Reviewed by Clare Waismann, RAS / SUDCC
Rapid Detox and How it Works
Difference between Treatment Programs
Is Rapid Opiate Detox Safe? Risks and Benefits
What Are the Risks and Benefits?
The Best Rapid Detoxification Near Me
What Are Questions to Ask a Treatment Center?
Why is the Waismann Method® Considered the Best Opioid Detox Worldwide?
Rapid Detox and How it Works
If being entirely off opioids is the goal, controlled studies and reviews confirm that rapid detox, using antagonist medications to precipitate an opiate withdrawal, is the most practical and cost-effective method. Waismann Method® Rapid Detox Center has been the most successful sedation detox program in the nation. In the last two decades, thousands of patients from all over the world have flown to California to undergo the WAISMANN TREATMENT™. The results are unparalleled to any other form of opioid detoxification available.
Rapid detox, sedation-assisted rapid detox, or any opioid detoxification using a combination of sedatives and antagonist medications are medical procedures, which occur while the patient is receiving close monitoring in a hospital over a 2-to-3-day period. The great benefit of using this type of medical detoxification is that it allows patients to attain complete freedom from opiates much more comfortably and successfully. Additionally, rapid detox eliminates physical dependency and significantly reduces withdrawal symptoms in just a few days. Meanwhile, Naltrexone and Vivitrol (the non-addictive medication given post-detox) also lessen the craving for opioids, which minimizes the risks of relapse.
It is imperative to understand that this type of opioid detoxification is a highly effective way to get through the withdrawal syndrome and eliminate physical dependence. Still, it does not treat mental health disorders or underlying addictive behaviors.
Regardless of the issue that initially led you into opioid dependence, you first need a successful detox treatment program to achieve complete sobriety or effectively work on your emotional health. Receiving medical assistance in a hospital setting is always the best option because it provides the highest safety and comfort level.
Difference Between Program Results
Throughout the years, various treatment programs name sedation-assisted detox differently, trying to claim uniqueness. Some claim to detox you from every substance, while others claim a miraculous neuro-regulation in a day, one that brings you to a pre-addiction state. As if your central nervous system had a reset button or as if you were just this gullible person with no common sense.
During the early phase of drug use, neurotransmission normalizes while the substance leaves the brain, and intoxication wears off. However, continuous drug use leads to changes in neuronal structure and function. The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) shows that these changes cause long-lasting or permanent neurotransmission abnormalities.
Opioids have several adverse effects on the central nervous system, including toxic effects on neurons. Additionally, opiate drugs also affect the brainstem, which controls basic survival behaviors. Although most people seem to get back full CNS function in time, how fast and the extent to which a full neuro-regulation is achieved will depend on many factors and is unique to each patient. Making false and miraculous promises to patients is dishonest, unfair, and borderline cruel.
Although sometimes you want to believe in miracles, it is not the right time when your health is on the line. As the patient, it is up to you to do comprehensive research to determine precisely what kind of treatment you are receiving and what expectations you should have.
Waismann Method® Rapid Opioid Detoxification is for those who aren’t willing to compromise their level of care, well-being, and treatment success.
If you are ready to be opioid-free, call us now.
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Rapid Detox Methods Risks and Benefits
Rapid opioid detoxification safety and effectiveness depend on the treating physician’s qualifications and experience and the setting in which the procedure is performed. To ensure you receive treatment from the most qualified doctor, you must first verify his license, credentials, and board certifications. Furthermore, your safety and comfort heavily depend on the medical resources available and the treatment facility’s accreditations.
Due to all the reasons above, Waismann Method® provides treatment in a full-service JACHO accredited hospital, under the direct care of a quadruple board-certified physician with over 22 years of experience in rapid opiate detoxification under sedation.
Numerous studies have evaluated the safety and efficacy of rapid detox. Generally, studies show positive results, but only when practitioners follow proper protocols and safety procedures to avoid adverse effects.
Unfortunately, some treatment centers are not as responsible or equipped as they should be. Choosing a program that operates in a full-service accredited hospital with well-trained staff and experienced board-certified medical professionals can significantly improve patients’ well-being and success.
Remember, detox centers offer different levels of medical care. Therefore, evaluating reputation, competency, and success record are critical to finding the best treatment facility or, at least, the safest one.
- People are more likely to seek opioid treatment when there’s no fear of suffering through severe withdrawal symptoms.
- A Quadruple Board-Certified M.D., with the utmost experience in the nation providing rapid detox, manages the detoxification procedure.
- Symptoms of withdrawal are significantly reduced, and the duration is considerably shortened, resulting in almost zero likelihood of abandoning treatment and a nearly 100% opioid detoxification success rate.
- Patients can initiate naltrexone or Vivitrol therapy (opioid antagonists and blockers) immediately. By significantly decreasing physical cravings with naltrexone, patients have a much better chance of achieving and remaining in full recovery.
- People become emotionally present and can have a more accurate emotional assessment and adherence to whatever recovery care is indicated for their individual needs.
Searching the Best Rapid Detox Near Me
Searching for the best rapid detox center near me is not always the best idea. Although a close location might make things easier, convenience should not be your priority when your health and well-being are on the line. The best way to assess the quality of care you will receive in a treatment center is by asking the right questions. You will also need to understand significant differences between facilities, protocols, and, most importantly, the treating physicians’ experience and ability to handle the unexpected. When researching the best rapid detox center, do your due diligence and seek verifiable sources to ensure the level of care you will receive.
Questions to Ask Before Deciding on a Rapid Detox Center
What are the treating doctors’ credentials, license, and length of experience providing anesthesia detox?
Exercise caution in believing self-promoting and exaggerated information found on websites. You will be surprised at how misleading the data can be. Sometimes, doctors claiming unrealistic success might not be licensed to treat patients or have real credentials from known medical institutions. Sadly enough, unverifiable, misleading claims can lead to unexpected negative results.
How long is the total inpatient stay?
Some centers cut the length of inpatient care to insufficient levels because they want to reduce costs. However, this practice can cause unnecessary discomfort and severe health risks. As “rapid” as this detoxification might seem, there is a transition period during which the many-body systems affected by opioid use are trying to re-regulate to a new normal. This affects almost every vital function, including blood pressure, heart rate, bowel function, fluid and electrolytes, and sleep, to name a few.
Having an inability to produce endorphins can cause additional discomfort. After detox, people are hypersensitive to any pain. Be aware of treatment centers that have pre-set; standardized inpatient stays for all patients. Most importantly, the medical care you receive should be customized to your specific needs rather than fitting into a one-size-fits-all protocol.
Can I stay longer in the hospital if medically necessary?
Although rapid drug detox is a fast procedure, patients should remain in the hospital until a medical evaluation shows their physical stability and discharge readiness. Hospital stays are usually 2 to 4 days but can vary by patient. More importantly, options to change the discharge date should always be available.
Are there different medically-assisted protocols?
Although you might be only interested in receiving anesthesia detoxification, not every patient is a candidate, and other comfortable options of accelerated detox should be available to you. If there is only one treatment option, the treating doctor will likely go that route, even if that is not in the patient’s best interest. People are different, and so are their health needs. For that reason, there should never be a one size fits all medical detox.
How much experience has the “treating doctor” had in sedation-assisted opioid detoxification? How many patients has he or she personally treated? Is he or she a “board-certified” anesthesiologist?
These are probably your most pressing questions because this determines your level of safety. If the treating physician does not have extensive experience in this procedure, if they are not board-certified or are not an anesthesiologist, run the other way!
Will I receive a private room, or will I be treated side by side with strangers?
Sadly enough, some centers admit patients one day a week for financial reasons, so all patients receive treatment together to cut costs. These clinics’ issue is that treating several patients simultaneously does not allow doctors to provide the individual attention necessary to ensure safety. Often, when physicians divide their attention between multiple patients, adverse medical events go unnoticed.
Will I be discharged to a hotel room without appropriate inpatient recovery care?
Although loved ones have the best intentions, they often lack the medical expertise necessary to handle post-detoxification patients. Furthermore, detox patients are anxious, fearful, and extremely sensitive to any emotional or physical distress. Having around-the-clock professional inpatient support is essential to ensure a successful recovery and, most importantly, prevent immediate relapse.
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Waismann Method® – Best Opioid Detox Center Worldwide
- Full-service accredited hospital with vast medical specialists and resources immediately available to you.
- Quadruple Board-Certified Medical Director, with over 22 years of rapid detox experience.
- Private room for individual care, privacy, and comfort
- Inpatient comprehensive medical evaluation
- Individualized care and undivided attention of the treating physician
- Moderate IV sedation instead of general anesthesia
- Multiple sedation-assisted protocol options to meet each patient’s unique health needs.
- Discharge based on the doctors’ evaluation of the patient’s physical readiness and stability — no pre-established time or limits for hospital discharge
- Comprehensive private recovery care for a few days with multiple services ensures safety, comfort, and success. During your stay at Domus Retreat, you will be receiving various therapeutic services to make the recovery phase much more pleasant.
- Psychotherapist assistance
Rapid Detox Near Me
Waismann Method® healthcare professionals share the philosophy that every patient is unique and requires treatment tailored to their needs. For this reason, we provide you with a private, caring, and supportive environment in one single and exclusive location worldwide – Southern California. Our exceptional medical care is reinforced by the emotional support you receive from our team of healthcare professionals. Overall, we hope that our compassion and commitment to you will inspire a positive lasting change in your life.
All aspects of my detox was 1st class. If you want to get clean, your head clear, and your life back, come here. All people involved in my care were…
Restoring my full interest Thank you for saving my life + restoring my full interest in a long, energetic life, an opiate free life! Bless you all!! – J.W., Methadone + Klonopin
Waismann Method, Just a note to thank you all for the wounderful work you do. My son is now almost 4 years clean from heroin, after going through your program.…
Most Comfortable and Caring Way “There is no magic bullet to opiate withdrawal. But this is clearly the quickest, most comfortable and caring way to begin the return to normal.”
Thank you for giving me my life back. Instead of sitting at home being an idiot, I can actually go out and accomplish things again. I couldn’t have done this…
100 Percocet A Day Habit Despite earlier attempts to detox off opiates, the experience at Waismann was the easiest, safest, healthiest way I could have gotten off my 100 Percocet…
A completely loving, caring, staff awaits. People if you are in the gates of hell and want to come out. This is the only way to do it. A completely…
A place unlike any other Staff was so caring. Entire spiritual environment. A place unlike any other. I was in a near fatal car accident and ended up dependent on…
Alprazolam Testimonial February 2009 I would as a professional personally highly recommend this treatment. It saved my life and gave me back my self respect, self esteem and a reason…
Domus is amazing. The caregivers make the stay comfortable and make you feel that way and are always checking to make sure you’re okay.
How do you feel about the Waismann Method, Domus Retreat and the choice you made? It’s the Best Place to get clean and off of opiates. I still can’t believe…
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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…
“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, March 2014, California
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Reviewed by Clare Waismann, Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS), Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC), founder of Waismann Method® Advanced Treatment for Opiate Dependence.
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