Prescription drug dependence is a very serious and growing problem throughout the country. Federal authorities say the prescription medications people might become addicted to include narcotic painkillers and benzodiazepines (which have sedative and hypnotic properties). Opiate treatment centers in the state of Washington have reported an increase in the number of people seeking opiate detoxification. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says the most commonly abused and diverted drugs in the state are those that contain oxycodone (OxyContin) and hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab). The use of methadone has also soared in recent years, according to the DEA. Methadone is used as an opiate replacement drug to help wean patients off other opiates. People may start off using methadone for this reason, but can end up taking it long term because it too can be habit forming.
Most people use prescription painkillers for their intended purpose while others use them for non-medical reasons. As the rates of opiate dependence climb throughout the state, officials are looking at the causes. There’s no arguing that the sharp increase of opiate addiction in recent years can be tied to the huge increase in the number of prescriptions being written for these medications. Also, the Internet has made it easy for people, young and old, to obtain these controlled substances, sometimes without a prescription. Pharmacy burglaries are common throughout the state and officials say other common methods of diversion are illegal dispensing and prescribing by physicians, forged prescriptions, doctor shopping, illegal distribution by pharmacists and theft from nursing homes, hospitals and pharmacies.
When Patients Cannot Find a the Best Washington Detox they Choose Waismann Method
Waismann Method ® knows the seriousness of this epidemic, and has worked diligently for more than a decade to offer the most comprehensive opiate treatment. We are known for our compassionate and professional approach to opiate dependence and our success and safety rates are tops in the industry. Our medical staff works with patients individually to address specific needs and concerns. Our medical opiate detox begins in a full service accredited Southern California hospital where patients are admitted to their private rooms and undergo a thorough medical examination. The next step is the plan for the appropriate detoxification, based on each patients medical needs and wishes. Our multi board certified director, will discuss available options with the patients that best fits their needs.
Patients that have chosen the Waismann drug treatment instead of the available Washington Detox Centers, have the option of flying into Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or John Wayne Airport (SNA). Upon arrival, a representative will be waiting to greet and escort each patient. Patients do not need to bring a companion; they will be under our care 24 hours a day and food, lodging, and transportation will be provided.
The cost and length of stay is based on the patient’s medical and dependency history, and will be determined by the medical staff prior to admission. Patients are usually in the hospital for two to three days, with the remainder of the time in a private room at our recovery center Domus Retreat where we provide individualized emotional and physical assistance around the clock, in order to maximize safety, comfort and effectiveness of the treatment.
Patients prefer our treatment over available Washington Detox Centers because our treatment is fast, comfortable and effective.