Waismann Method Philosophy

Waismann Philosophy for Opiate Detoxification and Treatment

Waismann philosophy is to utilizes the most advanced medical and psychological techniques available for opiate dependency. Because of our exclusive combination of personalized assessment, advanced medical treatments and aftercare, Waismann Method® patients achieve an extraordinarily high success rate in overcoming opioid dependence.

In the late 1990s, two physicians and a Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS) created a treatment protocol for opiate dependency based on a foundation of safety, effectiveness and compassion. Today’s Waismann Method® still reflects those core therapeutic values set forth by Michael H. Lowenstein, M.D., Clifford Bernstein M.D. and Clare Waismann RAS almost two decades ago. We customize every treatment to fit the individual’s needs and dependence history.

Leader in the Field of Opiate Treatment

The Waismann Method® is a global leader in the development of effective and safe approaches to overcoming opiate addiction and dependence to drugs like heroin, OxyContin, Methadone, Norco and all other opiates. Patients from all over the world come to our exclusive location in Southern California for treatment because they know they can rely on our superior standard of care, extensive experience, and diligent commitment.

Different Methods of Medical Detoxification

The professionals of the Waismann Method® Medical Group adjust the process of opiate detoxification and rapid detox based on the patient’s specific medical and dependency requirements. Our medical team carefully considers every treatment plan to ensure it offers the most advanced, personalized and effective medical detoxification possible.

The Waismann Method® begins with admission to a private room in a full-service hospital. There an extensive pre-examination and consultation is performed to ensure the safest and most effective course of treatment. A wide variety of medical specialists is available for consultation and assistance when necessary. Our patients receive around-the-clock care in the hospital for two to three days, in most cases, to become physically strong enough for the recovery process. Patients may then begin recovery at the retreat created especially for them, in an environment that maximizes and expands the quality of care we provide.

The trained staff at Domus Retreat assist and care for guests 24/7. The healing process from opiate detoxification can take time and might be emotionally- and physically-challenging for some. The experts at our Domus Retreat facility have made this transition easier for thousands of people. We know that support is essential during the recovery process, so we offer a few days of post-detox treatment in an upscale, tranquil and extremely private setting.

At Domus Retreat guests may receive:

•         One-on-one psychotherapy multiple times a week

•         Psychiatrist (available for an extra cost)

•         24/7 in-house assistance staff

•         Professional massages included in your Domus PTP for endorphins production

•         Acupuncture therapist

•         Gourmet meals designed to fit your dietary needs and gastrointestinal issues

•         On-site exercise equipment and off-site gym available

•         Yoga/tai chi/meditation – in-house small group and private sessions


Waismann Philosophy is based on Every Patient is an Individual with Unique Needs

Everyone struggling with opiate dependence deserves compassionate, professional treatment but not every patient is a candidate for rapid detox. To help these patients, the Waismann Method® also provides an intermediate level of care for patients whose dependence on opiates does not warrant sedation or anesthesia.

This level of care is best for people who have been dependent on opiates for only a short time and who are in otherwise good physical health. These individuals typically spend a day at our hospital facility for general health monitoring by specialized professionals. There, patients can also receive therapy that blocks the withdrawal response to make the opiate detoxification process more comfortable.

Other patients may have medical issues that warrant a slower, more conservative approach to detoxification. We provide in-patient medical supervision to these individuals in a process known as medically assisted detoxification. We welcome these patients in our hospital for as many days as our medical director believes necessary for a safe, smooth detoxification. After this detoxification, patients spend a few days at Domus Retreat to stabilize emotionally and physically while receiving top-notch professional support.

The Waismann Method® relies on a wide variety of treatment approaches because each person experiences opiate dependence and recovery in a different way. Some become opiate dependent after recreational drug abuse; others find themselves dependent after using opiates prescribed for pain after a significant illness or injury. A person might be in overall good health but physical or mental conditions can complicate his recovery from opiate dependence. From teenagers to senior citizens, opiate-dependent individuals are different when it comes to recovery, too – some benefit from hospitalization and long-term care while others cannot afford to take time away from work or family.


One Location with the Highest Level of Care

Waismann Method® concentrates all  its efforts in Southern California, where patients receive the best opiate dependence treatment available. We offer a combination of personalized treatment options unavailable anywhere else in the world. Our professionals can create individualized treatment plans especially designed to help you or someone you love overcome opiate dependence.

Due to our success, some treatment centers try to imply an affiliation with us. We would like to emphasize that this is our only location; we are NOT affiliated with nor have we trained any other doctors, clinics, rehabilitation facilities or hospitals anywhere else.

Experienced addiction specialists are willing to speak with you about addiction and the Waismann Method® for detox and aftercare. Don’t hesitate – call now. Dial (888) 987-HOPE (4673) (daytime) or (310) 927-7155 (evenings and weekends).

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