According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, approximately 23% of heroin users become entirely dependent on the drug. Heroin addiction can be an extremely tough condition to beat. The best heroin treatment should concentrate on reversing the physiological effects caused by heroin abuse. In other words, quality programs should provide an effective and complete detox to reverse physical dependence.

At the Waismann Method® Opioid Treatment Center, we provide patients with an intensive, medically-assisted detox treatment program. We offer rapid detox and other forms of detoxification that is right for the patient. As a result, heroin users can reclaim their lives and become sober again.


How to Identify the Best Heroin Detox?

The first step in overcoming heroin dependency is admitting there is a problem. Secondly, is accepting help. Finally, is seeking the safest and most effective detoxification program.

Once there in willingness to seek help, comprehensive research on available treatments is a must.

The Waismann Method® team understands how severe and intense long-standing heroin addictions are. Fortunately, with evolving medical options, the fierce, flu-like symptoms associated with heroin withdrawals can be minimized and controlled by medical specialists.


Why wait? Speak to a heroin addiction specialist today!

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A Successful Heroin Addiction Treatment

The specialized medical professionals at WaismannMethod® provide the best heroin treatment detox program available. Research shows that many heroin users attempt to quit using this drug on their own.  Unfortunately, there are very few heroin users who succeed in battling such an aggressive addiction.  The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported nearly 22.5 million people actively sought out a medically-assisted treatment program for a drug dependency issue in 2016.  Those who do pursue specialized medical treatment are less likely to relapse than those who try to combat this addiction on their own.  Heroin dependence requires treatment by qualified medical professionals for a complete and successful recovery.

In the United States, patients have many drug treatment centers to choose from. There are also various methods of treatment. These include cognitive, behavioral and pharmacological modalities.  Some options are more intensive and more effective than others. The qualified medical providers at the Waismann Medical are experts of the physiological effects of heroin dependency.  They offer the most effective approach to reverse the condition available to heroin users.

Some treatment centers might believe that allowing the patient to suffer through the full extent of withdrawal symptoms is necessary.  At the Waismann we think that letting people suffer without proper medical care, is archaic, cruel and unnecessary.  In fact, this type of treatment is also not just unproductive but often unsuccessful and harmful to patients.

As health care providers, we need to offer solutions and judgment that deters people from seeking out the help they so desperately need.

What Is Heroin?

The American Psychological Association cites that heroin overdoses and deaths have nearly doubled since 2014. Treatment is changing and the demographics for heroin abuse. Dependency has changed as well.  Past heroin users were labeled as ethnic minorities who were low income and from more urban areas.  Today, the demographic extends to older whites who are from affluent suburbs and rural neighborhoods.

Heroin is an illegal opioid that directly targets the opioid receptors in the brain. Heroin affects pain perception, pleasure, heart rate and respiratory rate.  It is derived from morphine and is considered short acting. It provides immediate intoxication.  Because it is short lasting, heroin users find the need to take it more frequently than other long-lasting opioids, such as oxycodone.

Heroin can be purchased in a variety of forms.  The National Institute of Drug Abuse states that: “highly pure heroin can be snorted or smoked and may be more appealing to new users because it eliminates the stigma associated with injection drug use”.  It can also be purchased as a black, tar-like substance that is injectable  Heroin on the street is recognized by names such as dope, junk, horse, smack, Big H, Blacktar, Brown Sugar, Muc or Skaq.  It is often combined with other base substances, such as sugar, starch, and quinine. There are also other synthetic ingredients to enhance the effects of its usage.

Heroin Withdrawal

Heroin withdrawal symptoms can be excruciating, particularly after long-term heavy use. Symptoms typically begin within 6-12 hours after the last use.

Withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Sweating
  • Malaise
  • Mood disturbances
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Insomnia
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal cramps
  • Shivering
  • Dehydration
  • Diarrhea and anxiety

What are some of the effects of heroin use?

  • Liver and infectious diseases (Hepatitis, HIV, etc.)
  • Kidney disease
  • Bacterial infections
  • Collapsed veins
  • Pneumonia
  • Abscesses
  • Overdoses, both fatal and non-fatal

Heroin Withdrawal Timeline

The symptoms of withdrawal can be debilitating and excruciating. This is depending on how heavy the drug abuse has been, and how long it has been going on.  Most heroin users begin going through withdrawal symptoms 6 to 12 hours following their last usage.  The distress that comes with attempting to stop this kind of dependency independently is challenging, at best.  The physical suffering of symptoms peaks within 1 to 3 days, but the overall withdrawal process can last up to a week.  Due to the severity of symptoms that comes from withdrawals, many people relapse. This leads to a vicious, extremely harmful cycle on the body and mind.  Heroin users feel powerless and hopeless. This increases the risk of an overdose if they fail to seek out the help of an established medical detox program.

Just this year, The National Safety Council partnered with The Institute for the Advancement of Behavioral Health Care to combat the heroin crisis within the United States.  Professionals from all areas of society believe an effective, medical heroin detox treatment option can significantly lower the chances of heroin addiction. Successful heroin treatment also eliminates thousands of preventable deaths every year.  The Waismann Method protocol significantly alleviates those horrific withdrawal symptoms. This leads to a successful detox outcome for the individual.  Unfortunately, while medically-assisted detox is extremely beneficial, multiple heroin users lack the skills and access to support to stay heroin-free.  Healthcare providers often recommend a course of individual therapy following an effective form of detox.

Heroin Addiction Treatment Options

A successful heroin detox treatment program requires the heroin user to take that first step. This is admitting there is a problem.  It involves physically withdrawing from the drug and having the determination to refrain from relapsing.  This is known as heroin detoxification.  Today, more complementary, patient-focused medical options have made heroin detox safer, shorter and more comfortable than traditional past options.  When deciding to enter a treatment program, you want to be assured of your privacy, safety and personal comfort.  It is essential to keep in mind that heroin dependence is a medical condition. It requires appropriate medical care in order to break free from the cycle of drug dependency.

The key factors to evaluate the safety and efficacy of a drug treatment center should be:

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  • Reputation
  • Years in Business
  • Medical Assistance & Additional Resources Available
  • Facility Accreditation
  • Medical Staff Credential and Experience
  • Individualized Treatment Options
  • Recovery Care
  • Privacy
  • Success History

Anesthesia Assisted Rapid Detox for Heroin Treatment

The Waismann Method of Anesthesia-Assisted Rapid Heroin Detox Treatment has a nearly 100% success rate. Rapid Detox allows people struggling with heroin addiction to complete a detoxification.  In a hospital, doctors can use the latest medical techniques available based on each patient’s specific needs. Furthermore, by being in a medical facility, physicians can control withdrawal symptoms while managing vital or other health issues.

Many consider the Waismann Method® the best heroin treatment detox program in the country.  The team is filled with compassion, respect, and privacy for all patients who enter the program.

“As specialized, medical professionals we recognize the difficulty associated with heroin addiction and combatting this on one’s own.  Our goal is not to place a societal stigma upon a patient, but rather, to provide our patients with a treatment experience that is pleasant, safe, dignified and most importantly—successful! “

Treatment begins in a private, accredited hospital.  Professional team members admit patients into their private rooms for a comprehensive physical examination.  This allows for the most effective and comfortable detoxification options to be made. It is based on each individual patients’ personal assessment and physical needs.  We operate in a full-service hospital, which allows us to consult with a variety of medical specialists.  Being in a private hospital allows patients access to multiple medical resources.  Heroin dependence is treated as a physiological condition, that requires advanced medical care.  Our staff treats patients with heroin abuse issues as they would any other patient who is admitted for another medical condition.  We also provide an exclusive recovery center and extended after-care options to ensure a successful recovery from beginning to end.

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Addiction and Abuse Treatment

To ensure the recovery process is successful, understanding what led the individual to a heroin dependency is critical.  We have found that substance abuse typically stems from broader issues within a patient’s life. It requires a careful and individual assessment to identify and solve these core issue.  We believe this to be the best manner to lay the foundation patients need to proceed with a healthy and productive life, free from any form of drug abuse.

“We often see patients, who are highly sensitive and have become addicted to heroin because it serves as a self-medicating tool.  They often cope with the emotional distress of depression, anxiety, OCD and traumatic events.”

What makes the Waismann Method unique and successful lies in how we approach a drug dependency.  We don’t focus purely on the addiction. Instead, we treat the patient—the individual.  With empathy and understanding for our patients, a relapse is less likely and self-esteem blossoms along the road to recovery.  For post-detox care,  we created our Domus Retreat, which is a specialized recovery center focused on patient-centered care.  A team of highly skilled professionals gives clients the opportunity to discover and learn. Patients learn more about their body, feelings and how to create a nurturing, healing process.  Our professional staff helps people find forgiveness within themselves in a compassionate and understanding manner. We work to provide the confidence and tools necessary for each client to live a productive and heroin-free life for the future!

Waismann Method® Heroin Treatment

The safest, most efficient and comprehensive program you will find.

Here are some of the benefits exclusively offered to our patients:
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  • Full–service accredited JCAHO hospital
  • Private room
  • Access to various medical specialists and experts
  • Quadruple Board-Certified Medical Director with two decades of experience in opiate treatment.
  • Multiple options for medical heroin detox based on patients’ individual needs
  • 5 to 10 days all-inclusive programs including hospital and our private recovery center.
  • Integrative recovery therapies.
  • Extended treatment program options.