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



Waismann Detox™ Mission is to Reverse Opiate Dependence Comfortably, Safely, and Effectively.

Waismann Method ® Advanced Treatment for Opioid Dependence was founded in the late ’90s by Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC. Her efforts were in collaboration with C. Bernstein, M.D., and M.H. Lowenstein, M.D. Since then, the team has concentrated on one single treatment location-based exclusively in Southern California.

Our focus is to provide superior and individual care to every patient who walks through our doors. — Clare Waismann


You can only find the real Waismann Method® in So. California. We have one single location worldwide, where we concentrate all our efforts to provide the best rapid detox you can find. There are NO DOCTORS OR CENTERS AFFILIATED WITH US  REGARDLESS OF NAME OR LOCATION.

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

What is the difference between the Waismann Treatment™ and other rapid detox centers?

WAISMANN DETOX™ Patients Receive:

  1. Quadruple Board-Certified Medical Director
  2. Full-Service JCAHO Accredited Hospital
  3. Private Room
  4. Admission a Day Before Rapid Detox for Comprehensive Medical Evaluation
  5. Our Medical Director performs all Rapid Detox in a Private ICU Room.
  6. Recovery Center for a few Days, with Supportive Medications, and Therapeutic Treatments also Included
  7. Transportation to and from the Airport

After more than 22 years, Waismann Method® rapid detox treatment center has earned a worldwide reputation for exceptional care and unparalleled opioid treatment results.

Additionally, our success results from excellence in inpatient medical care, a responsibility to our patients, and our professional staff’s experience. Overall, we have successfully helped thousands of patients achieve freedom from opioid drugs with the best and safest rapid detox procedure available.


Michael H. Lowenstein, M.D. – Rapid Detox Doctor and Waismann Method® Medical Director

Dr. Lowenstein is a Quadruple Board-Certified Physician and a World-renowned Expert in Rapid Detoxification

The ONLY doctor worldwide allowed to provide the Waismann Method® Medical Opioid Detox

Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, Waismann Treatment Medical DoctorThe medical director of the Waismann Method® treatment center for opiate dependence, Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein,  administers all rapid detoxification treatments. He has been performing the Waismann® rapid detox treatment for nearly 22 years and has helped thousands of patients overcome opiate dependence.

American Board of Addiction Medicine SealDr. Lowenstein is a renowned expert in the field of pain management. He has board 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.

Dr. Lowenstein is widely sought-after for his ability to connect with patients and recognize their needs, as well as his comprehensive approach to detoxification. He understands his patients’ desire to feel better and comfortable in their bodies, regardless of chronic pain, emotional or mental issues, functional imbalances. As a result, his approach to these issues starts with administering safe and humane medical detoxification, followed by addressing physical and emotional health improvements to achieve health and balance. This approach usually includes exercise, improved diet, positive lifestyle changes, normalizing sleep, and more.

Dr. Lowenstein desires to help patients make appropriate physical, mental, and emotional health choices while restoring their bodies’ proper function. His efforts have led him to become a leader in the field of opiate detoxification and pain management. In addition to Waismann Method®, Dr. Lowenstein heads a comprehensive pain management clinic in Southern California.

Dr. Lowenstein is a graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Irvine. He enjoys yoga, meditation, Pilates, rowing, and beach volleyball.

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Addiction Medicine
  • 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 – Waismann Treatment™ and Domus Retreat Mental Health Director

D. Livingston has assisted thousands of patients in achieving emotional stability following rapid detox.

David B. Livingston - Clinical Director Domus RetreatDavid Livingston, M.A., M.F.T., is a licensed psychotherapist who has been working with the Waismann Method®  rapid detox treatment center for nearly two decades. He is the director of treatment and patient care at Domus Retreat. David provides individual psychotherapy for patients after or through opiate detoxification. For nearly 20 years, he has been working with patients struggling with chemical dependency, specializing in opiate addiction treatment.

At Domus, David helps patients through the process of individual psychotherapy. Individual therapy provides a safe and in-depth environment to uncover the internal and external tensions that drive unwanted behaviors. Furthermore, David understands that patients want to know why they are struggling with chemical dependency. They also want to know what reactions and changes will move them towards the life they truly want.

More importantly, David brings insight and empathy to patients at a time when they feel incredibly vulnerable. His kindness and knowledge are some of his most significant assets. For that reason, trust and progress are often present. Furthermore, David treats each individual respectfully and individually.

David is also the director of the Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness, located in Southern California. David is certified in psychoanalytic-therapy by The Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. Additionally, David is a member of The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. He has been a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California on chemical dependency treatment, and he was an adjunct professor at Yosan University, Los Angeles.

David is a graduate of Antioch University, Los Angeles, and the University of California, Los Angeles. He enjoys meditation, tennis, and hiking.

Professional Positions and Certifications

  • Certified, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies
  • Director, Center for Psychotherapy and Wellness
  • Member, California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

We are proud to be the most recognized, best rapid detox center globally for nearly 22 years.
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