Waismann Method® Is a Trusted Resource in the Media for Opiate Addiction Information


Don’t Delay Treatment. Speak with Our Addiction and Rapid Detox Specialists Today!

Comprehensive and private drug detox is the first step in a successful recovery from drug dependence. An inpatient medical detox can prevent unpleasant withdrawal symptoms or dangerous consequences resulting from sudden opioid cessation. The goal of medical drug detox is the physiological stabilization and support as the body rids itself of opioid drugs or alcohol.

Addiction specialist doctors can help you get through the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms while managing your vital signs and physiological response. Relieving the discomfort of drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms is an integral part of relapse prevention. Many people who try to detox on their own never make through complete detoxification. Instead, they relapse and feel hopeless. Waismann Method® offers a safe, humane and effective way to become alcohol and opioid free.

Explore our state-of-the-art opiate detox center today to begin your journey to recovery from opiate addiction. Our expertly trained staff looks forward to guiding you through every step of the way.  

Extensive Rapid Detox Safety Protocols and Exceptional Medical Care in a Private Accredited Hospital

Years' Experience
Restoring Lives Nationwide Since 1998

Call or email our addiction and detox specialists to get your drug treatment questions answered today!

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Are you ready to become opiate free?

Get exceptional medical care with superior results.

Call now for a detox treatment option that is right for you!

Known as the Best Rapid Detox Center and Opiate Addiction Program True Devotion to Patients' Health and Comfort

Serving patients from all over the world at our exclusive location in Southern California, our leading rapid detox center provides opioid detoxification with a success rate higher than 98%. We also provide anesthesia-free opioid detox and medical detox for alcohol dependence.

We Understand the Difference Between Peer Support and Effective Medical Drug Treatment

Detoxification and recovery from opioid use disorder can be a complex and challenging journey. Finding a safe and effective treatment center is vital for your health. Although peer support and family encouragement is an essential part of combating substance abuse, it cannot be mistaken for adequate medical treatment. Furthermore, the safety and effectiveness of having medical professionals present during withdrawal and recovery give you a much higher chance of achieving treatment success.

Individualized Opioid Detox

We provide flexible opiate treatment protocols we can tailor to fit each patient’s unique needs. Our medical team determines the safest and most effective course of treatment for each patient, which results in giving people the experience and care they need to achieve full recovery.

Private Accredited Hospital

The first phase of our treatment program takes place in a private, full-service, accredited hospital. Because the withdrawal stage can be challenging to cope with, hospitalization is often needed to reduce and manage symptoms.

Exclusive Rapid Detox Recovery Center

Domus Retreat provides specialized care after detox and focuses solely on the well-being and comfort of each patient. It is located in a gated, 6,000-square-foot estate nestled in a quiet, private neighborhood in Orange County.

Quadruple Board-Certified M.D.

Dr. Michael Lowenstein is board certified in anesthesiology, addiction medicine, pain management and regenerative medicine. He has been performing rapid detox and other forms of medical detox treatment for people struggling with opioid dependency for over two decades.

Integrative Therapy Options

Integrative recovery therapies assist greatly in making the critical post-detox adjustment period much more comfortable and successful. Recovery services can include individual psychotherapy, drama therapy, massage, acupuncture, yoga and neurofeedback.

Alcohol and Opioid Detox Treatment Programs

Waismann Method® provides the most medically advanced opioid detoxification procedures available. In particular, we were one of the pioneers of anesthesia-assisted rapid detox. We also offer other forms of inpatient medical opiate detoxification.

World-Renowned Rapid Detox Center and Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Program Since 1998

We have a 20-year reputation for being one of the most respected and recognized rapid detox centers in the world.


Waismann Method® maintains a success rate of over 98% in opioid detoxification. We believe our results are one of the best success rates of any opioid detox in history.

Since the late 1990s, Waismann Method’s team has provided thousands of patients with anesthesia-assisted rapid detox and other forms of medically assisted opioid drug detoxification. We are located in Southern California, where we receive patients from all over the world. We treat each patient in a private room at an accredited hospital followed by aftercare in a private suite at our recovery retreat, all of which provides patients with the highest level of care and privacy possible.


Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, M.D., Waismann Method® medical director, oversees and administers the rapid detoxification treatment. He’s a quadruple board-certified physician with over 20 years’ experience performing anesthesia-assisted rapid detox and medical opioid treatments. He is consider an authority in rapid detox, opiate addiction and pain management.

David Livingston, M.A., M.F.T., is a licensed psychotherapist who has been working with Waismann Method for nearly two decades.

Clare Waismann, CATC (certified addiction treatment counselor), founded Waismann Method Advanced Treatment for Opiate Dependence and Domus Retreat.


To receive assistance or information about Waismann Method® advanced rapid detox treatment for opiate dependence and other medical detox treatments, please contact us at


to speak with someone or schedule an appointment. We also can respond to you via email or live chat.

If you believe you might have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Fighting the Opioid Epidemic

Stay up to date on opioid use disorder and the national health crisis involving opioid dependence, addiction and substance abuse by reading our blog. Our information resource library can help you understand opioid use disorder, withdrawal symptoms, detoxification treatment options and more.

We tailor treatment protocols to each person's needs.

Call to learn about your treatment options today!

Featured Treatments


Rapid Detox

The Waismann Method® team continually provides a safe and effective solution for people struggling with opioid dependence. Our customized opioid detoxification protocols dramatically reduce the level of discomfort and danger associated with opiate withdrawal symptoms.


Anesthesia-Free Detox

There are modified detox protocols that do not use anesthesia but can be highly effective in treating opioid dependence. If you are not a candidate for rapid detox (anesthesia-assisted detox) or if you prefer to not be sedated, then call to learn more about alternative medical detox treatment options.


Heroin Detox

Many people who become dependent on heroin or other opiates feel like there is no hope for recovery, but that is just not true. Significant scientific advances have been made in heroin rapid detox and other heroin addiction treatment methods.


Prescription Opioid Detox

Prescription painkillers are not meant to treat pain indefinitely. At some point, patients will need to get off of them. But stopping opioid use can be problematic if patients have become dependent or addicted to the medication. Long-term pain management can cause patients to develop a tolerance when taking opiates, and tolerance can lead to dependence, which can lead to addiction. Quitting cold turkey can present mild to severe withdrawal symptoms, which is why medically assisted detox is a safer and more effective method of removing opioids from a person’s system to end prescription drug dependence.


Buprenorphine-Based Drug Detox

Our advanced rapid detox and opioid withdrawal treatment protocols provide patients with an effective solution to overcome buprenorphine-based drug dependency. We view and address opiate dependence as a reversible and treatable physical condition. Anesthesia detox with Waismann Method® provides a nearly 98% success rate in buprenorphine-based drug detoxification.


Methadone Detox

Rapid detox is a treatment option for methadone dependence that has shown to be much more effective than other treatments. Waismann Method® has one of the highest success rates for rapid methadone detoxification treatment, conducting medical detox in an accredited hospital. Specific medications can address particular withdrawal symptoms while controlling vitals. The Waismann Method team goes above and beyond what other non-hospital-based programs can offer.

Ask about our rapid opioid detox treatment options.

Find out why we have the highest detox success rate in the U.S. Call now!