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Rapid Opiate Detox

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Waismann Method rapid opiate detox

Rapid Opiate Detox is a medical procedure pioneered in the late 1980s. It helps people detoxify from opioid-based drugs while under sedation in a hospital. Rapid Opiate Detoxification was developed because the alternative options for opioid treatment were painful, therefore, unsuccessful.
For years, many have viewed opiate dependency and addiction as psychological disorders or personality defects. Addiction treatment often entails grueling detoxification, which causes debilitating and often dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Intense physical and psychological cravings usually follow physical suffering, which could last months. All this pain equates to opiate addiction and withdrawal treatment. After several unsuccessful attempts to overcome drug dependency, the prospect of experiencing withdrawal symptoms and the inability to remain opiate-free over time causes many patients to give up hope. Patients often choose to continue using drugs rather than face additional suffering and failure, consequently destroying their self-esteem (one of the worst side effects of long-term drug dependency).
But now, there is a more effective and humane option, Rapid Opiate Detox.

How Does Rapid Opiate Detox Work?

Rapid opiate detox is a safe and effective medical procedure for those seeking freedom from opioid drugs. It helps many people that, for one reason or another, became dependent on opiate drugs such as Hydrocodone (Vicodin), Oxycodone (OxyContin), Suboxone ( Buprenorphine), heroin, and even the dreadful Methadone. The process uses FDA-approved medications while the patients comfortably sleep under sedation. One of the great benefits is that the physician initiates Naltrexone Therapy immediately post-procedure, dramatically minimizing cravings and relapse possibilities.
This highly successful method of opioid detoxification gathers three integral parts of the recovery process.

  1. We utilize the medically assisted rapid opiate detox, which significantly diminishes the discomfort and length of withdrawal.
  2. Immediate initiation of a Naltrexone or Vivitrol therapy, to minimize cravings and the possibility of immediate relapse.
  3. The ability to be emotionally present to participate in counseling or other emotional help best applies to the specific individual.

 This combination of these three factors has shown to be highly successful in treating those with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Withdrawal from Opiates Under Sedation

While under the care of a quadruple board-certified anesthesiologist and his team, the patient will undergo rapid opiate detoxification in an ICU of a full-service accredited hospital. He administers a combination of medications to reduce the time needed to overcome an opioid withdrawal significantly. A process that would typically take 5-6 days of suffering occurs in 1 to 2 hours while the patient is under anesthesia.
Patients spend 2 to 3 days in the hospital, where they are treated and monitored by a medical team. Once physically stable, they are released to a specialized recovery center for a few more days. Health professionals provide assistance and support at the recovery center, so individuals can regain the necessary strength to return home safely.

Is Naltrexone an Addictive Drug?

Absolutely not. There is no risk of Naltrexone addiction. On the contrary, Naltrexone is a medication that blocks the effects of opiates, including heroin, Methadone, or any other prescription opioids. It works by attaching itself to specific areas in the body called receptor sites. For opioids to produce an effect, they must first attach to these receptor sites. However, because the Naltrexone has already blocked them, opioids are prevented from connecting. Naltrexone is a non-addictive, safe, and highly effective treatment to fight cravings. It has very few side effects and is approved by the FDA.

What is the Safest Rapid Opiate Detox Location?

Waismann Method of rapid opiate detox utilizes the most advanced medical techniques available. Furthermore, the group has been the forerunner in accelerated medical opioid treatment and rapid opiate detox for nearly 22 years. Our medical director and staff strive to ensure the highest level of medical care and professional standards. We treat patients in a humane, dignified, and confidential manner.
Waismann Treatment™ team utilizes cutting-edge research in the field of neuroscience and opioid dependence. Our quadruple board-certified medical director oversees the Rapid Opiate Detox treatment at a full-service accredited hospital. The patient achieves a reversal of his or her physical opiate dependence without the unnecessary suffering, fear, or loss of dignity. After a few days at the hospital, patients are usually discharged to our private recovery center. At the recovery center, they receive individualized around-the-clock professional assistance.
Waismann Method is named in honor of its founder Clare Waismann SUDCC/ RAS. Since 1998, the program has been operating exclusively in Southern California.  Two decades later, the Waismann Treatment™ maintains a worldwide reputation for achieving superior results with unparalleled safety protocols. The unprecedented success rates of rapid opiate detox offer patients the best option in achieving an opiate-free life.
“By concentrating all our efforts in one single location (So. California), our health care team has been able to provide comprehensive and effective care to thousands of patients from all over the world. Your safety, success, and comfort are our priorities.” C. Waismann


Our Accelerated Rapid Opiate Detox is quicker, safer, and much more comfortable for the patient.
Here are just a few of the reasons:

  • Pre-admission to a private room of a full-service accredited hospital. This time allows for a comprehensive assessment. It also provides the patient with the necessary physical stabilization before rapid opiate detox.
  • Perform Detox in an ICU.
    ICU caters to patients who require constant and close monitoring. It also provides patients with support from a highly trained medical staff. Additional equipment and medications are also available to ensure healthy bodily functions.
  • Quadruple Board-Certified Medical Director.
    Our Medical director has performed thousands of successful rapid opiate detoxification procedures in the last two decades. He is also board certified in anesthesiology, pain management, and addiction.
  • Private Recovery Center
    Having a specialized center to recover for a few days dramatically minimizes the risks of immediate relapse. It also gives our therapist a chance to assist and assess the emotional components that could have influenced addiction behavior.

Patients that have been through drug rehabs or other rapid detox treatments report that our center is significantly superior in the quality and safety of care. Rapid Opiate detox avoids a lengthy disruption to the patient’s professional, personal, and social responsibilities. It diminishes symptoms associated with traditional opiate detox, allowing the patient to maintain or recreate a productive life dealing with the real issues instead of the ones imposed by society.

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