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Waismann Method Rapid Detox


Waismann Method Rapid DetoxThe Basics

Waismann Method®  provides the most medically advanced, opioid detox treatments available. The program is known worldwide as the leading provider of rapid detox, but actually, anesthesia detox is just a small part of what is offered. The program has become the leading  Medical Opioid Treatment as well as the top-rated Rapid Detox Center. Founded by Clare Waismann and medically directed by Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, a quadrupled board-certified MD, the commitment to provide superior medical care and results for opiate dependent patients is just as strong today, as it was 20 years ago when it all started.

Accommodations and Food

One of the reasons Waismann is considered one of the safest opioid treatments available is because it provides detox in a private, full service, accredited hospital. A hospital allows patients access to various specialized medical professionals for consultation or assistance during the withdrawal phase. The detox protocol is designed based on the patient’s unique body composition, health history, drug, dosage, length of addiction and other factors. Opioid detox is usually a safe process when undergone in a supervised medical facility. Private rooms also allow for close monitoring, individualized attention, extra comfort and privacy.

Once the patient is physically stable, they proceed to Domus Retreat, Waismann’s private recovery center. Domus is a gated estate—a 6,000 square foot home for only six people at a time. The bedrooms at Domus are palatial, the bathrooms private and sparkling—each room comes equipped with a plasma TV and wireless Internet. There’s a jacuzzi, a pool, and a billiard room. There are no chores or meetings required. There is, however, a private chef, who cooks to accommodate any dietary needs clients may have and daily housekeeping to keep the stay clean and pleasant.

Treatment and Staff

The team at Waismann Method believe that addiction is often a symptom of an untreated distressful and, more importantly, reversible condition. The continuous use of opioid drugs causes tolerance, dependence and eventually addiction. For decades, drug rehabs and drug treatment programs  focus on treating the “addiction” and not the individual behind it.

Physicians and mental health professionals should be treating people suffering from substance abuse. Peer support is valid, but it cannot be confused with treatment. Patients are unique and as should be the treatment they receive. There a a few medical treatments Waismann is renowned for, such as Rapid Detox: Anesthesia Assisted Accelerated Detoxification. Rapid Detox uses a combination of intravenous medications to shorten the duration of an acute opioid withdrawal while the patients are under sedation. This method should be performed only in an ICU of a full-service hospital.

Weismann facilitates medical detox, a medically assisted opioid detox protocol that often begins in a full-service hospital where patients are under 24/7 medical monitoring while addressing immediate physiological needs. One of the primary advantages of a medical detox in the hospital is that physicians can monitor vital signs while managing withdrawal symptoms.

The Medical Director at Weismann Method, Michael H. Lowenstein, M.D. is an expert in Rapid Detox while possessing the knowledge and expertise critical to successfully treat opioid-dependent patients. He’s a Quadruple Board-Certified physician who has successfully treated thousands of opioid-dependent patients in the last 20 years.


There are some exclusive benefits available to Waismann Method® patients including a full service accredited JCAHO hospital; private rooms; a quadruple Board Certified Medical Director who is an expert in addiction; a 20-year reputation; multiple medical opiate treatments; one of the best Rapid Detox Centers; around-the-clock professional care and exclusive recovery retreats.

Clients also enjoy integrative recovery therapies including massage, acupuncture, yoga, and Tai Chi. Additionally, they have access to individual psychotherapy and addiction expert, David Livingston, LMFT. Food, lodging, transportation and companionship is included. A complete program lasts seven, 10 or 14 days.

In Summary

The Waismann Method is the most comfortable and successful way to overcome an opioid detoxification. It also gives the patient the clarity needed for a more accurate psychological assessment.

Even after patients have completed the detoxification program, they still might need emotional assistance. In fact, most people do, and that is nothing to be ashamed of.  Emotional support is essential for a healthy recovery.

Before leaving Domus Retreat, the patient meets with the therapist and discusses the best plan for aftercare. These plans may include psychiatrist consultation, psychotherapy or other more structured environments. The goal is to give someone the best quality of life without any preconceived ideas.

Waismann Method Rapid Detox (Administrative Offices)
311 N Robertson Blvd, Ste 911
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Waismann Method Rapid Detox Cost: $17,800 – $22,800 (5-10 days). Reach Waismann Method Rapid Detox by phone at (310) 927-7155 or by email at [email protected]. Find Waismann Method Rapid Detox on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest

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  1. My son went through the Waisman rapid detox and it saved his life. He went from pills from a football accident, to heroin taht he learned to use while in a rehab and then Suboxone from a doctor that forgot to tell us he would be addicted to that. Eight years later his life was upside down, he left school, was depressed and we truly believed addiction eventually would take him from us.

    After the Wasman treatment and Domus for 2 weeks, we have our son back. He started to work with his dad and planning to go back to school. I am forever grateful to Claire, Dr. Lowenstein and the Domus people. May there lives be blessed as they blessed mine.

  2. A recent patient on

    NOT BEVERLY HILLS F.Y.I. it’s ANAHEIM – not even the same County as Beverly Hills.
    THe doctor is also a pain doctor, so he may have been the one who got you started on this stuff in the first place.

    I just got out of Domus and I have to say, the staff at the house / retreat is overall fantastic and nearly made up for the APPALLING “Private” a.k.a. OLD ICU. The IV and BP equipment looked new but the rest of It looks right out of 1983 and I mean every piece of equipment the beds, the furnishings, the ‘privacy curtain” and they appeared to be severely understaffed because every one I’ve talked with had the same experience…NO SITTER after 11:30pm until about 4:30 am. This is the time when you’ll be messing the bed, and needing a LOT of help. I have never felt so dehumanized, alone, and confused.

    More will be revealed.


  3. i so wish they had a pro bono or a charity case program where they offered to help someone free, or even at a lower cost. i wasnt introduced to opiates till i was 30, im 36 now and been struggling since. I got clean twice by my self and once thru the methadone program (which was the hardest thing ive ever done) im in the methadone program again , going on 2 yrs, im to my witts end, i really need some help. so if any one knows of some type of chairty please by all means let me know, [email protected] i have 2 boys depending on me as well as a little grand daughter.. im all my son has.. they r all i have.

    • There empathy is overrated. They are in it for the $$$$$$ And if it is like what Dr Gooberman was doing I would stay far away. I went to Gooberman many years ago and nearly died. It was without question the most horrifying near death experience of my life.

      • I am sorry you had this experience. I believe the doctor on the east coast you are referring to lost his license. The Waismann center has been there since the 90s. They are in a real hospital and is the same doctor that treats all patients from 20 years ago, It really works and is the best rapid detox out there.

  4. Ok i dont know if this is real or people just advertising for the LA clinic but i would want to suggest one thing. Please correct me if im wrong i dont have any knowledge about the LA clinic. If the procedure costs $20,000 there thn u people should just book a ticket to india. I went for the treatment myself and here it costs around $1400 without the implant. Say, $ 1000 for the implant. Total comes out to $2400. Plus the plane tickets which depends from where you coming. But i bet it would be a lot cheaper thn ur LA clinic. But hey whatever suits u right.

  5. My son went for heroin detox and treatment at the Waismann center in So. California. My nephew will be going soon. I’m not sure why someone would try such physical stress without the adequate medical assistance , when is available. Maybe because of the cost..I understand not everyone can afford it, but it is really the only reason I see. It’s the best heroin treatment I know in existence.

  6. Awesome people, awesome treatment. So private … Whoever is bad mouthing rapid detox centers , should call the Waismann treatment and you will change your mind. Worth flying cross country to California.

  7. Having the knowledge of all opiate treatment by being in the field for decades and seeing people experience a number of different treatments, I believe the Waismann Clinic has been ahead of its time for the last decade. The combination of the few days hospital stay and the recovery center they created, makes it a superior detox alternative to anything else offered in the field.
    It is true that is costly, but well worth the price tag. I wish more people could afford to undergo this opiate detox… But for the ones that can, I would suggest making the trip to California.

  8. Rapid detox patient on

    My son had a heroin addiction and after a fortune spent on a number of different drug rehabs, we tried Waismann rapid detox treatment. Can’t praise enough. Everything from the medical knowledge to the after care. I’m always wondering how many tears I could have saved if I started with them instead of all the other places from Malibu to Utah he’s been..

  9. I’m looking into Rapid Detox and figured I would shoot out a question to see if anyone can answer it… As an upcoming Waismann patient I’m a bit nervous and not sure what to expect. Can anyone give me a quick rundown of your experience? It would be a great help. Glad to read everyone has had a great experience and I hope mine is too. It’s expensive, but my life is worth it. Besides, it was a doctors prescribing of oxy recklessly that has caused me to become addicted so I feel it’s best to let a doctor help my overcome this addiction. Anyhow, can’t wait to hear from anyone out there with advice or what their experience was like. THANKS TO ALL WHO REPLY!!!!!

  10. All I have to say is that it save my sons life !after a number of failed attempts with Suboxone , drug rehab and want to be Waismann rapid detox centers he actually receive the real thing. Don’t let other places for you there is just one and only Wiseman clinic in the world and that is in California . They complement the three days in the hospital with their aftercare recovery Domus for a few days. My son chose to stay an extra week at the recovery center and after three months went for another week just to regain strength and deal with some issues instead of relapsing . If you want the best and can afford the real thing go to California to the Waismann clinic . Claire Waismann and Dr. Lowenstein and all the people at the retreat are the bomb! I wish everyone that have this problem could afford to go there .

  11. I truly don’t understand why some people have problem with rapid detox. Specially the Wiseman treatment that is really five stars all the way . Is the same as if you had a bad tooth and it got infected and caused you a lot of pain and you decide to pull it by yourself. Sure you will probably survive it. Sure it probably will hurt a lot for a few days. But if you can go to a dentist and have him Anesthesize you why wouldn’t you? When people say is risky than I really don’t get it. How can a person think is riskier to be in the hospital full of doctors then to be at home or in a rehab full of other drug abusers ? The only thing I believe is that the haters of rapid detox don’t know what A withdrawal is or cannot afford rapid detox. I choose the medical comfortable way and I think Wiseman people for it.

  12. Rapid detox has emerged as an expensive, possible dangerous unproven method to quickly detox from strong opiates in a 24 hour period. The idea that somehow paying thousands of dollars is worth possible shortening your detox time by a few days. The amount of stress this method creates on your body could likely negatively impact your health. NIDA, the CDC and the AMA have all raised concerns regarding rapid detox, it’s health consequences and lack of peer reviewed studies proving it’s successfulness.

    • I’m not sure why you have such an issue with this process. After experiencing different rehabs and detoxes with out any medical supervision, I believe is a breath of fresh air to be treated by a real doctor, in a real hospital and as a real human being. Thank god for these people at the Waismann. And by the way, It’s not 24hrs, you are there for a whole week being really cared for .

    • My son did it and he is not a research he is the real thing. Waismann clinic in California saved my sons life. Don’t be fooled by people that have other agendas. Nothing wrong with doctor treating drug users in a hospital.

  13. I went to the Waismann institute in California. Can’t say enough good things. Dr. Lowenstein is a pro!!!the guy knows what he is doing . After 2 nights in the hospital I went a couple more nights to their recovery center. They could not be anymore attentive.
    From the moment they received me at Los Angeles airport to the moment they took me back it was five stars treatment.

  14. If you wonder if rapid detox works , let me tell you it does! The Waismann clinic in California is all you expect and more. From the rapid detox in the hospital, where you truly feel the care and attention to domus that is just the golden key to it all. So grateful for everyone. If you want a rapid detox call the Waismann people , don’t wait. It’s so worth it!!!

  15. My son was treated by the Wasismann Method after several attempts to detox himself. It is now two years later, and he is back with full energy participating in society. He was in-patient for almost a week with Waismann, although the medical treatment itself took about an hour. He was treated humanely, with respect, and explained to and comforted during the entire process. There was a follow up protocol as well. It truly is a miracle alternative to detox.

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