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Opioid Treatment Options

Rapid Opiate Detox and Medically Assisted Detox

Opioid addiction is a serious problem affecting millions of people worldwide. Finding the right treatment option can be a challenging task, but it is essential for a successful recovery. At Waismann Method Opioid Treatment Specialists, we understand the complexities of opioid dependence and are dedicated to providing individuals with effective and personalized opioid treatment options. Our team of experienced professionals works closely with each patient to develop a comprehensive plan tailored to their unique needs and circumstances. Whether you are looking for medically assisted detox, rapid detoxification, or craving management, we are here to support you every step of the way.

What are Opioids?

Opioids are a class of drugs that are primarily used for pain management but can also be used to treat coughing and diarrhea. They work by binding to specific receptors in the brain and throughout the body to reduce the perception of pain and produce feelings of pleasure and relaxation. Some common examples of opioids include prescription painkillers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and fentanyl, as well as illegal drugs like heroin. While they can provide temporary relief from physical and emotional pain, they can also be highly addictive and have serious negative effects on physical and mental health, including overdose and death.

How Do Opioids Work in the Brain?

Opioids work by binding to specific receptors in the brain and central nervous system called mu, delta, and kappa opioid receptors. This binding stimulates the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with pleasure and reward, and reduces the perception of pain. Over time, regular use of opioids can cause changes in the brain’s reward system, leading to dependence and addiction. With continued use, the brain may become less sensitive to the effects of opioids, requiring higher doses to achieve the same level of pain relief and pleasure. This can increase the risk of overdose and other harmful consequences. Additionally, long-term opioid use can alter how the brain processes information, leading to problems with memory, decision-making, and mood regulation problems.


The Potential Risks and Side Effects of Opioid Treatment for Pain Management

The use of opioids for medical purposes, especially for long-term pain management, can carry significant risks and potential side effects. Some common adverse effects of opioids include:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Drowsiness or sedation
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Respiratory depression (slowed breathing)
  • Increased risk of overdose and death, especially when taken in higher doses or combined with other substances
  • Physical dependence and withdrawal symptoms when stopping the use of opioids
  • Tolerance, which requires higher doses to achieve the same effects
  • Interference with normal daily activities and decreased quality of life
  • Risk of infectious disease transmission in case of intravenous drug use
  • Increased risk of falls and other accidents
  • Sexual dysfunction


It’s important to note that these risks can vary depending on individual factors, such as age, medical history, and substance use history. Additionally, taking opioids in combination with other medications or alcohol can increase the risk of serious side effects. It’s essential to have an open and honest discussion with a healthcare provider about the potential benefits and risks of opioid use and to follow their instructions carefully.

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How Do You Find the Best Opioid Treatment for You?

Finding the best opioid treatment for you involves a personalized approach that takes into consideration your individual needs and circumstances. Here are some steps you can take to find the best treatment option for you:

  • Consult with an experienced board-certified healthcare professional: A healthcare provider can perform an assessment of your physical and mental health, substance use history, and other relevant factors to determine the best treatment option for you.
  • Consider your goals, health needs, and preferences: What are your goals for treatment? What type of medical support do you require? What type of therapy or support do you prefer? Knowing what you want to achieve and what type of treatment you are most comfortable with can help you make an informed decision.
  • Research opioid detoxification options: There are several different opioid treatment options available, including in-hospital medically assisted detoxification, rapid detox under anesthesia, and outpatient options. Research these options and their potential benefits and risks to find the best fit for you.
  • Seek a program that offers multiple treatment options: It can be helpful to have multiple treatment protocols to ensure you get the right one.
  • Consider the cost and length of time required to complete treatment.
  • Participate in the treatment process: Successful treatment requires active participation and commitment from the patient. Make sure you are willing to engage fully in the treatment process, follow through with appointments and therapy, and follow the plan prescribed by your healthcare provider.

Remember, recovery is a journey; finding the right treatment option for you may take some time. It’s essential to be patient and do your due diligence. There are no miracle cures. Instead, there is responsible and effective medical treatment. Choose carefully!


The WAISMANN TREATMENT™ team understands that every individual’s journey is unique and requires a personalized approach to treatment. Our team of specialists is dedicated to providing a range of opioid treatment options to help patients achieve long-term recovery. Our goal is to provide the safest and most effective care possible, and we believe this starts with a thorough evaluation of each patient’s health and medical history.

We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to opioid treatment; instead, our specialists work closely with patients to understand their specific needs and preferences. This enables us to develop a treatment plan tailored to their individual requirements, considering their medical history, substance use patterns, and other relevant factors. 

At Waismann Method®, we are committed to helping patients overcome their opioid addiction and achieve long-term recovery. If you or someone you love is struggling with opioid addiction, please reach out to one of our specialists today. We are here to support you every step of the way.

Understanding Opioid Dependence and Addiction

It is essential to understand that physical dependence is not equivalent to addiction. Many opioid users are physically dependent, but they are not addicted. In other words, although they physically need the medication to not go through withdrawals, this need does not cause uncontrolled cravings that disrupt their lives or place them in harm’s way. 

Treatment for Opiate Use Disorder (OUD): Exploring Your Options

Many programs are offering a variety of opioid treatment options. Although getting treatment is already a huge and positive step, not all treatment providers have the same goal or provide the same results. Here are some of the treatment options currently offered at various opioid treatment facilities:

  1. This form of treatment involves the use of medications to relieve withdrawal symptoms, reduce cravings, and block the euphoric effects of opioids. The most common medications used in MAT include buprenorphine (Suboxone®), methadone, and others. While MAT can help in the short term, it is important to be aware that these medications are long-acting opioids and can have the potential for addiction.

This type of treatment requires patients to live in a facility for a period of time, typically ranging from 3 to 6 weeks. Inpatient treatment provides 24-hour care and support to help patients manage their addiction.

  1. Outpatient treatment enables patients to receive professional help while living at home. Patients must attend regular appointments at opioid treatment facilities or doctor’s offices.

This type of treatment is offered at very few accredited hospitals and provides patients with medically supervised withdrawal and stabilizing care. At Waismann Method®, in addition to providing individualized detox protocols, we also discharge patients to our recovery center for further treatment,

This cutting-edge medical procedure has gained recognition as a safe and effective method for reversing opioid dependence. During the rapid detox procedure, patients are placed under IV sedation and are able to sleep comfortably through the acute withdrawal process. Using antagonist medications through IV, the doctor is able to induce and precipitate the withdrawal, allowing for complete detoxification. This eliminates physical cravings and accelerates the nervous system's recovery process, helping patients feel better faster. 


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At the Waismann Method®, we are proud to be recognized as the nation’s most reputable and well-respected rapid opiate detoxification center. Our commitment to delivering the highest standard of care and the latest advancements in medical technology sets us apart and makes us a leading provider in the field of opioid detoxification.

More Than an Opioid Treatment Program — A Medical Solution

Waismann Method® provides the most effective opioid treatment options for those seeking freedom from opioid addiction. Our core goal is to focus on delivering an individualized and solution-driven program.

Waismann Method®: Offering Comprehensive Opioid Treatment Options:

  • Treatment in a private room of an accredited hospital
  • Medical management by a quadruple board-certified doctor with extensive experience in treatment for opiate dependence
  • Reduced relapse rate through reducing distressing physical symptoms
  • Comprehensive physical evaluation, including a cardiology evaluation
  • A range of opioid treatment protocols, including rapid detox and medically-assisted detoxification without anesthesia
  • Medical specialists available for around-the-clock support and consultation
  • Psychological evaluation and support services
  • Supportive medications to aid in the recovery process
  • An inclusive stay at our recovery center with access to various therapeutic services
  • Naltrexone or Vivitrol options to help prevent opioid craving and relapse

We understand the importance of adequate support and compassion in the early recovery stages. Additionally, we believe that there is tremendous importance in developing a good therapeutic relationship with the patient throughout the treatment process. That’s why our opioid treatment options include post-detox care at our recovery center, where patients can receive therapy to enhance their physical and emotional healing process. Ultimately, these opiate treatment services can lead people to create better relationships and outcomes after treatment.

Our detox success rate is nearly 100%!

We have successfully treated thousands of patients from around the world.

Waismann Method® — World-Renowned Opioid Treatment Program and Rapid Detoxification Center

At Waismann Method®, we believe in personalized care for every patient, which is why our healthcare professionals strive to create an individualized treatment plan and a supportive environment. Our exceptional medical assistance, paired with the compassion and commitment of our team, forms an ideal atmosphere where true recovery can begin. If you’re looking for opioid treatment centers that prioritize successful outcomes, safety measures, and effectiveness — look no further! Contact us today to learn more about your options; together, let’s embark on this journey toward lasting change.

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