk them out of true rapid detox treatment and into one of their long-term residential treatment programs. We can think of no other reason for this bait-and-switch advertising tactic."

Additional research indicated that this move toward conventional in-patient treatment centers advertising "rapid detox" is not limited to Las Vegas -- it is a growing national trend, as conventional treatment programs try to bluff those addicts who are looking for authentic anesthesia-facilitated rapid drug and alcohol detox programs.

About Innovative Detox

Las Vegas-based Innovative Detox was created by four medical professionals to offer people addicted to alcohol, heroin, suboxone, methadone or prescription opiate painkillers a rapid detox-based and medically-sound alternative to conventional drug rehab and alcohol rehab. Those old, failed willpower-based programs have a 75 percent failure rate, while Rapid Detox succeeds more than 90 percent of the time.

To help ensure our patients' success, we also provide patients a variety of distinctive supportive treatments, from IV Hydration and Hyperbaric Oxygen to brain mapping and addiction counseling. This allows clients to medically overcome their addictions and begin their second chance at life, a life free from addiction.

While there are limited risks to any procedure involving anesthesia, Innovative Detox's patent-pending ID Method -- based around the exclusive Beckett Protocol -- is medically-safe when administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist.

For more information about our treatment protocol, contact Innovative Detox at 1-84-ID-DETOX or 1-844-433-3869 -- or contact us at

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