Best Rapid Detox



Rapid DetoxFinding the Best Rapid Detox

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 anesthesia assisted rapid detox or our multiple options of medical detoxification methods, our quadruple board certified medical director is able to assist a patient’s through the withdrawal phase with comfort, dignity and success.

Because of our success and unmatched safety protocol, patients from all over the world fly in to our exclusive location, based in Southern California. (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 Safety Standards

A number of different protocols of “rapid detox” or “ultra rapid opiate detox” had 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, “rapid detox” has become a catch-all term encompassing a  growing number of Rapid 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 to Anesthesia Assisted Rapid Detox – 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 patients 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.
  • Rapid Detox 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.

There have been several studies that show the safety and efficacy of the rapid opiate anesthesia assisted detoxification technique, when performed by an experience physician, within a full service hospital and allowing the adequate amount of inpatient care to be provided pre and post rapid accelerated detoxification.


“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


Other reasons that sets Waismann Detox apart from other Rapid Detox Centers :

  • Patients are admitted to their private rooms in our JCAHO accredited hospital, the day before anesthesia assisted rapid detox, for an extensive medical testing and evaluation. It is imperative that patients are properly evaluated before the procedure, so pre-medication can be properly administered to stabilize body functions. The proper pre-medication and evaluation helps our doctors achieve a smooth and safe detoxification procedure.

Thorough examination and testing before the rapid detox procedure gives our doctors important insight into the patient’s total health. This allows them to adjust the rapid detox treatment protocol as needed to reduce the patient’s risk for complications. Safe and effective rapid detox relies on a precise combination of medications. 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. Providing proper evaluation reduces the risk for unnecessary medical complications and improves the expected outcome.


  • 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


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 procedure.

After the rapid opiate detox 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. This is part of our rigorous safety protocol, and is one of the numerous reasons that sets us apart from all other overnight rapid detox centers.


Recovery Post Rapid Drug Detox

After rapid drug detox under sedation, 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.

Therefore, staying in a hotel room after rapid detox without the appropriate care, could be an unnecessary risk that should not be taken. 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 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



“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 Factors to Consider When Choosing the Best Center

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

Differences in rapid opiate detox treatment protocols between providers include:

  • 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

The success of the rapid detox procedure and the safety of the patients’ well-being are strongly tied to all of  the variables above.


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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