20th anniversary announcement badge for Waismann Method celebrating 20 years of providing rapid detox and medical detox for opioid use disorder and alcohol dependence


The Waismann Method® team is celebrating two successful decades of helping thousands of patients achieve freedom from opioid and alcohol dependence. 

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., January 28, 2019 /PRNewswire-PR Web/ — Waismann Method® Advanced Treatment for Opiate Dependence is proud to announce its 20th year of providing unparalleled success in opioid detoxification treatment. Located in Southern California, Waismann Method® offers anesthesia-assisted detox and medically assisted (non-anesthesia) detox to patients struggling with opioid use disorder and alcohol dependence.

World-renowned as one of the pioneers of rapid detox treatment for opioid dependence, Waismann Method® has continued to develop better, safer and additional medical protocols to assist patients in overcoming the withdrawal of a number of abused substances, including very high dosages of methadone, Suboxone, oxycodone and all opioids.

“Waismann Method® is for those seeking a higher level of care and for those for whom the revolving doors of rehabs and replacement opioids makes no sense,” said founder Clare Waismann, certified addiction treatment counselor. “But more importantly, we are proud to provide the best option for those who want to safely, quickly and effectively put opioid dependence behind them. A successful and complete detox gives patients an opportunity to work on improving their emotional and physical health without the harmful effects of dependence and abuse.”

Providing care in a private room at a JCAHO-accredited hospital, the team tailors each treatment to the unique physical and emotional needs of each patient. To complement the comprehensive detox treatment, Waismann Method® created Domus Retreat. Domus is a private recovery center designed to provide the emotional and physical support necessary to help each individual safely gain the strength and stability needed to successfully navigate this transitional phase. This additional recovery period also provides the patient with the support needed to achieve a sense of clarity and identify the appropriate next steps on their path to sustain a healthier life free from opioid or alcohol dependence.

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Waismann Method® Advocates for Increased Focus on the Patient, Not the Addiction

As it looks forward to another 20 years, Waismann Method® continues in its mission to provide effective medical detox solutions to end drug dependence. It also continues to educate the public about medical detox treatment options and to advocate for increased awareness of the issues that often lead patients to substance abuse. When dependence is adequately reversed, addiction is often prevented.

“Until people understand that addiction is a consequence, and not the cause, progress is limited. Dependence is a medical condition that needs to be treated by doctors. More importantly, until we really start focusing on the issue of poor mental health care, people will keep dying,” said Waismann. “Drug rehabs often focus on the addiction exclusively, and consequently, people continue to feel unheard, unseen and depressed, which leads to more drug use. It’s a disastrous cycle that we’re committed to helping end with real solutions and care.”

About the Waismann Method® Experts

Clare Waismann, certified addiction treatment counselor, is the founder of Waismann Method® Advanced Treatment of Opiate Dependence and Domus Retreat. As an addiction treatment specialist with over 20 years’ experience, Waismann has served as an advocate for addiction and mental illness education to help eliminate the stigma associated with seeking treatment for addiction. Waismann, her team, and Waismann Method® have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Fox News, Los Angeles Business Journal, Markets Insider, and many other media outlets around the world.

Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, M.D., serves as the medical director for the Waismann Method®. He is quadruple board certified in anesthesiology; addiction medicine; pain management; and anti-aging, restorative, and regenerative medicine. Dr. Lowenstein is recognized by the international community as a leader in opiate detox and has provided cutting-edge treatment of opiate dependence for over two decades. Dr. Lowenstein continues to enhance detoxification protocols to offer medical treatment for additional substances in a safer and more effective manner. Our commitment to the well-being of our patients is as strong now as it was 20 years ago when it all started.