People needing Canadian opiate detox may be suffering quietly, feeling like they have no place to turn. Substance abuse affects millions of people worldwide and is hardly ever the fault of the patient. People can become dependent upon their prescription medication after developing a tolerance after prolonged use. According to Health Canada, a federal agency that aims to help citizens maintain and improve their health, opioid pain relievers are sometimes abused for their psychoactive properties. Abuse of prescription opiates such as OxyContin, Percocet and Demerol increased by more than 24 percent between 2002 and 2005, according to a study in the Canadian Journal of Public Health. Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health reported that less than 4 percent of opiate addicts in treatment in 2000 were addicted to oxycodone, a main ingredient in OxyContin and Percocet. That figure jumped to more than 55 percent just four years later.

Taking prescription painkillers is a necessity for many Canadians. Rates of abuse are higher in manufacturing areas of the country where workplace hazards contribute to injuries. Also, an aging population suffers from many chronic pain ailments. Some Canadian doctors may feel that opiates are their only avenue for treating this type of pain. At the same time, young people are using opiates more often, but many of them do so recreationally. The availability of these pills, along with the lack of stigma attached to them makes the threat of epidemic very real. Canadian methadone clinics are full of people who are dependent upon prescription opiates. They may not be getting adequate treatment. While methadone can be a successful treatment component for some people who have serious addictions, it is a synthetic opiate and can also be habit forming. Other opiate treatment options may not adequately address the painful withdrawal phase. This is the most feared part of opiate detox, so patients who are dependent upon their medication may turn to the streets before they get help.


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Patients fly to California seeking the best rapid detox or the best treatment for opiate addiction

Waismann Method® is one of the most successful Opiate Detoxification Center in the world. The has one location only based in So. California. It is one of the most effective opiate detoxification programs because it addresses the discomforts related to opiate withdrawal. The Waismann detox has been successfully treating people from around the world for more nearly two decades. Patients check into a private room of an accredited hospital usually for 3 to 4 days, where they undergo a thorough medical evaluation and are medications are given to prevent or relieve the symptoms of withdrawal symptoms.

If Rapid Detox is indicated, patients are then transferred to the ICU, where intravenous medications are used to cleanse the opiates off the receptor sites. This happens in less than two hours while patients rest lightly under sedation. After the Rapid Detox, patients are carefully monitored in the ICU ( private room) for the remainder of the day and night.

Usually, the morning after, patients are transferred back to the medical floor for continue to recover,  intravenous fluids, and to regain strength.   At this time,  physicians assess patient’s readiness for discharge to our exclusive recovery center.  At Domus Retreat, private suites and personalized around the clock professional assistance is provided. This recovery phase gives patients adequate time to regain a bit more physical and emotional strength needed to maximize the safety and effectiveness of the treatment.


Opiate dependency causes numerous changes in brain chemistry and organ functions, therefore, after rapid detox, it is paramount that patients are carefully monitored for at least a few days to regulate essential functions, prevent medical complications and immediate relapse.

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