Waismann Method® is a premier opiate addiction treatment center in Southern California. Since 1998, we have been providing advanced opioid detoxification methods including Rapid Detox under anesthesia and other forms of Medical Opiate Detox. Patients from all over the world are admitted to a private room at the full-service, JCAHO accredited hospital. The medical team treats each patient individually so they have the full attention of the medical staff and anesthesiologist. This is a private, safe and effective way to move past the physical opioid dependence.
Rapid detox under anesthesia. The patient remains in a private ICU room sleeping under anesthesia while our quadruple board-certified medical director, Michael H. Lowenstein, M.D., uses antagonist medications to induce and speed the acute withdrawal. The procedure lasts less than two hours, the patient wakes up shortly after and has already received medication to prevent physical cravings. The patient remains in ICU receiving IV medications, fluids, and vitamins while the team manages vitals throughout that day and overnight. Aftercare is then provided at a specialized retreat for a few days during the regulation period to maximize detox success.
Medically assisted detoxification. The patient stays in a private room for one to three days, depending on their individual needs, while receiving high levels of medication to blunt the withdrawal syndrome. The patient receives sedatives but is not put under anesthesia. This minimizes the horrible withdrawal symptoms associated with detox and maximizes comfort and safety. They also receive IV medications, fluids and vitamins while the team manages vitals. Aftercare is also provided at a specialized retreat for a few days during the process.
Aftercare services provided by Domus Retreat®. A private facility for our patients to receive continued care, around the clock support and services to successfully complete their treatment. This gives the patient the ability to recover without placing the burden of care on a family member or friend. Patients receive individual psychotherapy. This level of one-on-one attention ensures the assessment of unique emotional issues. It also enables our therapist and Clinical Director of Domus Retreat, David B. Livingston, LMFT, to suggest and guide each individual through the process of seeking further psychological or psychiatric care, when needed. Other services include massage, yoga, and counseling to support their emotional and physical transition to an opiate free life.