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For many individuals, the first step towards a successful recovery is the acceptance and understanding of the issue at hand, often drug dependence and sometimes addiction. The second is educating yourself and identifying the best drug treatment options. There should not be a one-size-fits-all approach to addiction treatment. Individuals have different histories, needs and personalities and so should be the treatment they receive.

Choosing a Drug Treatment Program

Finding an effective drug treatment program is critical to your success. Inpatient programs that require a stay have much better success rates than outpatient ones.  Also, medical detoxification in a hospital setting can be much safer, more comfortable and successful than other non-medical options.  For example, some people prefer to enter a hospital to undergo a medically assisted detox before transitioning into some type of rehab or outpatient mental health care. Whereas, others may choose to begin recovery at an inpatient facility for additional privacy and comfort reasons.
Regardless, of what type of drug treatment you choose, the center should customize the protocol based on their unique emotional and physical needs. Moreover, understanding the myriad available treatment options can help you or your loved one find the best drug treatment approach.

The United States has a serious problem with drug and alcohol abuse, with an estimated 23.5 million people struggling with a drug problem and 16.6 million suffering from alcoholism. Despite this, only a fraction of people dealing with substance abuse gets the help they need. One of the biggest barriers is finding drug treatment programs that work.


Treatment Options

There are dozens of types of drug addiction treatment centers. Some are affiliated with hospitals or medical centers, while others are freestanding. There is also a difference in the time commitment and level of service provided. Residential treatment programs involve living at the treatment center, while intensive outpatient centers allow patients to go home in the evenings. Outpatient treatment programs might also include seeing a counselor for a few hours per day or week. Finally, some programs follow a religious or philanthropic mission that guides care.
When choosing a drug addiction treatment center, it is essential to consider the services provided carefully. New scientific advances have rapidly increased our knowledge about addiction and its effects on the brain. For instance, we now understand the neural networks affected by drug abuse, the long-term consequences, and some primary factors that can impede a successful recovery. Therefore, the best drug treatment program should take this information into account when designing a specific treatment protocol. For example, effective opiate treatment programs reverse the physical imbalances associated with opiate addiction by cleansing the brain ’s receptors. That is one of the reasons we provide rapid detox at the Waismann Method center. Using this scientifically guided approach improves our patients’ ability to make a full and healthy recovery.
Asking about the science behind a potential program can help you decide whether they use state-of-the-art methods. If a program cannot confidently answer why they use specific techniques to guide treatment, they are not likely to provide the high-quality care you deserve.

Medical Treatment

Waismann Method Opioid Treatment Specialists are exclusively located in Orange County, So. California for the last 20 years.  Waismann treatment offers a full-service accredited hospital for detoxification, followed by a  recovery center with six private suites. Our treatment provides support for those struggling with drug abuse and opioid addiction.
We have a medical approach to drug dependence, which means we believe that patients should have the treatment that is based on their unique physiological needs. Our clinical team will work to identify the most effective protocol for you. Whether you need a cardiology consult, more extended stay at the hospital or lighter sedatives, our team of professionals is there to support and assist you through this journey.

  • Anesthesia Assisted Rapid Detox
  • Accelerated Opioid Detoxification without anesthesia
  • Licensed Treatment Program
  • Recovery Center
  • Individual Therapy Sessions
  • Counseling
  • Drama Therapy
  • Massages (multiple times a week).
  • Yoga Classes
  • Post-Treatment Psychotherapy
  • Naltrexone Therapy

Waismann Method Exclusive Treatment Features

  • Medical detox in an accredited hospital
  • Opioid detox medically supervised.
  • Exclusive recovery center.
  • Counselors
  • One-on-one psychotherapy session with your primary therapist.
  • Private Suites
  • Special Recovery Nutrition
  • Gym Access
  • Swimming Pool and Heated Jacuzzi
  • Special Meals prepared by our chefs.
  • 7, 10 and 14 Day Treatment Protocols. Whether you choose a rapid detox or any of other medical detoxification protocols, our goal is to get you opioid-free as safely and as comfortably as possible. We want you to make sure you transition to a healthy and productive life.

Objectives and Goals
At the Waismann Method, our primary goal is to assist every individual in achieving emotional and physical stability from opioid use disorder while receiving a compassionate and successful treatment program. Our highly trained professional team is here for you from your admission to your discharge from our recovery center, and every step in-between. We will develop a treatment plan to make sure you receive the benefits of excellent results while providing you the attentive care you deserve.

Anesthesia or Medical Detox Treatments

For many, deciding to go under anesthesia for detox or a more conventional medically assisted detoxification can be a confusing and challenging task. That is just one of the reasons why we provide patients the opportunity of short phone consultation with our medical director to review that intake and discuss options.  Discussing your dependency history, emotional issues, and health condition allows our quadrupled board-certified medical director the knowledge to suggest the best treatment recommendation for you.

Finding the Best Drug Treatment

There is a lot of information about potential treatment programs, including online resources and word of mouth from other people who have struggled with addiction. When looking for a program for yourself or a loved one, be sure to ask lots of questions up front to ensure that it is a good fit for you.
Perhaps the most critical question is how the program decides on a treatment protocol. The most successful drug treatment programs individualize their treatment based on each patient’s needs. This might include pre-existing medical problems, course, and history of drug dependence, mental health problems, or emotional well-being.
Crafting a customized treatment plan shows that the professionals at a drug treatment center genuinely understand you and your needs. If a potential treatment facility outlines how they will treat you before they even know your history, walk away. This shows an inability or unwillingness to flexibly design treatment plans with the patient’s needs in mind.

Is a Treatment Program for You?

There is a lot of misinformation regarding the necessity of drug treatment for people struggling with drug abuse. In some circles, self-help or “cold turkey” methods are promoted as the best approach. However, scientific evidence suggests that patients have superior long-term outcomes when they have the additional support provided by a drug treatment program. Thus, while going “cold turkey” may work for some, it is less likely to be a practical approach to making a lifelong recovery.
At the Waismann Method Center, we treat a large number of patients who have become dependent on opiate painkillers because of their physical health problems. As their tolerance to the pain medications increased, they became dependent on the opiates. For patients like this, a humane detox approach that limits the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms may be best. Other patients might require supportive therapy to cope with the transition to a drug-free life. Still, others benefit from the services of a psychiatrist, who can help them manage co-occurring mental health problems that contribute to substance abuse issues.

The Waismann Treatment might be the best option for you when:

  • You want to have the safety of a medically supervised detoxification.
  • Drug rehab is not where you want to be, or it just does not work for you.
  • You are dependent or addicted to opioid drugs, including Suboxone and Methadone.
  • You are seeking a quick, private and effective drug treatment.
  • Your health or age requires medical monitoring throughout the withdrawal phase.
  • Receiving individual care and a treatment plan for you is a priority.
  • The drugs you are taking have long and painful withdrawal symptoms.
  • Having a 98%+ detox success matters.
  • You understand that opioid dependence is a medical condition that needs to be treated by physicians.


The bottom line is that there is no perfect drug treatment center for everyone. The best treatment providers perform a thorough, individualized assessment of each individual who walks through the door. This includes an evaluation of physical health, mental health, and emotional well-being. Letting this personalized approach guide treatment planning ensures that a drug treatment center is honest, compassionate, and has your best interests in mind.
For more information on the Waismann Drug Treatment Program, please call 1-800-423-2482 today!

National Institute on Drug Abuse. DrugFacts: Treatment Statistics. Retrieved on October 2, 2015.

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