Waismann Method Rapid Detox Team of Addiction Experts
Waismann Treatment™- Premier Rapid Detox in the U.S.A., Since 1998.



Welcome to the Waismann Method Rapid Detox – where opioid detox treatment is not just performed; it is mastered. Since our inception in the 1990s by visionary Clare Waismann, M-RAS / SUDCC II, and with the seasoned expertise of C. Bernstein, M.D., and M.H. Lowenstein, M.D., we’ve risen to global prominence as the most successful solution for opioid dependence. Nestled in Southern California, our exclusive center has become synonymous with recovery excellence. Our unwavering mission is profound: to decisively reverse opiate dependence, offering patients not just hope, but a proven path to reclaiming their lives. With the Waismann Method®, excellence and unparalleled success aren’t mere words—they are our enduring commitment.

Every patient is unique, and our commitment is to deliver unmatched, tailored care that sets the gold standard in treatment. — Clare Waismann

Experience the Authentic WAISMANN METHOD Rapid Detox Only in Southern California

In the realm of opioid detoxification, the Waismann Method® Rapid Detox stands as a paragon of excellence. With its roots deeply set in Southern California, this unparalleled method offers a beacon of hope and recovery for many. Our dedication to the art and science of detoxification isn’t spread thin across multiple locations; instead, it flourishes at our sole, specialized center, ensuring each patient receives undivided attention and world-class care.

The integrity of our brand is paramount. To that end, please be informed: there are absolutely NO doctors or centers anywhere in the world that are affiliated with the Waismann Method®, regardless of the similar names they might use to suggest otherwise. When you seek the best in rapid detox, ensure it’s the genuine Waismann experience you’re receiving.


If it’s not in So. California, it is NOT Waismann Method®

Distinguishing the WAISMANN TREATMENT™ from Other Rapid Detox Centers

When considering the WAISMANN DETOX™, patients are choosing a superior level of care and treatment:

  • Medical Expertise: Directed by a Quadruple Board-Certified Medical Director.
  • Top-tier Facilities: Treatment is provided in a full-service JCAHO Accredited Hospital.
  • Personalized Care: Every patient is afforded a private hospital room.
  • Thorough Medical Assessment: Patients are admitted a day before rapid detox for an exhaustive medical evaluation.
  • Exceptional Detox Standards: Our Medical Director personally oversees and conducts all rapid detox procedures in a dedicated ICU room.
  • Comprehensive Recovery: Post-detox, patients move to our recovery center for several days, where they receive both supportive medications and therapeutic treatments.
  • Hassle-free Transportation: We arrange transportation for our patients to and from the airport.

With over 25 years in the field, the Waismann Method® rapid detox treatment center stands tall with a global repute for its unparalleled care and superior opioid treatment outcomes.

Our success isn’t accidental. It’s forged from our unwavering commitment to superior inpatient medical care, our ethos of patient-first responsibility, and the vast experience of our dedicated professional staff. To date, we have ushered thousands of patients into a life of freedom from opioids, ensuring they receive the safest and most effective rapid detox procedure available.

Clare Waismann, M-RAS / SUDCC II

Founder of the Waismann Method and Domus Retreat

Clare Waismann, Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS), Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC) and the founder of Waismann Method® and Domus Retreat® Behind the renowned Waismann Method® stands its visionary founder, Clare Waismann. A preeminent Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor and Registered Addiction Specialist, Clare has tirelessly devoted her life to transforming opioid detoxification treatment. Her mission? Providing deeply compassionate and uniquely effective detox programs, tailored to the intricacies of each individual, beyond generic solutions.

With a prolific career that spans nearly three decades, Clare has been an unwavering voice, challenging age-old stigmas and advocating for a compassionate, informed approach to addiction and mental health.

In Clare’s Words:

“Mental health science has always intrigued me. While I initially underestimated addiction’s multifaceted nature, decades of dedication have illuminated its complexities. There’s no universal answer, but there are invaluable resources and triumphant recoveries. In healthcare, I’ve seen the irreplaceable power of knowledge, genuine compassion, and professionalism. Stigma, judgment, and arrogance have no place here.

I aim to craft sanctuaries for those in need – spaces where every voice is heard, every concern validated, and each treatment meticulously matched to the individual. I want every patient to find a transformative experience, guiding them toward a healthier future. My values drive my interactions, always.

My initial foray into healthcare was sincere, albeit a bit naive. Yet, through the years, my understanding of human struggles and resilience has deepened. My dedication remains unwavering: to elevate lives towards health and happiness.”


Clare Waismann’s Treatment Philosophy:

“Every person seeking help deserves a sanctuary where they’re truly seen and heard. It’s essential to align treatments with individual needs rather than predetermined formulas. My aim has always been to offer an impactful experience that lights the way to a healthier path.

While I entered healthcare with pure intentions, I’ve grown to understand more deeply the myriad needs and strengths of those I serve. Sadly, society’s view of addiction as a moral failing has stigmatized its victims, leading to misunderstanding and prejudice. It’s time we replace judgment with education, and stigma with empathy, capitalizing on science and compassion to make a difference.”

— Clare Waismann, M-RAS/SUDCC-II

Professional Positions and Certifications

  • Mater Level -Registered Addiction Specialist (M-RAS)
  • Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor II (SUDCC-II)

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Clare Waismann: A Recognized Voice in Media

Throughout the years, Clare Waismann’s authoritative insights on opiate dependence have been sought after by numerous global media outlets and renowned publications. Further amplifying her impact, her highly acclaimed podcast continues to enlighten audiences worldwide on the intricacies of opioid addiction and treatment.


Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, MPH, M.D.: A Global Authority on Rapid Detoxification

Michael Lowenstein MD Waismann Method Medical Director and Rapid Detox Physician

As the Waismann Method® Medical Director, Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein stands out not just in the U.S.A., but globally, as a beacon of medical excellence in rapid detoxification. A quadruple board-certified physician, Dr. Lowenstein is the exclusive provider of the Waismann Method Rapid Detox, a testament to his unparalleled expertise in this treatment modality.

Guiding the Waismann Method Treatment Center for over 24 years, Dr. Lowenstein has consistently delivered exceptional care, helping thousands reclaim their lives from the grips of opiate dependence. His credentials are impressive, boasting certifications from the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and the American Board of Anti-aging, Regenerative, and Functional Medicine.

What sets Dr. Lowenstein apart is not just his vast knowledge but his innate ability to understand and connect with each patient. He recognizes the intertwined nature of physical and emotional well-being. Thus, his approach goes beyond detoxification, emphasizing overall health restoration, encompassing exercise, dietary changes, lifestyle adjustments, and sleep normalization.

In his pursuit of holistic well-being, Dr. Lowenstein focuses on enabling patients to make informed choices about their physical, mental, and emotional health. This holistic philosophy, combined with his cutting-edge treatments, has cemented his position as a leader in both opiate detoxification and comprehensive pain management.

Beyond his role at the Waismann Method®, Dr. Lowenstein spearheads a state-of-the-art pain management clinic in Southern California. A proud alumnus of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Irvine, his interests extend to yoga, meditation, Pilates, rowing, and beach volleyball, underscoring his belief in a balanced life.

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • The American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
  • American Academy of Anti-Aging and Restorative Medicine
    Institute for Functional Medicine
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Practitioners
  • American Association of Pain Management in Ultrasound
  • International Spinal Injection Society
  • California Society of the Industrial Medical Council
  • American Academy of Pain Management
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia


  • American Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate, 07/1989
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate, 04/1993
  • The American Board of Anesthesiology, 09/1994
  • Added Qualification In Pain Management
  • American Board of Pain Medicine, Diplomate, 03/1996
  • The American Board of Addiction Medicine, Diplomate, 2009
  • American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, Diplomate, 12/2009


  • DEA
  • Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support

David Bricker Livingston, LMFT 35434: A Beacon of Emotional Healing Post-Rapid Detox

David B. Livingston - Clinical Director Domus Retreat

David Livingston, with his master’s credentials in psychotherapy, has been an indispensable part of the Waismann Method rapid detox center for nearly two decades. Serving as the Mental Health Director for both Waismann Treatment™ and Domus Retreat, David’s expertise has illuminated the path to emotional recovery for countless individuals following rapid detox.

A revered figure in the field of chemical dependency treatment, David’s specialty lies in opiate addiction. As the steward of patient care at Domus Retreat, he dives deep into the psyche of his patients, offering tailored individual psychotherapy sessions. These interactions offer a nurturing space, helping patients dissect and comprehend both the internal and external forces pushing them towards unwanted behavioral patterns.

David’s commitment goes beyond therapeutic sessions. He actively seeks to answer the fundamental questions patients grapple with: the root of their chemical dependency and the subsequent steps towards the life they aspire for. His genuine empathy and deep-rooted knowledge create an atmosphere of trust, enabling real progress in patients during their most vulnerable phases.

As the helm of the Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness in Southern California, David further underscores his commitment to mental well-being. He has achieved certification in psychoanalytic therapy from The Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. and is an esteemed member of The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. His expertise has also shone through as a guest lecturer on chemical dependency treatment at the University of Southern California and as an adjunct professor at Yosan University in Los Angeles.

With academic credentials from Antioch University and the University of California, Los Angeles, David is more than just his degrees. He is an advocate for balanced living, with a keen interest in meditation, tennis, and hiking – emphasizing the need for physical and mental harmony.

David Bricker Livingston’s Professional Achievements & Credentials:

  • Certification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy: David Livingston is a certified practitioner in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, a distinction he achieved from the esteemed Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. This certification reflects his profound understanding of the human psyche and his capability to delve deep into the emotional intricacies of his patients.
  • Director of the Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness: As the Director, David steers the vision and execution of this renowned center, emphasizing holistic approaches to mental wellness and therapy. Under his leadership, the Center has become a beacon for those seeking psychotherapeutic interventions and guidance.
  • Member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT): David’s affiliation with CAMFT highlights his dedication to fostering healthy family dynamics and relationships. As a member, he actively contributes to and stays updated with the latest advancements in the field of family therapy, ensuring that his practice is always at the cutting edge of therapeutic innovations.

For over 25 years, we’ve stood as the world’s premier rapid detox center. Your path to individualized drug treatment begins with a call. Reach out to us today.
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