Published on:
March 1st, 2010



Unassisted opioid detox may be life-threatening because it can lead to relapse and overdose. Medications provided by physicians in an inpatient opioid detox treatment makes the risks associated with withdrawal and relapse less likely.


What are Opioid Drugs

A person who has developed a physical and/or psychological dependence will probably need a professional opioid detox to recover safely. Regular use of opioids, even over a relatively short-term period, can lead to dependence. Patients can build a tolerance to the drug, meaning the dosage becomes ineffective and more and more needs to be taken to reach the desired effect.

Opioid addiction has become a tremendous problem in the U.S. due to several factors including the high number of prescriptions being written. These types of drugs, have become increasingly easier to obtain, both among patients seeking pain relief as well as recreational users. In 2015, over 33,000 Americans died as a result of an opioid overdose. That same year, an estimated 2 million people in the suffered from substance abuse disorders related to prescription opioid painkillers, and 591,000 suffered from a heroin addiction.

Detox is the first step in any responsible recovery program. It can be an intense process when attempted as an outpatient, but one that can be effectively medically managed when performed in the adequate medical facility. An inpatient medical opioid detox ensures safety and maximizes the chance of recovery success.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that every day, more than 90 Americans die after overdosing on opioids – including prescription pain relievers, heroin, and synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.


Opioid Detox Treatment Options

There are several opioid detox and treatment options. Some treatment centers may provide a more comprehensive approach than others. Many websites can be found, offering overnight cures, tips and tricks for opiate withdrawal treatment. The risk and complications of such offerings are extensive. An inpatient medical detox, includes both pharmacological and emotional care, while under the supervision of both medical and mental health specialists. Furthermore, a medical facility provides patients with an array of resources to overcome the withdrawal phase safely and more comfortably. Only in a hospital setting, vital signs, such as blood pressure, respiration levels, body temperature, and heart rate, can all be carefully monitored and managed.

A hospital based opioid detox may help smooth out withdrawal while minimizing uncomfortable side effects, preventing medical complications, and reducing drug cravings. This form of treatment can provide a good start towards an opioid free life.


Waismann Method® Unparalleled Success

Since opioid addiction is a condition with both physical and emotional side effects and symptoms, treatment needs to be comprehensive. The Waismann Method® has been providing for nearly 20 years, the highest success rate of any opioid detox in history. The detox is relatively short and can provide the perfect right foot forward for a more stable recovery.  The whole treatment plan usually lasts 5-10 days, including the inpatient phase in a private hospital followed by our exclusive recovery retreat.


Our Accredited Hospital can Provide Patients with:

  • Private Rooms
  • Multi Board Certified Medical Director.
  • Several specialized doctors for consult or assistance.
  • ICU for Anesthesia Rapid Detox Treatment.
  • No preset time limit of inpatient stay.
  • Immediate and urgent medical resource and resources available 24/7.

At the retreat recovery therapies can include:

  • Nutritional support, through individualized diet and/or vitamin supplements.
  • Hydrotherapy, including baths and whirlpools.
  • Massage
  • Yoga
  • Biofeedback
  • Acupuncture
  • Psychotherapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Sleep Management

Our experienced doctors and therapists understand the discomfort of withdrawal symptoms. They have helped thousands of patients in the last two decades, navigate through this process effectively. Using a medically managed detoxification with compassion and respect can help provide the best possible outcome. It also ensures that recovery from opioid addiction is more comfortable and ultimately more successful.

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