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 state of the art hospital JCAHO accredited hospital and our exclusive 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 opiate detox program 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 our renowned medical detoxification methods. Our quadruple board certified medical director is able to assist patients through 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, May 2014

Rapid Detox Procedure

With the Waismann Method® of rapid opiate detox, 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 limited conscious memory of the withdrawal during the procedure.

After the procedure, patients remain in their private room of the ICU unit overnight for continuing and 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 inclusive additional care to ensure patients are recovering as well as they should be.

“I am 70 years old and completed the treatment. The care I received at Domus was excellent. I highly recommend this facility.”
-Suboxone Patient, November, 2013

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, November 2013

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 within an accredited hospital.
  • Private rooms – Patients should be evaluated and treated individually. When the attention of the physician is divided with multiple patients, quality and quantity of care is diminished.
  • Admission to the hospital at least a day prior – This process uses medications to achieve a goal. Pre-medicating properly, allows for a smooth and comfortable process. Understanding how each patient reacts to certain drugs and knowledge of organs condition, gives medical staff a proper idea of dosages and medications to be used.
  • Multiple medical detox options – Detoxification should be adjusted and modify to 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 unnecessary risks for the patient.
  • Medical Inpatient Post-Care – Patients should closely 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 serious injury, 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 and anxiety are possibilities after detoxification and 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, March 2014

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.
  • Our quadrupled board certified medical director relies on our full service hospital, for extensive monitoring and immediate access to additional specialists if needed. Testing & evaluation may include an EKG, blood laboratory tests, urine toxicology screening, physical exam, kidney and liver function, medical history, stress test, chest x-ray, and/or an echo cardiography. 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.

“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

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 of medical facility and medical resources available
  • Pre-procedure safety protocol and evaluation
  • Availability of multiple detoxification options, based on each patients needs.
  • Experience and credential of the performing physician
  • Medical specialist availability and experience
  • 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 is your priority, Waismann Method Medical Group should be your only choice. We offer almost two decades of outstanding reputation, based of 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.


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