Rapid Detox by Waismann Method®

Rapid Detox and How it Works
Difference between Programs
Is Rapid Opiate Detox Safe? Risks and Benefits
What Are the Risks and Benefits?
How to Find the Best Rapid Detoxification Center?
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

Ultra-rapid detoxification (UROD) or rapid anesthesia detox, is a type of medical treatment for opioid withdrawal. This treatment occurs when a physician induces detoxification from opioids while the patient is sleeping under sedation. Therefore, the detoxification process occurs in an intensive care unit, and the patient usually requires 2 to 3 days of hospitalization for a full treatment protocol.

Above all, rapid detoxification allows patients to attain complete freedom from opiates. Additionally, the procedure eliminates physical dependency and dramatically reduces the craving for opioids. Meanwhile, the patient experiences limited amounts of withdrawal symptoms.

It is imperative to understand that this treatment process is an extremely effective way to get through the withdrawal syndrome and eliminate physical dependence. Still, it does not treat mental health disorders or addiction treatment. However, to achieve complete sobriety or effectively work on your emotional health, you first need a successful detox treatment program. Receiving medical assistance in a hospital setting is always the best option because it provides the highest safety and comfort level.

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Difference Between Programs

Both terms describe medical detoxification from opioids while under sedation. Throughout the years, various treatment programs name the process differently, trying to claim uniqueness. However, it is up to you as the patient to do your due diligence in determining precisely what treatment you are receiving.

For example, other standard terms include:

  • Rapid Drug Detox
  • UROD
  • Medically Assisted Detox
  • Naltrexone Detox
  • Anesthesia-Assisted Detox or Rapid Anesthesia Detox
  • Accelerated Opioid detox
  • Waismann Method®

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WAISMANN METHOD® has provided patients with nearly 100% opiate detox success rate

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Ready to Be Opioid-Free?

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.

By next week, opioid use could be a part of your past! Speak confidentially with someone who understands your concerns. 


Rapid Detox Methods Risks and Benefits

Rapid opioid detoxification safety and effectiveness rely mostly on treating physicians’ capability, responsible practices, and experience. Furthermore, this procedure’s comfort and results heavily depend on the accreditation and medical resources available at the treatment facility. For this and other safety reasons, Waismann Method® provides treatment in a full-service accredited hospital, under the direct care of a quadruple board-certified physician with over 21 years’ experience in rapid opiate detoxification under anesthesia.

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Numerous studies have tested the safety and efficacy of rapid opiate detox. Generally, studies show positive results, but only when practitioners follow proper and safety procedures can adverse events be avoided.

Unfortunately, some treatment centers are not as responsible or equipped as they should be. Choosing a center that operates in an accredited hospital and staff the program with experienced board-certified medical professionals can significantly improve patients’ well-being and chances of success.

Detox programs 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 board-certified M.D. manages the detoxification procedure.
  • Symptoms of withdrawal are significantly reduced, and the duration is considerably shortened.
  • Conclusion: there is almost zero likelihood of abandoning treatment during detox, resulting in a nearly 100% opioid detoxification success rate.
  • Patients can start naltrexone or Vivitrol therapy (opioid antagonists and blocker) immediately after detoxification.
  • By significantly decreasing physical cravings, patients have a much better chance of achieving and remaining in full recovery.

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Waismann Method® rapid detox patients receive care in a private room of a JCAHO-accredited hospital

Waismann Treatment™ provides rapid opioid detoxification in a private room of a full-service accredited hospital.

How to Find the Best Rapid Detox Center?

The best way to assess the quality of care a treatment center provides is by asking the right questions. Also, you need to understand, there are significant differences between facilities, protocols, and, most importantly, treating physicians’ experience and ability to handle the unexpected. Furthermore, when you are researching choosing the best rapid detox, try verifying ratings and reviews.

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Questions to Ask Before Committing to a Medical Detox

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 transitional period where your whole system is trying to regulate. After that, every vital function, including blood pressure, heart rate, and fluid absorption, is trying to adjust.

Having an inability to produce endorphins can cause additional discomfort. Furthermore, after detox, people are hypersensitive to any discomfort. Be aware of treatment centers that have pre-set; standardized inpatient stays for all patients. Most importantly, the medical care you receive should only be based on your health needs and not on a general idea.

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 they evaluate their physical stability and readiness for discharge. 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 ultra-rapid 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 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 needed to handle a patient following detoxification. 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

rapid detox expert Dr. Michael Lowenstein, MD, has treated thousands of opioid patients

Waismann Method® Medical Director, Dr. Michael Lowenstein, MD, is quadruple board-certified and a leader in the field of rapid anesthesia detox. Dr. Lowenstein has personally treated thousands of patients.

  • Full-service accredited hospital with vast medical specialists and resources immediately available to you.
  • Quadruple Board-Certified Medical Director, with 21 years 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

Waisman 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. 

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Detox in a Private Room of a Full-Service JCAHO Accredited Hospital, While Under the Care of a Quadruple Board-Certified M.D.

  Thousands of Patients Successfully Treated with the Utmost Care, Comfort, and Privacy.
Reputation Based on More than 21 Years of Exceptional Care.
Call Us Today at 1-800-423-2482 for Information on All Available Treatment Options.


  • We understand that making this first call can feel overwhelming and even scary. We appreciate your effort and understand your struggle. Our team is willing and ready to hear your history and discuss available options.

    Your questions are confidential, and our responses compassionate and knowledgeable.

    Call now and speak confidentially with a recovery expert.

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