CARBONDALE – Technology has entered into the fight against opiod addiction, and a new device to aid the effort effort is now available in Southern Illinois.
The Bridge, an FDA-approved medical device, helps curb the effects of opiate withdrawal within minutes of application.
According to RecoverUs of Carbondale, the Bridge is a gentle neuro-stimulation system (NSS) device small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and attaches just behind the client’s earlobe. They said it’s a non-narcotic treatment that works “nearly 100 percent of the time” by gently stimulating the nerves to the brain to create a feeling of calm and ease.
The response to the Bridge, according to RecoverUs, happens within as little as 8-10 minutes, and is the “ideal therapy” for the pain associated with withdrawal from Heroin, Suboxone, Methadone, Oxymorphone and Opiate pills, such as Hydrocodone, Oxycodone and Fentanyl.
The device keeps clients from needing to swallow a pill while combating the nausea and pain associated with withdrawal.