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Opana Abuse and Addiction

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What is Opana?

Opana is the brand name for oxymorphone and is also available in an extended-release version. This narcotic pain reliever is said to be similar to morphine and is meant to treat moderate to severe pain. The extended-release version is called Opana ER. Though it can be used safely and successfully, Opana can be habit-forming, leading to tolerance, physical and psychological dependence, overdose and the need for professional detox. Oxymorphone is an opioid agonist and a Schedule II Controlled Substance.

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Opana Abuse

The abuse of prescription painkillers including Opana abuse is a major problem facing our society. This issue, in part, is likely due to the increase in the number of prescriptions being written. The Waismann Method Medical Group has seen a marked increase over the last decade in the number of people seeking opiate detox. Abuse can include a broad range of using practices, but basically means any use that goes beyond product labeling or doctor’s orders.

Regular users who have a legitimate prescription for Opana can turn to abuse after developing a tolerance. Recreational users often abuse the medication in order to achieve a high. Abuse can lead quickly to opana addiction for which professional medical detox is usually required. Most of the thousands of patients we’ve successfully treated for opioid addiction did not set out to abuse opioids like Opana or develop a dependency. It’s important to understand that whatever your situation is, there is help.

Signs of Opana Abuse

Any use of Opana that is outside or above its prescribed therapeutic use can constitute abuse. The drug can be easily acquired from pharmacies, hospitals and those patients with prescriptions. From here, it is often sold or traded illicitly.

Standard actions among abusers can include doctor-shopping to secure more than one supply, taking the drug compulsively despite the risks or negatives effects, and the loss of self-control or ability to make sound decisions. Abuse can include overuse, tampering with the medication or combining it with other substances to heighten the effects. This can be dangerous because Opana is a central nervous system depressant.

Combining Opana with other medications that have the same effect can be lethal. These can include alcohol, sedatives, tranquilizers and other opiates. A preoccupation with consuming or obtaining Opana can be an indication that physical and/or psychological dependence have developed. Prescription painkiller abuse can devastate lives and lead to overdose and death.

The internet has become a breeding ground for false information, especially true for medical claims from other countries. It is crucial to verify the credibility of these claims before taking them at face value. When researching a reputable medical detox program, look for licensed and accredited medical professionals from well-known institutions. This will help to ensure that the information you are receiving is accurate and reliable. Don’t let false claims of overnight miracles lead you astray – take the time to verify their credibility and credentials before making any decisions.


In today’s world of increasingly advanced technology and medical science, it can be easy to forget that not all doctors are as reliable or trustworthy as we might hope. At the same time, most physicians are reputable and well-trained experts dedicated to helping their patients, but some so-called “gypsy doctors” lack proper licensing, insurance, or professional affiliations. These doctors operate without fear of censure or consequence, freely misleading patients to earn a more significant profit.


While it is tempting to believe that such unscrupulous behavior is rare in the medical field, sadly, this is simply not the case. These gypsy doctors take advantage of vulnerable individuals seeking help for their health, from routine checkups and general care to highly specialized procedures and operations. To protect ourselves from these dishonest actors masquerading as medical professionals, we must stay informed about the warning signs that can distinguish legitimate doctors from scam artists.


When choosing a treatment center, we highly recommend checking licenses, certifications, and long-term reputation in the U.S.; without these items, there are more opportunities for false hope, leading to disappointment, financial loss, and bodily harm.

Waismann Method is considered the most thorough and safe sedation detox available worldwide.

We are proud to have Michael H. Lowenstein, M.D. as our medical director for over two decades. Dr. Lowenstein is a quadruple board-certified anesthesiologist and is currently the most experienced doctor in sedation-assisted detox. Although other non-licensed doctors try to affiliate their similar names to our success, Waismann Method® is not affiliated with clinics or doctors elsewhere. We have always been at the forefront of medical innovation and set quality care standards. Dr. Lowenstein’s experience and expertise are unmatched, and we are honored to have him as a part of our team. Thanks to him, we have helped thousands of people overcome addiction and start new lives.


It is widely acknowledged that an effective doctor-patient relationship is crucial to responsible medicine. According to Dr. Lowenstein, this relationship must be grounded in trust, based on the ethical principle that places the patient’s welfare above self-interest. To build this trusting relationship, both parties need to be realistic about expectations, abilities, and limitations – especially those of the treating physician.


To achieve this level of honesty and accountability, a physician must possess certain vital qualities: humility, honesty, and selflessness. These qualities allow doctors to communicate openly and honestly with their patients, putting their well-being above their interests. By fostering an environment of trust and collaboration between themselves and their patients, responsible doctors can deliver effective treatment outcomes that are ultimately in the best interests of all involved.

Despite being the premier rapid detox center globally, Waismann Method® offers much more than just rapid detox. Our approach’s core is a commitment to individualized care that fully meets each patient’s unique needs and clinical conditions. We work closely with patients and their doctors to create customized treatment protocols that consider medical history, current health status, and lifestyle preferences to achieve this goal. Additionally, our medical professionals thoroughly evaluate each patient before beginning the detox process, allowing us to identify potential risks and harms and tailor our approach accordingly. This comprehensive yet personalized approach sets Waismann Method® apart from other rapid detox centers and makes us the best choice for anyone seeking safe and effective opioid detoxification.

Despite the many claims of “overnight cures” and “miraculous reversal of time” in the health care industry, our experts recognize that reversing the effects of opioid use can be a complex and lengthy process for some patients. For those who have been using opioids for a long time or whose nervous system has been significantly impacted by these drugs, it is impossible to rapidly identify and reverse dysregulations in the body or restore function to pre-opioid use disorder states.


Nevertheless, we have helped thousands of patients achieve an opioid-free state and begin reversing the effects of chronic opioid use on their bodies. Our health care professionals work to alleviate pain and promote physical healing through targeted treatments and other supportive measures, helping patients gradually restore their nervous systems to regain health and vitality. So if you are struggling with opioid addiction, don’t hesitate to turn to our team for help. We can support you every step of your path toward recovery.

In recent years, there has been an increasing focus on personalized medicine in healthcare. This approach to medical treatment takes into account a patient’s unique characteristics, such as their genetic profile, history, and current health status. Doctors can tailor treatments to each patient by considering these factors, providing the most effective care possible. In many cases, personalized medicine can mean life and death. As our understanding of genetics and disease continues to improve, the potential for personalized medicine to transform healthcare is limitless.

Patients fly from all over the world to our exclusive Southern California location. Upon arrival, a representative greets them at the airport, where their path to recovery begins. We have become a worldwide leader in medically assisted opioid treatment by offering our services exclusively in one single location. Furthermore, spending two to three days (or whatever time is medically indicated) in a full-service JACHO-accredited hospital and recovering for a few days in a private recovery center provides patients with the time and level of care from a responsible, effective treatment program.


The Waismann Method has been operating exclusively in California for 24 years; we have put all our effort into one sing location worldwide. Our experience has taught us that it’s best to do a few things well rather than spread ourselves thin. It is difficult to replicate our medical director’s quadruple board certifications, experience in treating thousands of patients for a quarter of a decade, and specialized recovery center (Domus Retreat). Because of that commitment, we’ve built a reputation of excellence as well as a solid commitment to our patients and employees. We’re proud to be based here and look forward to continuing to serve patients from all over the world for many years to come.

* WAISMANN METHOD® treatment program has no affiliation with other doctors or centers around the world.

Opana Addiction

Opana addiction can have devastating consequences for the patients and their loved ones. As with other opiate medications, regular use of Opana can lead to the development of tolerance. This is when the body becomes used to the medication, and its effects are diminished. At this point, some patients will turn to escalating use or other means of misuse. A physical and/or psychological dependence could develop quickly. Physical dependence is evident when withdrawal symptoms set in once use is stopped suddenly. The Waismann Method of rapid detox offers rapid opiate detox to treat Opana addiction, that safely and efficiently minimizes the pain and suffering of withdrawal.

Signs of Opana Addiction

There are several tell-tale signs to look for when trying to gauge Opana addiction. Intense physical and psychological cravings for the drug are two signs. Also, physical dependence is evident if withdrawal symptoms appear once use is suddenly decreased or discontinued. Withdrawal from Opana can make patients very ill and range from flu-like symptoms to tremors, insomnia, aches, and pains. Others can include weakness, yawning, runny nose, sweating, headaches, muscle pain, twitches, irregular heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, fever and rise in blood pressure.

Continuing use of Opana despite increasingly negative or troubling consequences can constitute abuse. Other signs include a preoccupation with obtaining and consuming the drug, escalating and chronic use and intense cravings that won’t subside unless you take the drug.  If you feel you have lost control over your use of Opana, it’s likely time to seek professional help.

Opana Overdose

An Opana overdose can be accidental or intentional in nature, though most people don’t set out to harm themselves with this potent narcotic drug. An overdose can cause cardiac arrest or even death. The symptoms of an Opana overdose manifest in different ways in patients and depend on several factors. These can include how much was taken, how the body metabolizes the drug and whether it was taken in combination with other substances such as alcohol, other prescription drugs or illicit drugs.

Avoiding an Opana Overdose

Taking Opana in conjunction with some other substances can also lead to health complications. Because it is a central nervous system depressant, using it with other substances that have this effect could lead to an overdose or death. These include alcohol, sleeping pills, other narcotic pain medications, sedatives, and tranquilizers. It’s important for all patients to follow labeling instructions exactly and know risks, warnings, and possible interactions. Taking too much Opana can cause a slowed heart rate, low blood pressure, difficulty breathing, cold and clammy skin, and extreme drowsiness which can progress to coma, cardiac arrest, and even death.

Call 911 immediately in the case of a potential Opana overdose.

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* Because opiate and alcohol withdrawal can lead to medical complications, treatment by a multi board-certified M.D. is pertinent.

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