The very popular series, E! Investigates on the E! Channel plans to air a new show Jan. 13 featuring Waismann Method. Our successful opiate detoxification will be in the spotlight for the show about prescription painkiller addiction. The episode will chronicle the story of a patient in treatment for Fentanyl addiction. Clips will be available on our site once the show airs and more information, including the time the show will air, will be available on www.eonline.com.
Michael H. Lowenstein, M.D, Waismann Method’s medical director, said the company is honored to be involved in the project. “As an industry authority on opiate addiction, the Waismann Method is proud to be involved in helping thousands of people worldwide turn their lives around,” she said. Waismann Method is well known in the industry for providing a cutting-edge medical detox for opiates including fentanyl, OxyContin, Percocet, Vicodin, and Norco. Fentanyl is a very powerful narcotic medication that has a high potential for abuse, illegal diversion and addiction. As the number of cases of opiate addiction continues to skyrocket, the timing of this story has never been more relevant. Similar stories have been piling up in recent years as more and more people succumb to the devastating effects of prescription painkiller addiction.
So often, we hear about the celebrities who’ve struggled – or lost the struggle – with this insidious addiction. But people all over the world are finding themselves in this boat. Because of its potency and associated withdrawal, fentanyl addiction should be treated professionally. Fentanyl is branded as Duragesic, a skin patch that delivers the drug transdermally. It is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. It’s also marketed as Actiq, a solid form of fentanyl that comes in a lollipop and dissolves slowly in the mouth. It’s meant for opiate-tolerant patients and is used to treat breakthrough cancer pain.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency estimates that fentanyl has an analgesic potency “of about 80 times that of morphine,” according to its website. The most popular routes of abuse, according to the DEA, are intravenous injection, smoking, and snorting. Although the drug is widely available on the black market, most people who become addicted to fentanyl don’t intend to do so. Pain management can be difficult to balance because of the potential for addiction. Once a tolerance develops with regular use, patients with legitimate pain often begin to take more and more to achieve relief. Addiction can take hold quickly.
For more than a decade, Waismann Method has performed thousands of detoxifications, which have proven to be safe, effective, humane and discreet. We get patients back on their feet quickly with our procedure, rapid detox. The major points of difference between Waismann Method and other facilities is that we manage withdrawal to ensure safety and comfort, and we can accomplish a thorough detox in a matter of days.