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Opiate Detoxification

Founded and named after addiction specialist Clare Waismann, the “Waismann Method” has maintained superior reputation and unparalleled results, since 1998.
“If it is not in Southern California – it is not Waismann Method”.

Start Your Path to Recovery at Our World-Renowned Drug Detox Center

The first step to successfully overcoming an addiction to opiates involves complete detoxification. Waismann Method® is a world-renowned drug detox center that offers proven and effective methods for overcoming opioid use disorder. With over two decades of experience, our team of qualified and experienced health care professionals has helped thousands of people achieve sobriety. We will provide you with exceptional care and unparalleled results.

Having medical support and supervision during opioid detox dramatically reduces health risks and discomfort while maximizing the chances of a full recovery. The expert staff at Waismann Method® is continuously working to provide you with the safest, most effective medically assisted detoxification in the world. Speak confidentially with a specialist at our opiate detox center about treatment options, costs of detox, and more today.

How Treatment Works at Our Opioid Detox Center

At our drug detox center, we aim to provide world-class care for those struggling with opioid use. We understand that the decision to seek treatment can be a difficult one, and we want to make the process as simple and straightforward as possible. That’s why, when you call our office, one of our specialists will answer all of your questions and provide information on available drug detox programs.


If you decide you would like to proceed with a confidential consultation with our medical director, Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, we will send you an intake questionnaire that can be completed by phone or email. Remember, at this point, there is no commitment from you to us or from us to you. The intake allows you to have a consultation with the top rapid detoxification expert in the country, to determine which treatment plan is best for your health goals.

Once an admission date is set, the office will help you with arrival logistics. We can arrange vehicle transportation to the hospital (within 40 miles) for those who live in the area. If the patient is not based in or near Southern California, they can fly to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) or John Wayne Airport (SNA). A representative will be waiting to greet you at the airport upon arrival.

Patients who come to our facility are first admitted to a private room in an accredited hospital. Here, they undergo an extensive medical evaluation that helps us determine the best course of treatment. This evaluation includes a cardiac assessment, pre-medication, and overall stabilization. We also give them medication to prevent withdrawal symptoms.


Every patient is different, and each treatment plan is individualized to meet the patient’s unique needs. Patients are usually in the hospital for 2 to 3 days. If rapid detox is the chosen procedure, on the second day, the patient is transferred to a private room in the ICU. Medically induced withdrawal is performed while the patient sleeps under sedation and is closely monitored by our medical director and his team. The process significantly speeds the production of endorphins and nervous system recovery.


In most cases, patients are able to go to our drug rehab center on the third day of detox. Rapid detox patients may choose to have the Vivitrol shot before discharge, where others prefer the oral form of Naltrexone to eliminate physical cravings.

After an individual goes through detox, it is essential that they receive professional inpatient care for a few days. This will help them successfully navigate the physical and emotional adjustment and recovery phase. This care includes support for regulating sleep patterns, hypersensitivity, and gastrointestinal function. Long-term opioid intake raises hormonal activity, which plays a primary role in stress. After detox, people are more vulnerable to anxiety-related issues, leading to cravings and relapse, and loved ones do not have the training to assist. At Domus Retreat, patients receive much-needed, around-the-clock assistance through this new and challenging phase, which allows them to safely transition back into their lives with the best chance for success.


Our cutting-edge treatment methods allow us to offer patients the comfort and safety they need to begin their path toward recovery. Numerous people have overcome opioid dependency and addiction using our scientifically formulated medications and top-level hospital care.

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Waismann Method® In The Media

Patient Reviews

A medically assisted detox can significantly reduce the length and severity of Suboxone withdrawal, which prevents the risk of relapse while increasing the chances of a successful recovery.

Suboxone Detox

This is the healthiest I have felt in years

If you really want to get clean this program is perfect. You will detox as quick and painless as possible but it's not a magic bullet. The first few days are rough but I couldn't believe how fast I improved. Now I am clean not in any withdrawal and hope to never feel like I did on those first few days again. I was prescribed so many pain med's and had been in constant pain. Now that I'm off the med's my pain has decreased. This is the healthiest I have felt in years

- Oxycodone, 2017

Oxycodone Detox

Oxycontin Testimonial

I was scared about coming here. As soon as I called and spoke with the team, I knew I was on my way to recovery. I strongly and empathically advise anybody with opioid addiction to come.

– Texas Detox Patient, 2009

Oxycontin Detox

Opportunity to get back on track and find my dream to follow

I cannot begin to tell you how amazing the Domus Retreat is. When you arrive after the “detox” it feels like every ounce of strength is sapped out of you and then you walk into the luxury of Domus Retreat. From the soft duvet comforters, and soft blankets everywhere you go to the smothering that seems to just appear at your bedside, you are pampered by the nicest staff I have ever met in my life. Thanks to all of you for a “time-out” and an opportunity to get back on track and find my dream to follow.

Dr. Lowenstein, thank you for the gift you gave me and David Livingston for some great suggestions. Jamon, Leon, Cook(s) and highest points to Maria for helping me with laundry and packing. I couldn’t have done this without you, Domus!!!

— Oxycodone, Oxycontin, 2015

Oxycodone and Oxycontin Detox

100 Percocet A Day Habit

Despite earlier attempts to detox off opiates, the experience at Waismann was the easiest, safest, healthiest way I could have gotten off my 100 Percocet a day habit. My stay at Domus was the perfect way to feel at ease and be taken care of until I could take care of myself. The staff and programs run are first rate and I feel fortunate to have been a part of it.

Percocet Detox


“This program is not an easy way out but is thorough & controlled. As with all good things they don’t come comfortably but end result in short amount of time. I would recommend this to anyone with drug dependency. These folks have 14 yrs experience and know what they are doing. I could not have done a program that boots you out of the hospital and has your wife be your nurse. The professionalism and knowledge of the staff at Domus made my experience easier than I thought it could be. Again this program is a safe detox done in a hospital by professional Dr’s [and] nurses. Can’t replace the care and help received here. Saved my life.”

– Norco, 2014

Norco Detox

If you have any concerns about the place put it behind you

Even though everybody's experience is different. They will make sure you have the best experience and are generally concerned about your health and recovery.

– Methadone Patient, 2014

Methadone Detox

I felt that the Domus Retreat was the most successful rehabilitation from opiate or opioid dependency.

I felt that the Domus Retreat was the most successful rehabilitation from opiate or opioid dependency that I have ever received. The staff, location, and physicians went above and beyond what I had initially expected.

– Detox Patient, 2011

Rapid Detox

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Drug Detox Services and Opioid Treatment Options

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to drug detoxification. That’s why the specialists at our drug detox center tailor treatment to each individual that comes through our doors. If you or a loved one is seeking medical assistance with drug detoxification, the Waismann Method® is the best option. Our method is safe, quick, and effective, and our team has years of experience helping people achieve lasting sobriety. With our premier treatment protocols, you can rest assured that you are receiving the highest quality care possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you on your journey to recovery.

Rapid detox is a form of medically assisted drug detoxification that occurs while the patient is under sedation. This type of treatment should only be performed in an accredited hospital and with the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist.


We are undoubtedly the most recognized among all the rapid drug detox centers globally. Thousands of patients worldwide have successfully completed the program. When people undergo rapid detox in a reputable medical drug detox center, the procedure is safe, quick, and incredibly effective.

Medically assisted detoxification might be a great option for those whose rapid detox is not indicated. Medically supervised detoxification in a hospital involves the administration of medications to blunt the nervous system’s response to withdrawal symptoms while vitals are also managed. We offer several different protocols  to maximize success and minimize risks.


This type of medical detox protocol uses intravenous (IV) therapy and oral medication to blunt the withdrawal response on the central nervous system (CNS). This allows patients to experience significantly reduced withdrawal symptoms and cravings, while also minimizing the risk of relapse.


Waismann Method® is a unique drug detox center because it involves both an inpatient hospital stay and recovery retreat. This ensures that patients have medical and emotional access to the resources they need to make a full recovery. One of the primary reasons people do not want to enter treatment for drugs or alcohol is that they do not want to experience these uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. If the option of not experiencing these is presented, you or a loved one might be more inclined to enter treatment. Medically assisted opiate detox can provide a sense of safety and security during this difficult time and can help make the transition into treatment much smoother.

Illicit fentanyl dominates the street drug supply, causing record numbers of drug deaths in America. Fentanyl is often found in fake prescription medications and deceptively sold as Xanax, Percocet, and Oxycodone, leading to lethal poisonings. One of the most cutting-edge and successful forms of detoxification for illicit drugs such as heroin, Dirty 30s, and fentanyl is our rapid opiate detox program.


Waismann Detox™ provides you with the care and support you need to get through withdrawal and start on the road to recovery. With rapid detox, patients get through the acute withdrawal while under sedation. This process not only eliminates the physical symptoms of withdrawal but also helps to eliminate physical cravings for opioids. In addition to achieving complete opioid detoxification and craving management, rapid detoxification helps the nervous system recover faster, allowing patients to be emotionally present to receive the mental health diagnoses and care they need. 


If you need help managing your opioid use disorder, seek drug detox services from a reputable center like ours. We help patients nationwide and even worldwide with their heroin and fentanyl detox treatment, and we can help you, too.

Opioids are a class of drugs that include prescription pain relievers such as Oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine, and many others. These drugs are commonly prescribed to treat pain, but they can also be highly addictive. Individuals who take opioids for an extended period of time often develop a physical dependence on the drug, meaning that their bodies become used to the presence of the drug and need it to function normally. If the daily dose of opioids is reduced or stopped abruptly, individuals may experience withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, sweating, tremors, and anxiety.


Medically assisted detoxification is a process of removing physiological dependence while managing opioid withdrawal. It allows patients to be admitted to an accredited hospital as if they came in for treatment of any other medical condition without the shame or stigma often associated with addiction treatment. Our opioid treatment specialists have been one of the most successful opioid detoxification programs in the USA for over two decades.


Instead of continuing your search for “drug detox clinics near me,” trust our effective program to help you along your road to recovery. Get in touch with our specialists to learn more about the best drug detox services to end prescription drug dependence.

Although medication-assisted treatment (MAT) containing buprenorphine, such as Suboxone, has become the standard of care for many drug detox facilities, those types of medications are also opioids, leading to dependence and addiction. Many people start taking Suboxone to manage their use of other opioid drugs, but once they decide it is time to stop, they simply cannot get through the lengthy withdrawal. One of the reasons Suboxone detox is so difficult is because buprenorphine has a long half-life, making withdrawal symptoms last for weeks.


The good news is that our drug detox programs can reduce the acute withdrawal phase from weeks to hours. Although the full treatment requires an inpatient commitment of five to 10 days for proper pre-evaluations and physical and emotional adjustments after detoxification is complete, it offers a much shorter and more comfortable detox experience than other options.


Rapid detox from Suboxone allows the patients to be asleep during the acute withdrawal phase and have no recollection of the uncomfortable symptoms This method is life-changing for patients who have been struggling with addiction for years and have been unable to find freedom from opioid use. If you or someone you know is struggling with opioid addiction, contact our opiate detox center today to learn more about our life-changing program.

Methadone is an opioid, just like heroin, fentanyl, or Oxycodone. Although methadone maintenance has been used to treat opioid addiction since the 1950s, it does not treat dependence. When patients are ready to come off methadone, the most common option is titration. The problem with that is the drug’s strength and long-lasting effects. Once the patient reaches lower titration levels, withdrawal starts setting in.


Most drug detox facilities will not accept patients taking more than 30 mlgs. That is because methadone detox and withdrawal symptoms can take months. The more significant the dose, the longer it takes.


The good news is that rapid methadone detox is available, and we are the nation’s premier medical drug detox center. Thousands of patients have successfully undergone the Waismann Treatment™ to come off opioids, including those on high levels of methadone. Rapid methadone detox allows patients to sleep through acute withdrawal while under anesthesia. For rapid detox to be safe and effective, it needs to be done by a highly trained and experienced medical team in an accredited hospital so patients can receive the comprehensive care they need. Additionally, methadone is a drug that affects most organ functions. For the safety and success of the rapid methadone detox, patients must receive inpatient care during the physical and emotional adjustment for at least a week.


If you or a loved one is struggling with methadone addiction, we can help. Our treatment programs offer hope and healing in a private and comfortable setting. Please call us today for a free consultation. We are here to help you get your life back on track.

Speak with a WAISMANN METHOD Rapid Detox Specialist Today.

Speak with a WAISMANN METHOD Rapid Detox Specialist Today.
Undergoing an effective inpatient medical opiate detoxification prevents patients from enduring unnecessary suffering and dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

Having medical support and supervision during alcohol or opioid detox dramatically reduces health risks and discomfort, while maximizing the chances of a full recovery. For this reason, the professional staff of Waismann Method is continuously working to provide you the safest, most comfortable, and medically assisted detoxification in the world.

Explore our opiate detox program today and begin your journey to the life you deserve. A life free from the harmful effects of addiction.

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Let’s Overcome Addiction

Call or email our addiction and rapid detox specialists today! Find out the best treatment option for you.

We understand that making this first call can feel overwhelming and even scary. We appreciate your effort and understand your struggle. Our team is willing and ready to hear your history and discuss available options. Your questions are confidential, and our responses compassionate and knowledgeable.

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Why Choose Waismann Method® Medically Assisted Drug Detox

Thousands of people from all across the world have been successfully treated at our exclusive drug detox center. We provide rapid detoxification under sedation and anesthesia-free treatment for alcohol and opioid dependence.

Waismann Method® has decades  of experience integrating a sincere devotion to improving health and assuring safety in a private and comfortable environment. While we have concentrated our efforts in one single location, we offer substance use disorder detox programs to patients nationwide. Our purpose is to heal, restore, and guide our patients to a path of healthy living by integrating the latest and most effective forms of treatments for opioid use disorder. Over the years, our patients have achieved nearly 100% detox success.

The first phase of our substance use disorder detox 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.

Domus Retreat provides specialized care for a few days after rapid detox and focuses solely on the well-being and comfort of each patient. This drug rehab detox center is a gated 6,000-square-foot estate with six private suites, marking the ideal environment for recovery.

Dr. Michael Lowenstein is board certified in anesthesiology, addiction medicine, and pain management. He has been performing rapid detox and other forms of medical detox treatment for people struggling with opioid dependency for over two decades. With Dr. Lowenstein on our team, you can rest assured you’ll receive premier treatment from one of the most nationally recognized opioid detox centers.

We provide flexible opiate treatment protocols, including rapid detox, based on 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 detox from opiates. To learn more about how rapid detox works, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.

Options of Vivitrol and Naltrexone for craving control and other integrative recovery therapies assist in making the post-detox adjustment period much more comfortable and successful. Recovery services can include individual psychotherapy, drama therapy, massage, yoga, and other recovery programs. So, instead of searching for “drug detox clinics near me,” turn to the center that has it all.

Waismann Method® Medical Group Can Help You Detox From Opiates

You don’t have to let your life be dictated by your alcohol or opiate dependence. Take the first step toward recovery by reaching out to our drug detox center located in California. Whether you’re already in Southern California or live on the other side of the country, we can help you. Contact us today to begin discussing your treatment options confidentially or to learn more about the Waismann Method® and how to choose a drug treatment program.


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 DETOX™ 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 provide 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 24 years’ experience performing anesthesia-assisted rapid detox and medical opioid treatments. He is considered 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, Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS), Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC), founder of the  Waismann Method Advanced Treatment for Opiate Dependence and Domus Retreat.

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