In 1998, as the opioid crisis intensified, the Waismann Method was founded, offering hope to those battling addiction. This program, named in honor of Clare Waismann M-RAS / SUDCC II, a distinguished addiction specialist, has always been grounded in the belief that recovery is achievable through a blend of expert knowledge and compassionate care.
The medical foundation of our method is provided by Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, our medical director. With over three decades of experience in treating opioid use disorder and four board certifications, Dr. Lowenstein’s expertise is integral to our program’s success.
For 25 years, we’ve been at the forefront of confronting the harsh realities of opioid addiction, witnessing its toll on individuals and families. Amidst these adversities, we’ve also seen the remarkable resilience of our patients, which drives our commitment to providing care that is both compassionate and personalized.
The Waismann Method is not just a treatment; it’s a philosophy that emphasizes respect and the inherent dignity of each individual. Our holistic approach supports patients from their first contact with us through to the final steps of their recovery journey, ensuring personalized and continuous support.
We’ve continually adapted our approach to align with the evolving field of addiction treatment. Our commitment to medical innovation and adherence to evidence-based practices ensures that our treatment remains both current and grounded in our core values of compassion and dignity.
Key aspects of Waismann Method approach include:
- Medically Assisted Opioid Detoxification: Recognizing addiction as a complex condition, our detox program combines Dr. Lowenstein’s medical expertise with comprehensive therapies. This multifaceted approach addresses physical dependence, supports nervous system recovery, and fosters emotional well-being.
- Personalized Rapid Detoxification with Sedation: We offer rapid detox under sedation in specific cases, under strict medical supervision. This method is incorporated only after thorough evaluation, ensuring patient safety and enhancing the likelihood of long-term recovery.
- Incorporating Medical Innovations: Our dedication to research and innovation allows us to continually refine our protocols and integrate new medical advances, enhancing patient outcomes.
- Community Empowerment: We extend our expertise beyond our facilities, engaging with healthcare professionals, families, and the broader community through our podcast and social media presence. Our goal is to spread knowledge, challenge stigma, and provide resources and support to those affected by addiction.
As we celebrate our 25th anniversary, we honor the vision of Clare Waismann and renew our commitment to her dream. Under Dr. Lowenstein’s esteemed leadership, we’ve guided numerous individuals toward reclaiming their lives and remain steadfast in our mission to light the way to recovery for many more.
As we look to the future, we are prepared to face new challenges in the fight against addiction. With our enduring dedication, a spirit of innovation, and belief in the resilience of the human spirit, the Waismann Method will continue to be a source of hope and healing for years to come.