1860 El Camino Real, Suite 301, Burlingame CA 94010

Phone: (650) 552-8100
Fax: (650) 552-8105

MAAP Detoxification

A well-established specialty deals with diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions in adults. In addition to acute and chronic disease management, preventive medical care is an important part of our practice. 

Addiction Medicine

Office Based Alcohol & Stimulant Detoxification 

Medically Assisted Abstinence Protocol

MAAP treatment enables people with serious alcoholic and stimulant problems to rapidly complete detoxification and stabilization.  You will have greater mental clarity than traditional methods of detoxification. This clarity does not deliver or ensure sobriety. Our physicians and therapist will advise and guide you to begin your journey to recovery with a profound improvement in purpose and direction.

It is not a cure. It is a Giant Step forward on the road to Sobriety.

Detoxification is only the first small step toward sobriety, and is the easiest.  "Getting clean is easy, staying clean is hard."  If there is no commitment towards some type of rehab program, you are wasting your time and money.  The program includes 3 hours of 1:1 counselling that is focused on relapse prevention. The medication we use is intravenous flumazenil, which was developed as an antagonist for the treatment of overdoses of benzodiazepines and to reverse sedation in the operating room.  It has been safely used for addiction treatment in Europe and the United States for over 15 years. 

If Benzodiazepines are being currently used by you, it is potentially dangerous, and you are not a current candidate for this treatment. If you have benzodiazepines in your body at the time of the infusion, you could become ill.  This is a safe treatment done in our office through an intravenous infusion, under a physician’s supervision.

Below is a list of benzodiazepines and similar agents that could be problematic.  You must be off these meds for 2 weeks prior to the first infusion. 

  • Ambien (Zolpidem)
  • Ativan (Lorazepam)
  • Centrax (Prazepam)
  • Dalmane (Flurazepam)
  • Halcion (Triazolam)
  • Klonopin (Clonazepam)
  • Librium (Chlordiazepoxide)
  • Lunesta (Eszopiclone)
  • Paxipam (Halazepam)
  • Restoril (Temazepam)
  • Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam)
  • Serax (Oxazepam)
  • Sonata (Zaleplon)
  • Tranxene (Chlorazepate)
  • Valium (Diazepam)
  • Xanax (Alprazolam)

If you are on any of these medications, do not stop without medical supervision

There will be a free initial brief evaluation.  If you decide to continue laboratory studies will be required to ascertain if you are a candidate.  This will include a complete blood count, a chemistry panel and a urine drug screen.  Pregnancy tests will be done when appropriate. The total lab fee of $ 150 must be paid in in full, at the time of ordering.  If you proceed with the infusions, the lab costs will be credited to your account.

The total treatment time is approximately 1 - 2 hours per infusion.  After the infusion, you will be safe to go home. You will be given a non-habit forming medication for sleep, if needed.

Alcohol Treatment

There will be IV infusions of Flumazenil on two consecutive days during week one and two additional treatments in week three and five.  The cost of the four infusions for alcohol users is $3,000, payable in advance of the first scheduled infusion. It is payable at the time of the first visit. Cash, money order or credit cards  are  acceptable for payment. Checks are not acceptable for payment. 

Stimulant Treatment

There will be IV infusions of Flumazenil on three consecutive days during week one and two additional treatments in week three and five.  The cost of five infusions for stimulant users is $5,000.  The entire fee is payable in advance of the first scheduled infusion. It is payable at the time of the first visit. Cash, money order or credit cards  are  acceptable for payment. Checks are not acceptable for payment. 

Privacy Concerns

As more and more medical offices, hospitals, clinics and government and private health agencies change toward Electronic Health Records (EHRs), your records will not be among them.

 YOUR PRIVACY IS NOT JEOPARDIZED. IN OUR OFFICE, AS WE USE PAPER CHARTS NOT EHR. 

That means your records are not shared with anyone.