Rapid Detox Specialists for 22 Years

Waismann Method® provides the safest, most effective, and successful rapid detox available. Patients who seek the best opioid treatment option fly from all corners of the world to our exclusive Southern California location. Here, patients receive individualized care from our quadruple board-certified M.D. in a private room of an accredited hospital, followed by a few days at our exclusive recovery center. This additional time under professional care further ensures each patient’s safety, comfort, and success.

Michael H. Lowenstein M.D. is the nation’s most experienced provider of opioid detoxification under sedation. He has successfully treated thousands of patients.

What Is Rapid Detox?

Ultra Rapid Opioid Detoxification was first developed by Dr. Loimer with patients under anesthesia and intubation based on earlier rapid detoxification methods published by researchers at the Yale University. Following, several modifications and improvements have been suggested by various groups of researchers in the technique of ultra-rapid opioid detoxification (hereafter referred to as Ultra Rapid Opiate Detox).

Rapid detoxification is a procedure in which a board-certified anesthesiologist sedates the patient and gives FDA-approved medications combined with opioid antagonists to clear the receptor sites. As a result, it significantly reduces the discomfort and duration of an acute opioid withdrawal.

The process is also known as anesthesia-assisted detoxification, accelerated opioid detox, ultra-rapid detox, and Waismann Method® (the most recognized center worldwide). Waismann Method® protocol meets patients’ unique health needs based on a comprehensive medical evaluation that occurs the day before the detox.

Waismann Method® Medically Assisted Opioid Detox Specialists

Above all, use caution when seeking a treatment center. It is important to remember that not all centers follow adequate safety protocols. Some might even try cutting costs by providing unrealistic overnight promises. Other centers offer detox in surgical centers where immediate and necessary medical resources are unavailable.

Rapid drug detox is safe and successful when in a full-service hospital and performed by an experienced board-certified M.D. Only an accredited hospital can provide different specialists for consultation and immediate emergency care. Generally speaking, this extensive availability of resources provides a much safer, more comfortable, and effective opioid detox process.

 Rapid Detox Centers Differences, Risk, and Benefits

One of the safest and most successful treatment options for someone suffering from opioid use disorder is a medically assisted detox, but only when the provider is responsible, honest, and experienced.

To Ensure Rapid Detoxification Safety:

Hospital admission should be at least a day before anesthesia detox.

  • This extra time allows doctors to gather the information they need to achieve safer and more comfortable detoxification. Furthermore, it is critical to know what patients ingest within the last day before the procedure. Certain foods, medications, or other substances can adversely interact with medicines given during drug detox. Additionally, all patients respond differently to key medications. Knowing your unique response allows the treating physician to have a much better plan of what and how much to use while you are under sedation. Most importantly, patients need a comprehensive medical evaluation to ensure the procedure’s candidacy and safety.

Patients should receive medical detox for opiates in a private room.

  • The treating physician’s attention should be undivided, so no signs of unexpected events during drug detox are missed.

Other drug detox options should be available for those who are not candidates for rapid detox.

  • When a second option is not available, doctors and patients might push the boundaries further than they should.

There is no need for more than a couple of hours under sedation to achieve successful rapid detoxification.

  • The longer the patient is under anesthetics, the more risk and side effects the patient might have. Procedures lasting 3 hours or more are antiquated and carry more risks.

Don’t accept unsubstantiated and false claims, such as “complete regulation that occurs in 24 hours.”

  • Promises of overnight endorphin regulation or, even worse, promises of miraculously returning to a pre-addiction state immediately are false sales pitches that the proper authorities should reprimand. The central nervous system (CNS) is constantly regulating itself to adapt to new conditions. The speed and totality of this process are based on several factors and unique to each patient.

Verify the license, credentials, and experience of the treating physician

  • Many doctors do not have the experience or knowledge to manage detoxification under sedation safely. Other doctors are not allowed to practice in the USA. In most cases, their credentials and training are substandard to our basic requirements. Furthermore, when you cannot verify a license, you cannot be sure of the truth of what you are being told.

When it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

  • There are no miracles in medicine, and you will not be the first one.  As fast as this type of medically assisted drug detox is, it is not an overnight cure. Actually, the procedure is extremely safe when the doctors have ample time to evaluate, stabilize and treat the patient Before, during, and post-detox.  After rapid detoxification, the whole metabolism needs to find a new baseline. This adjustment period affects your sleep, mood, blood pressure, fluid retention, and other essential functions. It is irresponsible to discharge patients to a hotel immediately after detox treatment with a family member. Maybe more profitable for the provider but riskier and more uncomfortable to the patient and caregiver.

Why Choose Waismann Method® Rapid Opioid Detox?

Our goal is to heal, restore, and transform lives affected by opioid use disorder through a highly personalized medical detoxification provided in an accredited hospital. The commitment to our patient’s safety and well-being is as strong today as it was when we started 22 years ago. By providing medically assisted withdrawal management, individualizing every treatment protocol, and emphasizing safety and comfort, we have consistently maintained superior detoxification results.