Rapid Detox can bring you freedom from Opiate Dependence


Rapid Detox with the Waismann Method Medical Group, has been the #1 choice for opiate detoxification for almost two decades. Our patients are provided with a private room of a JCAHO accredited hospital combined by our private recovery center for optimum safety and thorough, individualized care. Waismann treatment is backed by almost 20 years of experience, dedication and unparalleled reputation for superior medical care. Together with our exceptional reputation and comprehensive patient care, we offer a complete detox program and rapid opiate detox, that is not only safe but incredibly effective.

Since the late 90s, Waismann Method’s doctors have successfully helped thousands of patients from all over the world, make a safe transition to an opiate-free life.  Using advanced medical protocols for opiate detoxification, our quadruple board-certified medical director can assist patients overcome opiate withdrawal with comfort, dignity, and success.

Because of our success and unmatched safety protocol, patients from all over the world fly into our exclusive location, based in Southern California*.

Please note: Due to our success, some treatment centers try to imply that they are affiliated with us. This is our only location; we are NOT affiliated, with nor have we trained, any other doctors or hospitals anywhere else.

“There is no question that this treatment is the best. Made me comfortable in every aspect. Stop debating and get well. This program changed my life. Worth every penny.”
-Suboxone Patient

Rapid Detox Procedure

at the Waismann Method® rapid detox center location, our multi-board certified anesthesiologist administers opiate antagonist(s) medication while the patient is sedated (not general anesthesia), so he or she can sleep through the detoxification while the withdrawal syndrome occurs. This process typically lasts 30-90 minutes, and the patient has a limited conscious memory of the withdrawal during the procedure.

After the procedure, patients remain in their private room of the ICU overnight for continued individualized medical care. Once discharged, patients are received at our exclusive recovery retreat for a few days, where our amenities and therapeutic services are designed to maximize comfort and success of the procedure.

We provide this additional inclusive care to ensure patients are recovering as well as they should be while minimizing the risk of medical complications or immediate relapse.

“I am 70 years old and completed the treatment. The care I received was excellent. I highly recommend this facility.”
-Suboxone Patient

Recovery Post Procedure

After detoxing, patients require close post-care monitoring for several days in a safe environment. Regulation of organ functions like heart rate, blood pressure, fluid absorption, body temperature, and brain chemistry can be smooth and natural for some patients. For others, the body may find it difficult to self-regulate.

Staying in a hotel room, or similar, without  appropriate care can be a risk. Once our patients are physically stable to be discharged from the hospital, they spend a few days at our Domus Retreat recovery center. Domus means “home”, and corresponds well with the level of comfort and care that you will receive here. This extended care also reduces the risk for immediate relapse and other complications that can arise after rapid drug detox.

“I’ve never ever thought that I can feel this good and functional without Methadone.  This was the best experience of my life.  Thank God for giving me this chance to start over as a new woman.  Love ya’ll.”
-Methadone Patient

Rapid Detox Safety Standards

A number of different protocols have been developed since 1988 when Austrian physician Norbert Loimer reported this technique of opiate detoxification under anesthesia. The goal of this new technique was to rapidly induce detoxification while minimizing the dread of opiate withdrawal syndrome.

Unfortunately in recent times, the term “rapid detox” has become a catch-all term and many detox centers are using the idea of the process without following the basic safety protocol. Some of these unregulated detox procedures have resulted in complications, emergency admissions and even deaths.

Safety Protocols:

  • Anesthesia detox should always be administered in an accredited hospital.
  • Private rooms – Patients should be evaluated and treated individually. In what other medical procedure would you allow to be treated with strangers in the same room? When the attention of the physician is divided with multiple patients, quality and quantity of care are diminished.
  • Admission to the hospital, at least, a day before undergoing rapid detox under anesthesia – This process uses medications to achieve a goal. Pre-medicating correctly, allows for a smooth and comfortable process. Understanding how each patient reacts to certain drugs and familiarity with patients physical condition and response, gives medical staff a more accurate idea of dosages and medications to be used.
  • Multiple medical detox options – Patients don’t have to adjust the physiological requirements to fit our treatment; our treatment should be adjusted and modified to fit each patient’s medical needs,
  • Sedation instead of general anesthesia – Protocols that place patients under general anesthesia for two to six hours are archaic and tend to pose additional risks for the patient.
  • Medical Inpatient Post-Care – Patients, should carefully be monitored by medical professionals at least overnight after detox. Patients who are sent home or to hotel rooms immediate after detox to recover are at much higher risk for complications, dehydration, pulmonary/cardiac events and even death because they don’t have qualified medical professionals to evaluate and treat potential medical emergencies.
  • Aftercare – Physical discomforts, sleeplessness, mood changes and anxiety are possibilities after detoxification which can cause emotional outburst and immediate relapse. However, when patients receive inpatient care for a few days, they have a much better chance to improve quickly and become successful in their recovery.

“If you have any issues with opiates at all go to the Waismann Method and Domus Retreat. The knowledge compassion and respect you will receive will exceed your expectations in every way. And you will be given the opportunity to get your life back to normal.”
- Demerol and Suboxone Patient

What Sets Us Apart

  • Pre-medication Evaluation:  It is imperative that patients are properly evaluated before the procedure, so pre-medication can be properly administered to stabilize body functions and help our doctors achieve a smooth and safe detoxification procedure.
  • Patients are admitted to their private rooms in our JCAHO accredited hospital the day before their treatment. Other medical conditions, such as heart problems, high blood pressure, being overweight or a smoker, the use of multiple illicit or prescription drugs can increase the associated risk of detoxification. Thorough examination and testing before the procedure gives our doctors important insight into the patient’s total health allowing adjustment to the treatment protocol as needed to reduce the patient’s risk for complications.
  • Pre-admission also provides our professional medical staff an opportunity to identify any underlying psychological or physiological conditions that could affect treatment outcome, as opioid use often masks unforeseen conditions
  • Our quadrupled board certified medical with almost two decades experience with rapid opiate detox and pain management:  Dr. Lowenstein is board certified in anesthesiology, addiction medicine and pain management, what provides him with the optimum knowledge and expertise critical to opiate dependent patients . Here are just some of his certifications: Diplomat of the American Board of Pain Medicine, American Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Anesthesiology, American Board of Addiction Medicine, American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative.
  • Full service accredited hospital:  A full service accredited hospital gives patients superior monitoring,  immediate access to additional medical resources and a diverse number of specialists for extra evaluation and treatment if needed.
  • Private Recovery Center: Our commitment and thorough assistance to the patient is what gives our treatment center the reputation of the best rapid detox center in existence. We understand that when we induce and speed a withdrawal syndrome, we achieve detoxification but the metabolism still needs to regulate. The body needs to adapt and find its base line, what usually takes a few days. This process can be difficult for some individuals, but with experienced professional assistance, difficulties tend to get better smoother and faster.

“If you’re looking for a place to go to stop opiates, there is only one place in this world and it is the Waismann Method.”
-Oxycodone Patient

Factors to Consider When Choosing a Rapid Detox Center

Those who are considering rapid drug detox should be aware that the level of safety measures in can vary significantly from provider to provider.

The success of the rapid detox procedure and the safety of the patients’ well-being are strongly tied to the variables below:

  • Type and accreditation of the medical facility.
  • Medical resources immediately available if needed.
  • Pre-procedure safety protocol and evaluation.
  • Availability of multiple detoxification options, based on each patient needs.
  • Experience and credentials of the performing physician.
  • Use of sedation vs. general anesthesia
  • Length of procedure and allowed time for adequate inpatient care
  • Inclusive post-detox recovery care


If safety and effectiveness of the accelerated rapid detox process are your priorities, Waismann Method Medical Group should be your only choice. We offer almost two decades of outstanding reputation, based on superior care and unparalleled safety protocols.

                   Call today 310-205-0808 for a confidential assessment and explanation of options. We are here for you seven days a week. Ask about quick admission.


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