We extend our most profound gratitude to our patients for their inspirational letters of appreciation. We want to share some of our rapid detox reviews and testimonials, as well as Waismann Method® reviews, from among thousands of successful patients. Explore them below to discover why our patients agree that Waismann Method® is the leading treatment for those struggling with opioid use disorder, alcohol, and prescription drug addiction.

 The names in the Waismann Method® and rapid detox reviews might have been altered to protect our patients’ identities.

Waismann Method Reviews

Opioid Detox Patient

Today, I have been clean for 15 years and eight months…

I underwent the Waismann Method starting in 2004. I was ready to stop, and I was deathly afraid of going through the horror of opiate withdrawal. My use ramped up until the day I flew in from Kentucky and entered your Orange County Hospital program. Although the after-effects of having my receptor sites washed with Naltrexone were no picnic, it was clearly zero withdrawal. Gaining energy and clarity took some time, but I was able to resume work and pretty functional the following week. It just exhausted me. I immediately enrolled in an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and had access to a great, methodical, and kind therapist you provided as a part of your aftercare program.

I received a prescription for a few naltrexone and still have one in a matchbox and never used them. I am thrilled and at peace. My faltering business has grown to a level I never imagined. My relationship with my wife and son is excellent. I spend a significant amount of time volunteering in different areas of the recovery process. I am appointed to oversee long-term rehab facilities that are a significant step toward fighting the gigantic opiate/fentanyl epidemic. I can’t say that Waismann was the reason I was successful, but I will absolutely say that there is not a more humane method to detoxing than the Waismann method. I would recommend your method 100% to anyone that seriously wants to quit. Relapse doesn’t depend on the method of detox, but opiate withdrawal doesn’t have to be the most excruciating experience I can imagine. I’ve done it several times, and the fear of it kept me using for years. Feel free to utilize any part of this letter that you like. I will happily be a reference for anyone I can help with. I am loaded with appreciation. Today, I have been clean for 15 years and eight months. My guess is I’ll be clean all day again today.

— Opioid Detox Patient, 2004

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Norco Detox Patient 2

Norco Detox Testimonial

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you are doing for me.


Heroin Detox Patient 5

Heroin Detox Testimonial

I was feeling really good for the first time in a very long time and I feel like jumping out of bed to tell all of you that. Thank you so much for all the support and the letters. Thank you for your gracious help and mostly I thank
God for my wonderful daughters. They mean more to me than anything in the entire world!!!! And for God, there are so many words cannot begin to express my understanding and his presence when I could not understand why this was all so very difficult. I’d ask him why am I facing so many unimaginable things? And then when my biggest journey had been met (my true freedom), I realized that he was there all the time giving me the strength against odds that I never thought possible. He is and was by my side all the time. I learned one of the biggest, if not the biggest lesson of my life at the age of 37 years young and I know that came at a time when I needed it most and I’ll truly appreciate it forever, I love all of you so much. Thank you so much for your prayers. I can’t wait to laugh with each one of you in a special way real soon. This is my first night home and I feel like Rocky. I just want to blast that song and run and laugh and cry at the same time. I had to share this with all of you who mean so much to me. I hope you can feel my incredible joy and elation. I just want to burst out singing (I Feel Good…Nanana).

Thank you all. And thank you God for the gift of life. I’m sending the biggest hugs and kisses until I see each and
every one of you.


Hydrocodone Detox Patient 3

Hydrocodone Detox Testimonial 2

Just wanted you to know, M. is doing just great! He still has zero cravings and we are doing better than ever.

We just got engaged and thank you to Waismann for giving M. his life back. I hope you all have a good New Year’s and you all keep giving the gift you gave to us.

Thank You!

Hydrocodone Detox Patient 2

Hydrocodone Detox Testimonial

I wanted to thank you for a wonderful program. I was addicted to prescription pain meds (fentanyl and mepergan) that my doctor had been prescribing to me for 4 years. I also wanted to thank my ICU nurse Ashley. He stayed by my side all night. I could not have asked for better treatment. I used to believe the stereotype that all of the friendly people live here in the South. I now know that is not true. I received wonderful treatment from your center and I have recommended it to several people I know. Thank you so much for saving my life.


Hydrocodone Detox Patient

Hydrocodone Detox Testimonial

I wanted to thank you for a wonderful program. I was addicted to prescription pain meds (fentanyl and mepergan) that my doctor had been prescribing to me for 4 years. I also wanted to thank my ICU nurse Ashley. He stayed by my side all night. I could not have asked for better treatment. I used to believe the stereotype that all of the friendly people live here in the South. I now know that is not true. I received wonderful treatment from your center and I have recommended it to several people I know. Thank you so much for saving my life.


Methadone Detox Patient 3

Methadone Testimonial

We would like to thank you for a good service, whole-hearted support you have given to us. We’ll hope and pray XXX’s treatment is a success.

– Detox Patient, 2008

Codeine Detox Patient 3

My husband and I are very impressed with the professionalism

Dear Clare,

I wanted to take the time to thank you. It was certainly appreciated.

My husband and I are very impressed with the professionalism of the Waismann Institute. Everyone we had contact with was courteous and kind. We certainly have great confidence in Dr. Bernstein and would not hesitate to recommend his talents.

Kudos to your staff at the Hospital. I have never seen staff members that cared about their patients and went out of their way to ensure my comfort.

Should you need a recommendation I would be honored to assist you in any way I can.


– Codeine Detox Patient, 2008

Codeine Detox Patient 2

Your staff made us feel at ease and comfortable

Dear Deborah,

When I accompanied my son for his detoxification treatment, we were both anxious and apprehensive, but from the moment we arrived, your staff made us feel at ease and comfortable. The doctors and the nurses explained every step of the procedure, and were so gracious in answering our many questions. My son is doing very good, and is getting stronger every day. His procedure was done less than a week ago, but he says he feels good. He and I both want to thank you and the Waismann Method for giving his life back to him.

Thank you,

– Codeine Detox Patient, 2008

Percocet Detox Patient 3

Percocet Addiction Testimonial

After speaking with you on the phone a few moments ago, I want to express my sheer disappointment in doctors who will not accept or refuse to understand the Waismann Method and some such as my psychologist who refuses to accept it.

When my doctor who no longer is my doctor stated that I was dreaming, wanting to find a quick fix to my problem and in denial of my disease I was truly disappointed and felt rejected. I trusted this man and his opinions until this point, but when he stated “I am too good of doctor to accept this method of addiction recovery” and “you must be willing to do as I say and go to a traditional treatment program or I will not see you any more,” this told me he was the one in denial.

I want you to know that I have been clean for 39 days and have no desire to go back. I am not just relying on the Revia but also my family, my friends and a wonderful psychologist who is helping me through my issues of my past, present, and future. Best of all she is willing to understand and work with a method outside the norm of traditional programs. The only thing that I got and use today from a traditional program is “Take It One Day At A Time.” I need to address all aspects of my life but, most impotently, to address the ways to move forward in life instead of stagnate. All that the opiates were doing was holding me in place and I am happy now with the help of the Waismann Method and others to begin a bright new future.

I feel so strongly in the Waismann Method that I would be willing, if you think it would help, to talk to others about what I have been through, the Waismann Method, and my recovery. I think it is important to get the word out, in that there are alternatives and it works. The Waismann Method needs to help the ignorant doctors in the Northeast and I would be happy to help.

You have my permission to show this to anyone you think it would help or convince including web-based communication.
Please call or E-mail me if I can help in anyway.


– Percocet Addiction Patient, South Carolina, 2010

Oxycontin Detox Patient 2

Oxycontin Detox Testimonial

What can I do to say thank you for the lovely care and dependable professionalism? You were always there to take my somewhat frantic – certainly not easy to deal with- emotional calls. It must take a very special person (you) to do that. I envision you as the juggler never letting lives hit the ground. Thank you for your concern, it was wonderful being guided and held by your capable hands.

Forever grateful,

Codeine Detox Patient

I feel wonderful for the most part, and wanted to thank you

Deb and Clare,

I came back to work today after taking last week off with my family. I feel wonderful for the most part, and wanted to thank you, the hospital, and all the nurses and doctors. You may use my name, email, or whatever will help, especially if any potential customers doubt, or want to hear from someone who just went. I would be more than happy to communicate my experience with them.


– Codeine Detox Patient, 2008

Oxycontin and Norco Detox Patient

Letter To Bush – Oxycontin & Norco Testimonial

Dear President Bush,

I hope this letter finds you and yours well and healthy. I would like to talk to you about the drug called Oxycontin. Although I find the rationale of delineating “legal” vs “illegal” Oxycontin victims reprehensible, for purposes of this investigation, I present myself as a “legally” prescribed Oxycontin victim, whose life has forevermore been altered by that poison.  In January of 2001, I was a  55 yr. old, woman married 32 yrs., with 2 beautifully grown children, owner of 2 successful business’, served an elected position of leadership in my community (4 years), actively employed since teen years, who was relatively happy and content, caring for my home and family, with a lower back problem.  I had been maintained on Tylenol # 3 for many years and was referred to a “pain clinic”, when the pain in my back escalated.  Little did I know the deep abyss I was entering when I saw this new doctor.  My medical records from this facility could serve as the “poster chart” for Purdue Pharma Advertising campaign.  I was told that I was “undermedicated”,  I was told that there was a new “wonder” drug, I was told that my fears of addiction due to “family history” were not applicable with this drug. In the first few weeks, I raved about this drug to everyone.  It made me feel like superwoman and I had the energy of a 20-year-old.  But then slowly I became sicker and sicker every day.  I had no idea what this illness was.

It was a hurting pain that seemed to stab down into my bones and joints and made me want to shed my limbs at times.  At certain times, I thought I had the Cancer.  The worst it got, the more increases the doctor ordered until he had me on 14- 20mg. (280mgs. per day) of Oxycontin and 8 Norco for breakthrough. (an amount some cancer patients don’t get)   He also wrote the directions for the prescription: “take 4 in morning, 4 in afternoon, and 5 at bedtime”.  Although I didn’t know it at the time, this is totally contradictory to the manufacturers “written” package insert, which called for 12-hour dosing.  At one visit, he titrated me to double the amount I was taking in one day, also contraindicated in the P.I.  To say the least, I did not know day from night, let alone morn., aft.,
bedtime.  This doctor, for all intents and purposes had concocted a”prescription for addiction”.  However, I did not know at the time that the illness and sickness I felt every day, due to this formula and drug was causing me to have withdrawal.  I just thought I was very, very, sick.

I became a former shadow of myself.  I couldn’t work, I couldn’t garden, and I lost all interest in any thing else, I had always done.  I did things that were so uncharacteristic for myself, it makes me cringe to think of it today.  I lost all interest in daily hygiene.  I had to stop driving my car after I left it running in the street.  I couldn’t clean my house.  I didn’t go anywhere.  I started to pick at my scalp for some ungodly reason, and could not stop.  I fell out of my bed.  and then there came the phase where I was totally preoccupied with the pills.  I had to count them out on a daily basis, because halfway through the month I would realize that too many were missing to last for another 2 weeks.  I had no idea how they were missing.  I was always calling early for refills, which would engender a lecture about “no early refills”, but I would be given the next script and go home for 30 days.  There came a day that I was screaming on the phone to the nurse, arguing that I was not early by one day and the doctor promptly put a letter in the mail with 2 scripts for 30 days, advising me he would no longer be my doctor, because I did not cooperate with his scheduling nurse to have a 3rd procedure on my back and that I had early refill “incidents”.  I thought, “OK by me.  I will just go to my neurologist, who should have been taking care of my back anyway”.  when I called to make an appointment and to tell the nurse there that I needed these pills in that amount, she was incredulous, and almost laughed out loud.  I became scared then and got on the internet to find out what this Oxycontin was.  then panic set in.  Oh, Lord.  I’m addicted to a pill that is being discussed as possibly dangerous.  I called around and nobody seemed to know what this drug was, but I found a doctor who was willing to admit me to the hospital if this so-called pain specialist would call him and give him my history, and the regimen to come off of this drug.  To make a long story shorter by a bit, I called and called to no avail.  I even faxed him a letter begging him to help me get off this drug by calling this new doctor.  Totally ignored me.  I ended up in a detox center for alcoholics at 5 in morning after that admitting doctor called all night for instructions. with no response.  I was their first ever patient on Oxycontin.  I was told in no uncertain terms that I would get no narcotics, but that they advised I stay there to be observed.

Then hell on earth began.  I understand why even seasoned Heroin users warn against taking this drug.  It was the most humiliating painful thing I have ever experienced, and I’ve had two spine operations.  It is an indescribable torture that takes you to the bowels of hell and then some.  My body screamed for relief.  The vomiting and diarrhea were inconsequential to how the body flails uncontrollably.  I had small scabs all over me from writhing in bed.  And when you think it is subsiding, another wave is right there to wring you out and start all over again.

Stupidly, thinking the worst was over, I left after 5 days.  It wasn’t over for 7 more weeks of waves of lessening degrees.  My leg kicks did not stop for 8 months.  It took a year to get a stable health back.  I have never fully recuperated.  To add insult to injury, when my normal back pain surfaced, I had to go to another pain specialist, who, after I told her what happened, told me “there was nothing WRONG with Oxycontin”.  She put me on a drug called Kadian.  I have since been prescribed things such as duragesic, Ms Contin, and Avinza, with MSIR.  None, not one of those drugs ever affected me the way Oxycontin did.  It has taken me a long time to understand what has happened to me.  I have done a lot of research on Oxycontin and the Pain Management industry as a whole.  I don’t take 1/4
of what all the doctors said I needed because I took charge of my life and am starting to get it back again.  I will always need something for my back pain, and I have learned a great lesson in not just taking the word of the doctor and being responsible for my own health.  But I want you to know; this is not a drug that should be given to anyone other than the hopelessly most severe pain patients or terminally ill people.  It is not a drug for normal human consumption.  it has a power and danger to it that goes beyond the human will or capacity.  If the question is why didn’t I stop taking the pills, it means you don’t have an understanding of what addiction is nor the appreciation of the awesome power of this drug.  I could no more stop my consumption, while I had the pills than wake up from anesthesia, because you told me I could if I really wanted to.  It can’t be done without intervention of some kind.  Why I didn’t die during the time I ingested it or during withdrawal, will remain God’s secret.  I know I came very close.  Many people are gone due to an accidental double dosing, which I’m sure I did , however unaware.  I only thank God that I did not end up in the street like so many people have due to the overwhelming hold it has on you.  I’d love to take credit and claim that I had the will power the street abuser is lacking, but that would be a lie.I am not more powerful than that drug.  I was in the right place at the right time, God spared me an accidental overdose and my family supported me.  This drug needs to be taken off the general market and be put in a class of its own.  Lastly, I believe it’s more important that I tell my story because I know it to be beyond a doubt, true.  However, after doing the research, and informing myself on the company who made this product poison, and how they got it to the market, it would be tantamount to murder to allow it to stream through our medical system to the streets, by allowing this company to continue to produce and market this chemical. Many, many people paid with their lives to get us to the point of an investigation into this fiasco.  I hope the right thing is done here.  At best this is a faulty product, which does not do what the company claims, at worst this is a dangerous product, which the company knew of all along and must be regulated.  thank you for all your hard work, and I look forward to the end of this nightmare.

– Detox Patient

P.S.  If anyone should question why the numbers of people, who have been hurt by this drug in a legally prescribed way, are not shouting from the rooftops, if this product is so bad, tell them this:  Would any decent hardworking, self respecting person like to go through what I describe above and then announce these distasteful, embarrassing, events to the world?  And as for the doctors, watch for all the finger pointing to begin between the medical community and the Manufacturer, now that the
manufacturer is sticking to it’s 12 hour claims, after thousands of doctors apparently thought they could manipulate the dosing instruction, when they realized the product did not give 8 hours pain relief, let alone 12.  Nevertheless, they should be ashamed of contributing to such a disgraceful tragedy.  Too many untrained, ill-prepared doctors are out there, who now think they have free license to issue narcotic drugs for everything.  It’s no wonder we have ridiculous statistics of people hooked on prescription drugs.  That doesn’t happen in a vacuum!

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