We extend our most profound gratitude to our patients for their inspirational letters of thanks. We want to share some of our favorite rapid detox testimonials and Waismann Method® reviews, from among the thousands we have received. Choose any link below to discover why our patients agree that Waismann Method® is the leading rapid detox treatment for opiate dependency and prescription narcotic addiction.


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Percocet Detox Patient

Percocet Detox Testimonial

Thank you so much for all that you and the Institute have done for me. I am feeling great and everything is moving forward. It is great to have a place like yours and I feel in debt to you. I am so much happier now than I have ever been.

Thanks Again,

– Percocet Detox Patient

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Oxycodone Detox Patient 3

I can never thank you enough for everything

I can never thank you enough for everything you’ve done for me. I feel like you’re my big sister, which carries emotions of love mixed with fear. I have this sense of wanting to make you proud of me. You can’t imagine what it is like to be enslaved to oxycodone. The fear and loneliness you live with every day. I really believed I was going to die. You gave me the courage to live again. I know I’m not bouncing back as quick as I thought, but I’m positive I never would have had the freedom from that drug if it wasn’t for the rapid detox program.I keep thinking of something you said to me – that every day you get up, get dressed and go to work, and you do it without oxycodone. I think of that every day I wake up. I spent 38 years of my life without any kind of narcotic, so I know I can do this. Besides, I don’t want to mess up your one month 95% statistic score.

Thank you again.


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Rapid Detox Patient 10

I can actually go out and accomplish things again

Though it has been some time since I visited, I wanted you to know that I thank God each day for the miracle
of re-birth you have given my sister. You mentioned that day that you weren’t feeling/looking well and were somewhat reluctant to be in pictures. I don’t know what to say other than when I look at my copies each day, I see two shining angels! You and Deborah could not be more beautiful and I am so grateful you granted me permission.

I wish you all the best in your continuing efforts to save lives. Happy Holidays!

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Rapid Detox Patient 9

Let Hope Shine In

Though the sun sets each day taking with it the light. The sun goes not for it shines constantly wherever there is darkness – light awaits View not the sunset as the passing of the light but rather a beautiful confirmation of it. Though there are times when hope seems absent. You must believe it is there – waiting to be found Angels are among us If you are receptive they will guide you. Ours led us to the Waismann Institute Where earthbound angels saved my sister’s life
Since that amazing experience 15 months ago. The sun has never shown so brightly The glow from Debbie’s face so brilliant as to envelope the preceding darkness. Had we lost hope, the sun would never have risen & set so incredibly Never lose hope – endeavor to find it – embrace it

Thank you Clare, Deborah, Eric and all the angels at the Waismann Institute from the bottom of my heart. You have truly saved our lives.

May God bless and keep you always,

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Rapid Detox Patient 8

My new life’s here to stay


I put my pen to paper to tell you how I feel
I still can not believe that this is all so real
To experience this treatment is like
a dream come true
You’ve turned my dark cloudy skies into
a shade of blue
I’d once settle for anything I could get
Lowering my standards, no boundaries were set
Whoever held the drug, whoever held the power
In my eyes wore the crown for the minute or the hour
What have I become? A shadow for a friend
For everyone I know goes away in the end
The happy times I had before
I realize now were sad
The numbness wouldn’t let me feel,
my life’s no longer mad
Beneath the stains of time
the memories disappear
The past seems to sometime else
the future seems so clear
Emotions, thoughts, laughter and crying
I’m grateful today I’m living, not dying
So as I start again,
old habits thrown away
I wake up every morning knowing
my new life’s here to stay!!

– Detox Patient

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Rapid Detox Patient 7

My wonderful friends-

How I miss you. Every day after lunch, I listen to our CD and remember so many wonderful things.

Matt, Michele, and Delilah who were my constant companions. Gracie and Monique who I wish I had more time to get to know. You are all my post-traumatic recovery team. Some of you shared your lives with me and now I wonder how you are doing. Delilah, feel free to use the email address I gave you. You made my physical life so comfortable and laughed with me. Michelle, I hope there are more people for you to amaze with your skills. I can still picture that beautiful parfait you made for Kristen made out of fruit and yogurt. It was a beautiful sight. Making me the healing chicken noodle soup restored my appetite. I feel like I left a sister behind at Domus. Matt, Matt, Matt- (heh, heh), you strike me as a young Evil Kenievel who has decided it’s time to grow up. Your compassion and understanding of my physical and emotional pain helped to heal the wounds. Margie, feel free to give anyone our recipe for our sandwich. You are my midnight raid partner. Gracie, thanks for burning those CDs for me. I have to admit I damaged one of them during the trip home, and have bought one to replace it. Computers are fun, aren’t they?

So, my Domus family-

I miss you so much I just had to write. Please forgive the shaky writing, it gets better every day. My exercise routine includes this special mix you made for me, Michele. Paul reinforced and reminded me of the exercises I abandoned for the opiates. I’m feeling very good because of all of you. Please remember I think of you often and especially at 12:30pm each day. You are a wonderful bunch of people.

Love Always,

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Rapid Detox Patient 6

You have restored me physically

Matt, Michele, Delilah, Gracie, Margie, and Ephraim-

Such wonderful names for the most caring and compassionate people. You have restored me physically with your tender, loving care. AND you have restored me (heh, heh) in my mind with your compassion and understanding. I will remember you always with much fondness and good memories. Keep on laughing and dance the work away. Take off the Wonder Woman costume once in a while.



– Detox Patient

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Heroin Detox Patient 3

Thanks for saving lives

I am a recovering heroin addict with 5 almost years clean. I had a long hard battle with numerous unsuccessful attempts and a countless number of admissions into programs and institutions. It wasn’t until I became a “guest” of the local Sheriff’s Inn, that I finally surrendered. Had I known about you guys back then I might have saved myself and my family much heartache and pain.

Thanks for saving lives with much

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Norco Detox Patient

Improving daily

To Clare W. Kavin and Staff: Three weeks ago today, I was in the ICU, about to undergo”rapid detox” with Dr. Clifford
Bernstein. I left for home a mere 24 hours later, weak, wobbly and totally opiate-free. Wow!

My story fits into the classic – one minute I was sitting at a red light, the next instant, I was rear-ended by a driver going 55 mph. Ouch! Two surgeries later and three years of taking opiates to kill the chronic pain, I realized that taking 10 to 15 tables of 80mg. OxyContin daily or popping 40+ Norco tablets daily was consuming my life, more so than the pain.

I was desperate to quit. Five days of cold turkey ended in failure. Three days as an in-patient at a pain management/detox facility based on a 12-Step program (one which I already had been personally familiar with since 1983) didn’t do the trick. Then I found you. Thank God. Words are not adequate to express my gratitude. First, for making this treatment available to those who can benefit the most from it. Second, for employing the highest caliber of
staff. In particular, I refer to Deborah, your nurse was has been with me from the first phone call I made and continues
to encourage me to phone her if I have any questions or issues. Then there’s Tony Margaretis, my hero from the hospital. I love Tony. Please, he deserves recognition.

And finally, David Livingston, my thread to keeping my emotions processed, balanced and positive. What a wonderful man. I am still tired, not sleeping very well and my stamina is reduced but improving daily. Opiates? Absolutely no desire whatsoever. Pain? Still, have a lot – the accident left permanent
damage. However, I am working on new ways to deal with it and am confident I will find a solution and not one that relies on narcotics. Just can’t go there anymore.

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Written with love,


– Detox Patient 2003


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Oxycontin Detox Patient

I would like to share with you a letter I have submitted for the Congressional hearings

Dear Ms. Waismann and all the doctors at the Institute,

I would like to share with you a letter I have submitted for the Congressional hearings Feb. 9.  I know you doctors are working hard with many of the victims of this disaster and I would like to thank you for your dedication and service to these struggling patients.  I only wish I had known that this was available to me November 3, 2001.

I was a legal patient user of Oxycontin for back pain.  When my doctor realized I was addicted, he abandoned me and refused to help other physicians, who were willing to help me detox.  When I tried to get help for detoxification, the only facility I could find at that time was a detox center for alcoholics.  I was their first patient on this drug, of which, they had no regimen knowledge, nor experience.  When trying to get the information, of course every source, was woefully inadequate.  I was told upon admission that I would in no uncertain terms NOT be given any narcotics.  I didn’t know any better, wanted to get off this poison, and proceeded to stay there for 5 days, with not much more than blood pressure checks.  I want to take an opportunity to commend you for your work with these unfortunate people who have met up with the pill called Oxycontin, no matter how it was introduced to them, nor how they acquired the drug.  I’m sure you can see how this drug is in a class of its own, no matter how it has been officially labeled.  My heart and prayers go out to all of you.


– OxyContin Patient, 2003

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Vicodin Detox Patient 2

I am no longer dependent

How can I ever thank all of you enough for saving my life? From Clare and Deborah, who recognized the condition I was in and immediately set up my detox date, to Dr. Bernstein, Tony, and the staff at the Hospital, especially Annette and Maravic. The “wild man” is no longer wild, but more importantly, I am no longer dependent upon
the drugs that were killing me.

On 9/10/02, the day after my detox, I walked into the bright sunshine and felt its warmth on my face. I knew then that
I had a new life and a new beginning. There is much to be done to educate physicians about the pitfalls and dangers
of Oxycodone and Vicodin. I have started the educational process with my own doctor and will do all I can to help those who are going where I have been. Sometimes the journey can be long and frustrating, but, thanks to you, the journey is one you never have to be afraid of or be alone. God bless all
of you.

With love and thanks,

– Vicodin Addiction Patient

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Oxycodone Detox Patient

Thank you for giving me my life back. Instead
of sitting at home being an idiot, I can actually go out
and accomplish things again. I couldn’t have done this without
your help.

Thank You. Thank You. Thank You.

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