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Most Often Abused Prescription PainkillersOpiates are narcotics, have pain relieving properties and produce a sedative effect. Many of the painkillers used in medicine today are opiates. These drugs are only available by prescription, but the downside is, they are potent and often subject to abuse and misuse. In the case of prescription painkiller abuse, the drug of choice varies based on region and accessibility. The two most widely abused prescription painkillers are Hydrocodone and Oxycodone1. Abuse of these drugs has grown due to their availability – they’re the drugs most often prescribed by doctors to treat post-operative pain and for general pain management.
Not All Rapid Detox Treatments Are The SameThere are a wide range of rapid detoxification treatments available to patients, but it's important to recognize that not all rapid detox programs are the same. Opiates change the chemistry of the brain and organ functions in addition to altering social behaviors and emotional and mental health, so a safe and successful rapid detox program must address the unique needs of each patient on a case-by-case basis. In order to properly treat patients, physicians must consider the medical, social and psychological histories of each individual, rather than simply administering the same treatment to all patients. Not all patients are, or should be, a candidate for rapid detox. There are alternative medical detoxifications available to patients who are not eligible for rapid detox or who choose not to be put under sedation. In order to determine if rapid detox is a good fit for a patient, a combination of factors must be taken into consideration, including age, health, medical history and condition, psychological state, and even patient preference. By discussing all of these factors, the patient and their physician will be able to choose the safest and most successful treatment available.
Life After Opiate AddictionYou may have seen some of your darkest days. Perhaps you reached the very depths of despair while battling opiate addiction and or dependency. But there is hope that you can recover fully.
Sleep For Patients With Chronic PainWhen you are living with chronic pain that requires an opiate, it can sometimes be difficult to get enough sleep. The pain can keep you from falling asleep, and this is properly termed insomnia. However, that is not the only sleep disturbance that can cause you to suffer from daytime fatigue and confusion. Some patients find that they are woken up in the middle of the night due to the pain. Many find that they cannot get back to sleep because of their discomfort, and this leads to tiredness during the day. Also, pain can keep you from getting what’s known as restorative sleep. In this scenario, you do not have any trouble falling asleep and you stay asleep through the night. Your body is unable to relax, though, because of the pain, and you never achieve the deep, slow wave sleep that is so important to functioning. Treating sleep when you have chronic pain is of paramount importance to maintaining a good quality of life.
Hope And AddictionMaybe you have been down and out because of a spiraling problem with prescription painkillers. An addiction of this type can be devastating in so many ways. It may seem like a dire situation with no way out, and it may seem impossible to conjure up a bit of hope or faith. News of opiate addiction bombards us everyday. Untold numbers of people suffer through opiate abuse and addiction, and many succumb to overdose, leaving behind families and loved ones who wonder why it happened.
Domus Retreat Post-Detox Treatment In An Upscale, Tranquil And Private SettingRecovery is an ongoing process when it comes to opiate addiction treatment. While addiction to drugs such as OxyContin, Suboxone and Vicodin can develop quickly, getting back to normal after treatment will take some time.
Opioid Tolerance Can Lead To Other Serious Risks Many of our patients begin taking opioid medications after having them prescribed by a doctor to lessen pain from injury or other ailments. While some patients are able to stick to short-term opioid treatment programs, those who use the painkillers for an extended amount of time are at greater risk for developing opioid tolerance.
Pain, Opioids And InsomniaAccording to the American Chronic Pain Association, approximately 86 million people in the U.S. suffer from, or are partially disabled by chronic pain. Chronic pain can be debilitating and can affect not only the quality of the patient’s daily life, but their sleep cycles as well. Since severe pain often prevents suffers from achieving restful sleep, many can experience symptoms of insomnia. Unfortunately, lack of sleep can also intensify pain symptoms and may create an adverse situation where the patient feels they need higher doses of the medication to achieve relief.
Heroin Use Increasing In America's YouthHeroin used to be a drug that was synonymous with poverty, crime, and destitution. Unfortunately, now heroin abuse is affecting American's youth, more specifically suburban teenagers. State health departments across the country have been reporting rises in heroin use and overdoses in teens within the past few years. The Missouri Health Department saw an increase in heroin overdoses jump from 69 cases in 2007 to 244 cases in 2011, with more than half of all heroin-associated deaths being between the ages of 15 and 35. In New Mexico, heroin has become the fastest growing drug problem, surpassing cocaine and meth. According to a local New Mexico news station, KRQE, an estimated $300,000 worth of heroin is sold every day in Albuquerque to kids and adults.
What Is Opioid-Induced HyperalgesiaPatients who are prescribed long-term prescription painkiller treatment programs should be cautious of opioid-induced hyperalgesia. Opioid-induced hyperalgesia is a condition where the increased use of opiates, like Oxycontin and hydrocodone, heightens one's sensitivity to discomfort and reduces their tolerance for pain. Essentially, people will increase the amount of painkillers they are taking as their discomfort continues to escalate, but the added medication can actually make their pain worse. Opioid-induced hyperalgesia is often times mistaken for a growing tolerance to pain medication, which is why dosages are increased. Unfortunately, increasing the dosage is not only ineffective, but can worsen the hyperalgesia and cause even more pain, creating a dangerous cycle.
New Report Signals Painkiller Addiction EpidemicWe’ve often cautioned about the increase of opiate painkiller dependency in the U.S., and many of you may have experienced first-hand the devastation that these medications can cause. An alarming report just released from the Associated Press (AP) is validating what many of us already suspected, that sales and use of prescription painkillers, like oxycodone and hydrocodone, have grown dramatically over the last decade and their use is exploding in new parts of the country.
Can Opiate Use Cause Loss Of Sex Drive?We’ve often discussed the various negative side effects of opiate use and dependency; however one that is rarely discussed is loss of libido. Many patients who are dependent on opiates and prescription painkillers, including those with chronic pain can experience a lack of sexual drive as well as sexual dysfunction. This loss of desire and inability to perform is often caused by hormonal imbalances in the body or underlying emotional conditions.
Usually Opiate Detoxification Is Not The Cause Of Depression Although opiate detoxification itself generally does not cause depression, many patients can experience feelings of sadness and despair following different types of detoxification programs. The brain often times has difficulty readjusting and functioning normally once it no longer receives the effects created by opiate use. Any type of depression that occurs after opiate detoxification can usually be attributed to two different causes: either a pre-existing condition that has been masked by opiate use or a chemical imbalance created by long-term opiate intake.
Understanding Opioid Tolerance Tolerance and dependence to opioids are very common side-effects of long-term opiate use. While the mechanisms of tolerance and dependence are not fully understood, it is known that receptor down-regulation causes desensitization and plays a role in a user's tolerance of opiates. Additionally, activation of other receptors in the nervous system may also play a role in a users tolerance to opiates. As a result, patients may need more medication to reach the same levels of pain relief.
Dysphoria And The "Ceiling Effect" Are Little Known Side Effects Of SuboxoneSuboxone is used to treat opiate dependency because it is a partial agonist, and is composed of both antagonists, drugs that block the body's biological response to an opiate, and agonists, drugs that activate the opiate receptors. The antagonist works to prevent users from experiencing the euphoria or numbness of the drug, while the opiate agonist reduces the symptoms of withdrawal. Because of its composition, Suboxone has a lower risk of abuse and dependency and can be effective in treating opiate dependency. However, since it still contains opiates, it can cause dependency and many patients must be weaned off of the drug at the end of their treatment program. Additionally, Suboxone users can still experience withdrawal symptoms and other side effects.
Long-Term Opiate EffectsThere are very severe side effects and symptoms that are a result of opiate use, which include nausea, fatigue, anxiety, muscle spasms, and irritability. While most patients are aware of potential side effects, many are rarely warned of the severe long-term effects opiates can have on their bodies. Patients who are recovering from surgery or are experiencing minor pain can be prescribed opiates for either short or long-term use, and when taken exactly as prescribed opiates can be used to manage pain effectively. However, most chronic pain patients must find a long-term solution for their pain, which is usually a treatment program that includes opiate painkillers like Oxycontin and hydrocodone.
Report Reveals Most Common Cause Of Poisoning Death Due To DrugsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released a report revealing that in 2008, poisoning became the leading cause of injury death in the United States accounting for more than 41,000 deaths, with nine out of 10 mortalities caused by drugs that year. The report also states that misuse and abuse of opioid medications, like Vicodin, Oxycontin, and oxycodone were responsible for much of this increase. Opioid analgesics were involved in more than 40 percent of the incidences. Dr. Michael Lowenstein, co-medical director for the Waismann Method fears this increase is due to a lack of knowledge about the dangers of opioid medications amongst patients as well as improper treatment of injury pain by medical professionals.
Prescription Drug Epidemic Affects Those On MedicarePrescription painkiller abuse has become a serious nation-wide problem - according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2008 approximately 15,000 Americans died of prescription painkiller overdoses, a record high. This has become a problem that is effecting all ages, nationalities, locations, educations and income levels. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now turning their attention to Medicare, the federal health insurance for individuals aged 65 and older as well as those under 65 who meet special criteria, forcing insurance plans to pay closer attention to patients who seek prescription painkillers.
Cost And Treatment Differences For Rapid Opiate DetoxificationDuring the past several few years, “rapid detox” centers have started setting up shop nationwide with promises of “miracle cures” for opioid detoxification. Many people may not realize that rapid opiate detoxification is a true medical procedure and must be treated as such. These centers can put patients at risk by misleading them to believe that a 24-48 hour procedure is a safe and effective way to detox from opiates. The truth is that without proper evaluation and monitoring before, during, and after the procedure, patients are at risk for serious, and sometimes life-threatening, health complications.
Rise In Opioid Use For Abdominal PainPrescription painkillers are well known to have several negative gastrointestinal side effects, including constipation, nausea, vomiting, bloating and cramping. So, why are many doctors in the US prescribing opioid medications for chronic abdominal pain? A new study from the American Gastroenterological Association recently reported that outpatient clinics across the United States witnessed opiate prescriptions for chronic abdominal pain more than double from 1997 and 2008.
Opioid-Induced Sexual Dysfunction A commonly undiagnosed problem among chronic pain patients is sexual dysfunction. Often times, opioid medications that are prescribed to patients with chronic pain can cause or contribute to sexual dysfunction by inducing deficiency in the endocrine system. This effects hormone production such as testosterone, estrogen and progesterone in the testes and ovaries. Unfortunately, this condition often goes unrecognized since most physicians do not address sexual concerns with their patients, and there is a limited amount of literature available to offer insight on this problem.
Understanding The Risks Of SuboxoneSuboxone is sometimes used to help people manage or overcome dependencies to opiates, including Vicodin, heroin, Oxycontin and hydrocodone. It works by reducing the cravings and symptoms associated with dependency, and can lessen withdrawal symptoms, like nausea, sweating, chills and muscle aches. However it does not eliminate the physical reliance on the drug. Suboxone is composed of four parts of the semi-synthetic opiate buprenorphine, to lessen symptoms, and one part naloxone, an opioid antagonist, to deter and guard against opiate abuse. Since Suboxone is still an opiate, users must be weaned off of the medication in order to prevent withdrawal symptoms.
Pain Relief Without PainkillersDealing with chronic pain is one of the most crippling experiences an individual can go through. Those who suffer from chronic pain know that it affects every activity, movement, and decision in their day-to-day lives. Unfortunately, most chronic pain patients look to prescription painkillers and pain medication, like Vicodin, Oxycontin and Morphine, to help manage their pain and keep it under control at all times. However, these drugs are extremely dangerous and highly addictive. In addition, long-term opiate use can actually make pain worse because it causes opioid-induced hyperalgesia – a condition where the increased use of opioids heightens one's sensitivity to discomfort and reduces their tolerance for pain.
Price Reduction To Encourage Those Battling An Opiate Dependency To Seek TreatmentThis year marks the third annual National Prescription Drug Take Back Day – a national effort by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to collect and dispose of unwanted or unused prescription medications. We are in full support of this program and want to do everything we can help encourage anyone who might be struggling with a prescription painkiller dependency to seek treatment and achieve full recovery. We’re happy to announce that starting Monday, October 24 through Monday, November 7 we are lowering the cost of the Waismann Method treatment by 10 percent to make the treatment more widely available to those who need it.
Risks Of Taking Opioids And CocaineOpiates and cocaine are two drugs that are commonly abused together, specifically cocaine with heroin or morphine, which is sometimes referred to as a “speedball.” Taking the two drugs together is extremely dangerous due to the increased risk of overdose, and can result in fatality as illustrated by the passing of many individuals including several celebrities. The danger of this combination lies in the compounds of each drug. Opiates act as depressants, while cocaine is a powerful stimulant, making them chemically opposing and causing a hazardous effect on the body. Mixing heroin and cocaine is usually done to receive an intense rush of euphoria, with a high that increases the effectiveness of the drugs by twofold. The two drugs, which have a very high risk of dependency on their own, together create a very strong physical dependence and produce extremely painful withdrawal symptoms. Several side effects from the combination of both drugs include a general state of confusion, blurred vision, stupor, incoherence, uncontrolled and uncoordinated motor skills, hallucinations, and emotional affects like paranoia and depression.
Intravenous Opiate Use Poses Serious RisksAlthough all recreational drug use poses certain risks, intravenous use of opiates is extremely dangerous and can have serious and even life-threatening consequences. Abuse of opiates like prescription painkillers that are typically taken orally can cause complications like gastrointestinal damage and central nervous system depression. However, dependency on opiates like heroin that are usually injected, present severe additional risks due to the sharing of injection equipment like needles, syringes, spoons, water and filters, which are usually not sterilized before use. Unfortunately, intravenous drug users often times share and pass around drugs without disinfecting or decontaminating the equipment, jeopardizing the health of themselves and other users.
Drug Addiction And Drug DependencyThere are several false impressions regarding drug use and abuse, but the most widespread misunderstanding is the difference between a physical dependence on a drug and a chemical addiction. Often times pain patients are stigmatized as addicts or drug seekers because of their use of opioids, when in reality their need for pain relievers is necessary for their day-to-day function. Many do not realize that there are biological and physiological differences between those who suffer from a drug dependency and those who struggle with a drug addiction. Many patients with chronic pain experience this misconception from their friends, family, physicians, and even themselves.
How Opioid Receptors WorkOpioid drugs produce a pain-numbing effect throughout the body by binding to special protein sites called opioid receptors. These binding sites are located throughout the brain, spinal cord, and gastrointestinal tract, and control various bodily functions including movement, appetite, digestion, and sensations of pain. When opioid medications like oxycodone, Vicodin, or Percocet enter the blood stream they bind to opioid receptor sites and interfere with the brain’s ability to recognize pain. At the same time, they also stimulate areas of the brain that are responsible for feelings of pleasure and euphoria, creating a drug-induced “high.”
Opioid Induced Itch (Pruritus)We’ve often discussed the multitude of negative side effects resulting from opiate use. While side effects can range from nausea, drowsiness, and more severe complications like gastrointestinal damage and central nervous system depression, another common side effect – especially among heroin users – is pruritus, or itching. Although it is not life threatening, pruritus can have a major impact on patients’ comfort and quality of life.
Aftercare: Choosing The Right OptionOne of the most difficult steps to overcoming opiate addiction is making the commitment to a treatment program. However it is critical not to overlook the importance of aftercare options once treatment has completed. Statistics show that one year following conventional detoxification methods the vast majority of patients have relapsed. This can be devastating as the patient’s hard work in combatting dependency is lost, and the process of detoxification starts from the beginning again. Some patients can also enter a vicious cycle of treatment and relapse. For these reasons aftercare is extremely important, and should be considered as, if not more important, as the treatment itself.
Opioids, Nausea And DrowsinessOpioid painkillers cause many adverse side effects, including itching, dry mouth, constipation, sweating, sedation and more. But two of the most common side effects are nausea and drowsiness, which can make it very challenging for users to function normally and carry out everyday activities. Because opioids attach to receptor sites in the brain and digestive tract, many people often experience nausea (with or without vomiting) and drowsiness when taking these medications. Common opioids include: buprenorphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, hydromorphone, oxymorphone, Fentanyl, Tramadol and Methadone.
Opioid Addicts Get Drugs From FamilyYale’s Dr. William Becker and a team of researchers recently examined data collected from 2006 to 2008, and found surprising numbers regarding where addicts obtain their drugs. Only 1 in 5 people who misuse opioid painkillers get the drugs from their doctors. In fact, 69 percent of addicts never obtain any of these drugs from medical sources. The study, which was recently published by the Archives of Internal Medicine, examined data from the National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health (NHSDUH). The survey included interview data on drug habits from thousands of drug addicts 18 years old and older.
Florida Cracks Down On “Pill Mills”Florida governor, Rick Scott, recently signed a bill being hailed as a big win over the so-called “pill mill” industry in his state. The piece of legislation is intended to tighten the rules for operating a pharmacy, increase penalties for doctors who overprescribe painkillers, and also authorizes a prescription drug monitoring data base.
Opioid Central Nervous System DepressionOpioids work by attaching to specific receptors in the brain, spinal cord and gastrointestinal tract, so it may not come as a surprise that they can cause a decline in fundamental central nervous system responses. The central nervous system consists of the brain and spinal cord, and is sometimes referred to as the “control center” of the body, controlling vital functions like heartbeat, blood pressure, and breathing. It also regulates fine motor movement, balance and posture, and is responsible for reasoning, intelligence, learning, and memory.
Opioid ConstipationOne of the most common conditions caused by opioid use is constipation. Although it may not sound like a serious side effect to some people, the condition is often the most prevalent component of opioid-induced bowel dysfunction, or OBD, and can cause extreme discomfort. There are many uncomfortable symptoms shared between OBD and constipation, including straining, dry and hard stools, incomplete evacuation, and abdominal distension and bloating. In addition, OBD also can cause nausea, vomiting, cramping and gastric reflux.
Opioid-Induced NeurotoxicityOpioid-induced Neurotoxicity Common in Frail Adults and Those with Kidney Failure Patients facing end of life care for pain management and breathlessness are at high risk.
Opioid-Induced ToleranceAside from many other dangers associated with long-term opioid use, opioid-induced tolerance, which is marked by the loss of desired pain-relieving (analgesic) effects, can be one of the most dangerous. Opioid tolerance essentially means that over time, an increasingly higher dose of the drug is required to achieve the same pain-numbing results. Depending on the advancement of each individual’s disease, increased doses may also be prescribed.
Reducing Prescription Drug AbuseAccording to an article on Medscape News, to help reduce the widespread misuse and abuse of prescriptions drugs in the United States, White House officials from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently announced the launch of a national action plan that aims to heighten public awareness of the nation’s fastest-growing drug problem.
Opioid-Induced Gastrointestinal DamageThe use of opioids over a long period of time can cause significant damage to the gastrointestinal tract that may require treatment. These issues stem from a long-term slowdown of gastrointestinal function, leading to constipation, nausea, vomiting, spasms, formation of hard and dry stool and loss of appetite. This creates a problem for people who have moderate to serious pain that is treated with opioids such as OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin. This also goes for those people who are on long-term opioid maintenance therapy with methadone or Suboxone, medications used to treat opioid addiction.
The Comeback Of Heroin AbuseAccording the National Survey on Drug Use & Health recently released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), most first-time heroin users are under the age of 26 and the overall number of heroin users has nearly doubled since 2007.
Precipitated Opioid WithdrawalWith the surge of new pharmaceuticals on the market aimed at blocking opiate receptors to eliminate dependency, it is more important than ever for people to recognize the potential dangers of taking such drugs without the supervision and guidance of a medical professional. Often times, opioid dependent patients believe that they can detox at home by taking opioid antagonists. However, this can be a serious and potentially dangerous mistake that could land them in the hospital or even the emergency room with painful withdrawal symptoms.
Opioid-Induced HyperalgesiaPatients who experience chronic pain may not be aware that many times, their increasing discomfort might actually be a result of their pain relief medications. This phenomenon is known as Opioid-Induced Hyperalgesia, a condition where the increased use of opioids such as hydrocodone, oxycodone and morphine, reduces one’s tolerance for pain and heightens their sensitivity to discomfort.
Painkiller Addiction In The WorkplaceMichael H. Lowenstein, M.D., medical director of the Waismann Method, will be featured in a segment on Fox 5 News in San Diego tomorrow at 8:20 a.m. PT regarding the rise of opiate use in the workplace. Dr. Lowenstein is recognized as one of the country’s leading physicians specializing in chronic pain and addiction.
Safe Treatment For Dependency To AmbienThe Waismann Method, a pioneering medical opiate detoxification procedure, offers one of the most advanced medical procedures worldwide with the medical expertise and advanced technology to treat dependencies to zolpidem, a prescription medication widely used for the short-term treatment of insomnia and prescribed under trade names including Ambien and Edluar.
Opiate Addiction: Alarming New StatisticsAlmost daily, the media reports new statistics regarding prescription painkiller abuse in America. Many times this involves teens and young adults who falsely believe that these pills are “safe” because they are found in a medicine cabinet or prescribed by a medical professional.
Prescription Drug Addiction InterviewWith the latest celebrity prescription drug deaths of DJ AM and Michael Jackson, prescription drug abuse is boldly situated on the media forefront, but there are reports that it isn't just celebrities misusing prescription medication. Recent data demonstrates an American epidemic of prescription drug abuse, particularly opiates. We talked to Clare Kavin, executive director of the Waismann Method, who has over a decade of experience working with patients on painkiller dependency, to get the dose on why more Americans are abusing prescription pills and a revolutionary way to stop the prescription drug dependency.
Paying It ForwardAt the Waismann Method, we recognize it has been a difficult year for many people, including lots of stress and uncertainties. We are so thankful to have helped many individuals survive these challenging times, and believe the true blessing is in the success we’ve seen on the fight, education and treatment of opiate dependency.
Overdoses On The Rise In USThe May issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine released a report yesterday that is gaining momentum and capturing the attention of national media outlets such as Reuters Health and US News & World Report among others due to its alarming conclusions. One of the most startling findings was that, "Unintentional poisoning is now the second leading cause of unintentional injury death in the US….. Among people 35 to 54 years old, unintentional poisoning surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of unintentional injury death in 2005.”
Chronic Pain Relief Leading Source Of Prescription Painkiller UseAccording to a recent survey conducted by the Waismann Method of opiate detoxification, doctors prescribing medication for the treatment of chronic pain were found to be the leading source of prescription painkiller use. Approximately 88 percent of all respondents stated they began taking prescription painkillers for chronic pain relief, with an astounding 70 percent of these individuals believing that they experience the same or a greater amount of pain than when originally prescribed painkillers.
Positive Strides Being Made In UtahThe Waismann Method would like to acknowledge and recognize the positive strides being made in Utah towards the prevention of prescription drug abuse and proper disposal of unused medications.
FDA Approves New OxyContin FormulationAccording to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health, in 2008 approximately half a million people used OxyContin for non-medical reasons. The rate at which individuals are misusing opiates such as OxyContin is nothing short of alarming. For example, 27 percent of all patients treated by the pioneering Waismann Method of Rapid Detoxification last year were using OxyContin, while 43 percent of patients were using Oxycontin in conjunction with other opioids.
Waismann Method Profiled On E! Investigates The Waismann Method is featured in an educational episode of the provocative national cable television series, “E! Investigates,” dedicated to prescription drug abuse in America. During this one-hour, in-depth episode, viewers will gain insight in to the Waismann Method of opiate detoxification as the producers follow one woman through treatment.
Has Suboxone Become A Problem For You?In 2009, as many patients were treated with the Waismann Method for dependency to Norco, Vicodin and other forms of Hydrocodone as were treated for dependency to Suboxone and Subutex combined. The overwhelming response from patients seeking Waismann Method treatment for prescription painkiller dependencies was directly linked to the discomfort associated with withdrawal symptoms individuals experienced when attempting to live a healthier lifestyle.
Waismann Method On E! InvestigatesThe very popular series, E! Investigates on the E! Channel plans to air a new show Jan. 13 featuring Waismann Method. Our successful opiate detoxification will be in the spotlight for the show about prescription painkiller addiction. The episode will chronicle the story of a patient in treatment for Fentanyl addiction. Clips will be available on our site once the show airs and more information, including the time the show will air, will be available on www.eonline.com.
Frequently Asked QuestionsThe Waismann Method form of rapid detoxification is performed in the Intensive Care Unit in a Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredited hospital, where an experienced, specially trained nursing staff monitors each patient closely. Our physicians are each Board Certified Anesthesiologists who are specialists in pain management with extensive experience in opiate detoxification. Our expert doctors have performed thousands of detoxifications under anesthesia.
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