5 Common Questions People Ask About Rapid Opioid Detox

Rapid Opioid Detox

1. How to Find the Best Rapid Detox Center?

“Perhaps the most critical factor in successfully treating opioid use disorder is finding the right rapid opioid detox center,” says Clare Waismann, RAS/SUDCC, founder of Waismann Method® Rapid Detox Center, exclusively located in Orange County, Southern California. “It is crucial for your success and safety that the treatment center has the medical services to support your health needs and unexpected events.” For example, if the patient has an unknown pre-existing condition (that is found during evaluation) or an adverse response during detox, being in a full-service accredited hospital can make all the difference in the world. “Patients should verify if the facility they are considering has the ability and resources to deal with unexpected issues,” she says.


2. What Is the Difference Between Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Medically Assisted Detox?

MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment)

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved opioid medications such as Methadone and Buprenorphine. Although Naltrexone is also listed on the SAMHSA description of MAT drugs, Naltrexone and Vivitrol can only be taken after full opioid detoxification. MAT also suggests counseling and behavioral therapies in combination with the medications. Although Medication-Assisted Treatment is gaining tremendous popularity, some people believe it is merely exchanging one opioid drug for another. Many people also feel trapped because they are not able to successfully come off these medications on their own due to lengthy and painful withdrawals.

Medically Assisted Detox

Opioid Use Disorder is a medical condition that often requires medical intervention. Continued opioid use causes significant changes in the brain, which directly affects perception, behavior, the reward system, and decision making. Over time, tolerance develops, and higher doses are needed to produce the same effect. Then, the sudden discontinuation of opioid intake leads to withdrawal. When withdrawal begins, a combination of distressful symptoms occurs. Symptoms can include rapid heart rate, elevated blood pressure, vomit, diarrhea, muscle pain, and many more.

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An in-hospital medically assisted detox is usually the most successful way to overcome an opioid withdrawal. A specialized doctor, with the assistance of hospital staff, can manage the withdrawal symptoms while controlling vitals. Detox protocols can also be tailored for each patient’s specific health needs. An inpatient medically assisted detox is the best way to minimize the discomfort and potentially dangerous effects of opioid withdrawal.


The demand for effective, safe, and comfortable medically assisted detox is growing exponentially as the US continues to struggle with the tragic consequences of the opioid crisis. Fatal overdoses have reduced the national life expectancy. The number of orphan children continues to grow as opioid overdoses continue to plague families across the country. Suicide numbers are also off the charts. People are feeling hopeless and desperate, making this ongoing opioid epidemic a major public health and safety crisis.

Combating a health crisis of this magnitude first requires access to effective detox, and there is no better place than a reputable medically-assisted detox program. Sadly enough, the inherent distrust most people feel when it comes to rehabs, detox facilities, and treatment centers in general, stems from misinformation of what Opioid Use Disorder is and dishonest business practices. Providing education clearing misconceptions and increasing awareness is the first step in ending this tragic epidemic.

3. Does Rapid Detox Work to Come Off Methadone and Buprenorphine Treatment?

A rapid opioid detox is an excellent option for people wanting to come off MAT drugs like Methadone and Buprenorphine.

Despite the vast public awareness about the opioid crisis, the epidemic continues to take lives. Many public health advocates and clinicians have embraced the use of MAT drugs for opioid use disorder. Methadone and Buprenorphine based drugs such as Suboxone and Sublocade are being advertised as a solution to opioid addiction. As a result, people are seeking these drugs without understanding or weighing their positive or adverse effects.

Although some studies show that methadone treatment is associated with lower opioid abuse, death, or criminal activities, the drug does create a strong physiological dependence. Buprenorphine treatment has similar effects to those from moderate doses of methadone. The issue is, when people are ready to come off these drugs, the withdrawal is often just too intense to handle. The good news is that rapid detox has shown to offer nearly 100% success in getting people off Methadone and buprenorphine drugs.

4. Does Insurance Cover Rapid Detox?

Rapid Detox is not covered by insurance companies yet. Sadly enough, insurance companies still code drug treatment as “behavioral care.” Although the medical community has recognized Opioid Use Disorder as a medical condition, insurance companies have not caught up. It is a sad, but an actual reality.

It is time we create a community-wide collaborative where in-patient medically assisted detox and rapid initiation of mental health support are available to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Medical treatment should be accessible for all who are willing to participate. — Clare Waismann

5. What is the difference between the Waismann Method® and other Rapid Detox Centers?

Finding the best treatment center for opioid addiction is one of the most important factors toward a successful recovery. Don’t be fooled by copycats. Only the best rapid detox or opioid treatment centers have experienced staff, board-certified physicians and proven high rates of success.

Some of the most significant differences between Waismann Method® and all other rapid detox centers are:

  • The level of care you receive from a quadruple board-certified physician, with 21 years’ experience providing rapid detox.
  • That anesthesia detox is provided in an ICU of a full-service accredited hospital.
  • Patients have private rooms, and we do not treat multiple patients simultaneously.
  • We want to give you the undivided attention and care you deserve.
  • Our treating physician has “himself” successfully treated thousands of patients.
  • The option of receiving Vivitrol or Naltrexone blocker.
  • We have built an exclusive recovery center where our patients can recuperate comfortably under professional care.

It is essential after anesthesia detox that patients successfully navigate through the adjustment and recovery phase. Professional support to help regulate sleep patterns, gastrointestinal function, and chemical imbalances is crucial to comfort and success. Furthermore, continued opioid use raises hormonal activity, which plays a primary role in stress, and makes people more vulnerable to anxiety-related issues, which can lead to relapse. At Domus, however, we provide the much-needed, around-the-clock assistance through this challenging phase, which leads to more comfort and safety, resulting in overall success.

6. Where Are the Waismann Method Locations?

As much as we would like, it would be impossible to provide the same superior quality of medical care and unparalleled results in multiple locations. For this reason, the Waismann Treatment professionals have chosen to concentrate all efforts in one single location, based only in Southern California.

Only the Waismann Method® Offers:

  • A treating physician with quadruple-board certifications
  • Over two decades of experience in anesthesia detox
  • Full-service accredited hospital with a number of medical specialists available
  • Admission the day before rapid detox for a comprehensive physical evaluation
  • Rapid detox in a private room of an ICU
  • Multiple options for medical treatment of Opioid Use Disorder, with and without anesthesia
  • An exclusive retreat with around the clock professional recovery assistance for our patients only
  • A psychotherapist to assist, assess, and provide guidance.

Patients fly from places as far as China, Australia, and Italy to undergo the Waismann Method®.
Those flying in to receive the Waismann Treatment, do not need to arrange for a companion, transportation, or lodging, as we will provide around the clock care for you, from the time of admission. If you are flying in, we will also pick you up at the airport. As you see, your care, well-being, and comfort are our pride.