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.

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, 2021

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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

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

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


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

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

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.

Oxycodone Detox Patient 2

All aspects of my detox was 1st class. If you want to get clean, your head clear, and your life back, come here. All people involved in my care were excellent and I am grateful.

– Oxycodone Patient

Vicodin Detox Patient

My deepest gratitude and appreciation

This letter comes to you with my deepest gratitude and appreciation. You gave me my life back and words cannot express this. Dr. Bernstein, you are a very kind and caring man who saved my life. If there is anything I can ever do, please know I am willing in any and every way. Your staff treated me with the utmost respect and kindness. I flew home a day early and my husband was there waiting for me. He could see in my eyes and my attitude that the woman he married was back. My head is clear, eyes sparkle with delight, and I have no desire what so ever to take another Vicodin or any other form of opiates again.

We have a very dear friend who was in an auto accident in 1992, and has been on Vicodin ever since then. I phoned him last week and told him of my experience with you. I will be phoning the counselor as part of my program within a few days.

Thanks again,

Detox Patient

Oxycodone Patient

“If you’re looking for a place to go to stop opiates, there is only one place in this world and it is the waismann method.”

-Oxycodone Patient, March 2014, California

Rapid Detox Patient 5

Most Comfortable and Caring Way

“There is no magic bullet to opiate withdrawal. But this is clearly the quickest, most comfortable and caring way to begin the return to normal.”

Methadone and Klonopin Detox Patient

Restoring my full interest

Thank you for saving my life + restoring my full interest in a long, energetic life, an opiate free life!  Bless you all!!

– J.W., Methadone + Klonopin

Methadone Detox Patient

I’ve never ever thought that I can feel this good and functional without Methadone.  This was the best experience of my life.  Thank God for giving me this chance to start over as a new woman.  Love ya’ll.

I've never ever thought that I can feel this good and function without methadone

LA, November, 2013
Methadone, 20mg

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