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Why Drug Rehabs Should Not Label People As “Addicts”

Clare Waismann of the Waismann Method has a piece published on Healthcare News on whether or not to label people as “addicts”. Here is an excerpt: Despite an estimated 23.5 million people needing treatment for substance abuse in 2009, only 11.2% of these individuals actually got treatment at a special facility, according to the Substance…

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Fentanyl, more potent than heroin?

Dr. Michael Lowenstein of the Waismann Method has a piece published on The Hill on fentanyl. Here is an excerpt: Often times, the illicit drug heroin is thought of as one of the more powerful opioids on the planet. It might be surprising to hear that a relatively common prescription medication, fentanyl, is even more…

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Dr. Lowenstein interviewed on The Fix

  The Waismann Method‘s very own Dr. Lowenstein was interviewed on The Fix, on the topic, “How Do You Handle Pain Relief If You’re Concerned About Addiction?” Excerpt: “A responsible and thorough physician should assess each patient individually,” says Dr. Michael Lowenstein, medical director of the Waismann Method (an accelerated detox method) and pain management…

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Thrillist interviews Clare Waismann on Kratom

Missy Wilkerson of the Thrillist interviews Clare Waismann on the (semi) legal asian supplement kratom. Excerpts: “Although kratom is not an opiate, it works on the same receptors as opioids,” says Clare Waismann, an addiction specialist at the Waismann Method. Some people use kratom to wean themselves off opioids. However, Waismann says that plan often…

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The sad intersection of fame, drugs and death

Excerpt: As the old rock song, Deja Vu, goes, “We have all been here before.” Once again the headlines are full of the unbearable news of another superstar’s drug overdose. Once again, experts on addiction are rushing to use a celebrity death to draw down on the failures of the culture, law enforcement and the…

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