About our Experienced and Professional Team of Health Care Directors
Rapid Detox Treatment Since 1998



Waismann Rapid Detox Teams 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 CAODC, in medical collaboration with C. Bernstein, M.D., and M.H. Lowenstein, M.D. Since then, the team has concentrated its efforts at one 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

After more than 20 years, the Waismann Method® rapid detox treatment center has earned a worldwide reputation for exceptional care and unparalleled opioid treatment results.

Our success is a result of excellence in inpatient medical care, a responsibility to our patients, and the experience of our professional staff. 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.


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

As medical director of the Waismann Method® treatment center for opiate dependence, Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein oversees and administers the rapid detoxification treatment. He has been performing the Waismann® rapid detox treatment for more than 20 years and has helped thousands of patients overcome their 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, whether the cause of discomfort is the result of chronic pain, emotional or mental issues, functional imbalances in the body, or a combination of factors. As a result, his approach to these issues starts with administering safe and humane medical detoxification, followed by addressing improvements in physical and emotional function to achieve health and balance. This approach usually includes exercise, improved diet, positive lifestyle changes, normalizing sleep, and more.

Dr. Lowenstein’s desire to help patients make appropriate choices for their physical, mental and emotional health and restore proper function to their bodies has led him becoming a leader in the field of opiate detoxification and pain management. In addition to his work with 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
  • 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

David has Assisted Thousands of Patients in Achieving Emotional Stability Post Rapid Detox.

David 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. At Domus, David provides individual psychotherapy for all patients after they have completed their opiate detoxification. For nearly 20 years, he has been working with patients struggling with chemical dependency, specializing in the treatment of opiate addiction.

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

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. He is certified in psychoanalytic psychotherapy 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 the treatment of chemical dependency, 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

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