Rapid opiate detoxification with WAISMANN METHOD® treatment in its “only” location worldwide provides proven success and safety for patients, and has been the leading rapid drug detox program in the U.S. for 14 years. In the last several years, other “rapid detox” centers have popped up around the country, offering miracle cures without the proper safety protocols, follow-up care, facilities, and adequate professionals to perform the procedure. For many, the goal is to keep costs low and shuffle in as many patients as possible in a short amount of time. When it comes to detoxifying from opiates, WAISMANN TREATMENT of rapid detox stands out for many reasons. First, all of our patients spend 2 – 5 days in the hospital to ensure a safe, effective and thorough detox. Other examples of the difference with WAISMANN METHOD® rapid detox include:
- The Original.
Our doctors have been one of the pioneers of rapid detox in this country. Their experienced and success with detoxification under sedation is unmatched. The well-being and safety of the patient is our top priority and we do not compromise that value to cut corners or expenses. We adhere to stringent safety protocols. Please visit our page on rapid detox safety to learn more.
- The Safety.
The opiate detox treatment is performed in the ICU of a full service accredited hospital under the strict supervision of one of our medical directors. This fact alone makes the W Method™ stand apart from the competition, most of whom perform rapid detox in an out-patient facility. Learn about rapid opiate detox risks and possible complications and why it is critical to have the procedure performed in-patient in a hospital. The availability of a range of medical specialists including cardiologists, neurologists and gastroenterologists helps us to best serve our patients who have varied medical histories. Others: Perform procedures in clinics, surgical centers or even offices, and can therefore compromise the safety of patients. Being in a full-service hospital provides the services required for a thorough assessment of the patient, enables appropriate monitoring and allows for immediate access to services and specialists when necessary.
- The Experience.
Experience and professionalism set the Waismann Method of Rapid Opiate Detox apart from competitors. Our doctors are board-certified anesthesiologists and addiction medicine specialists, and have over a decade of experience performing detoxification under sedation. During this time, our doctors have performed the treatment thousands of times, and have continually improved upon the Method, making it safer and more comfortable. Because of their experience, our physicians are able to tailor the treatment based upon each individual’s specific medical and personal needs to make it as safe and well-tolerated as possible. Others: Hire temporary anesthesiologists, sometimes with no experience or less than a year of experience, with detoxification under sedation.
- The Custom Assessment
Patients are admitted to our full-service hospital at least one day prior to undergoing the W Method™ rapid detox procedure. This way our experienced team of professionals have the needed time to perform a thorough assessment and examine each patient’s underlying health and medical needs, and ensure that each patient is stable for treatment. Each patient’s medical and drug use histories can be evaluated, and the most appropriate treatment can be selected for them. Patients can be medically prepped for the WAISMANN rapid detox procedure to minimize the effects of withdrawal. Others: In order to save money, some will have lab tests performed outpatient and admit patients only on the day of treatment. This could jeopardize safety and the result of the procedure by not knowing what the patient ingested in the previous 24 hours (from food to different drugs that can interact with the drugs given during treatment). Not knowing the reaction patients will have with different medications can affect the entire procedure.
- The Time
Waismann Method® treatment allows most patients to return to a productive life in a matter of days and eliminates the need to spend months in hospitals or rehab programs. And as a result of our specialized pre-treatment, the time under sedation required to complete the detox process is significantly reduced, usually to an hour and a half or less, keeping the risk of any sedation-related complications to a minimum. Others: Are still using old treatments where patients are under sedation or anesthesia for 4 to 8 hours. WAISMANN METHOD® medical directors have improved upon this treatment, making it safer and more efficient. Longer rapid detox procedures have become both unnecessary and archaic, with more chances of risks and complications.
- The Complete Detox
When we describe opiate detoxification, we mean complete detoxification. We don’t use opiates to treat an opiate addiction. This substitution of other opiates in place of the drug of addiction is essentially what many other “drug treatments” opiate detox programs do. The goal of WAISMANN METHOD ® RAPID DETOX is to safely and comfortably eliminate all opiates and cleanse all brain and body receptors of opiates to allow for an opiate-free life. Others: A number of drug treatment programs use substitution drugs such as Suboxone, replacing one opiate for another instead of detoxifying. This means that eventually, patients will need to suffer through a painful withdrawal or go through a true detox in order to become opiate-free.
- The Success
Waismann Method ® treatment has the highest success rate in the field of opiate dependency in the last decade. After one year, 66 to 72% of our patients reports not using opiates.
- The Medical Care
Some opiate detox patients experience gastrointestinal distress due to the damage caused by lack of hydration and high acidity levels caused by long-term opiate intake. Other can have Blood pressure fluctuation and or additional Symptoms can be addressed and medically managed easily if the patient is properly supervised. All of our patients remain in the hospital for a minimum of 24 hours after the WAISMANN treatment procedure to receive care for any symptoms of transition that may occur following detox. Others: Send patients to hotel rooms and expect family members or hired nurses to assess, diagnose, and/or treat the physical transition after opiate detox. In a hotel room, these symptoms can persist and rapidly become extremely dangerous to the patient, even sometimes fatal. Patients are at a much higher risk of dehydration, cardiac/pulmonary events and even death when sent to a hotel right after rapid detox. Physiological and mental changes that can occur after a rapid opiate detox need to be supervised and addressed by trained medical professionals in order to assist on basic organ function regulation and prevent medical complications.
- The Immediate Aftercare
Patients on opiates have been masking physical or mental pain, if not both. Once opiates are removed from the system, it’s important to help patients during their transition and pinpoint any potential underlying issues that may have caused the dependency in the first place. Their brain function has been compromised and it’s very important to allow them time to adjust until the system stabilizes and they can start making appropriate decisions. Waismann Method offers a COMPLETE RECOVERY PROGRAM for a few days with the option to continue for 1-4 weeks in our transition treatment center, Domus Retreat. At Domus, patients are monitored by our staff, and receive individually prepared meals, biofeedback therapy, massage therapy, individual counseling, and can recover in a comfortable and caring environment. Others: Have no aftercare available or simply send patients to a traditional drug rehab where others follow their recovery with sometimes very little knowledge of the chemical imbalances created by opiate dependency.*
- The Dignity
WAISMANN METHOD ® RAPID DETOX treatment provides the safest, most humane treatment for opiate detox and allows patients to carry on with lives, with their dignity intact. We never make our patients feel guilty or shameful about their condition. We know our patients didn’t intend to become addicted. In most cases, it happens after being prescribed potentially-addicting narcotic drugs and developing a tolerance to them or simply trying to numb emotional pain. We empathize with our patients and assure them they are not alone.