The Waismann Method® was created by Clare Waismann, Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Lowenstein. They wanted to provide patients that were seeking “rapid detox” with the adequate time frame inpatient, proper facility and responsible pre and post care that was not available.
The Waismann Method® involves using a combination of naltrexone (an opioid antagonist drug) and anesthesia.
The Waismann Method® consists of putting the patient under anesthesia, then using a drug to rapidly eliminate all of the opiates out of their body. This Waismann Method® Review will provide you with a detailed analysis of the pros and cons of using the Waismann Method® for opiate detox.
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Waismann Method® Treatment Protocol
The Waismann Method® is performed in the ICU of a Joint Commission Accredited hospital (JCAHO). Usually, the patient is admitted to the hospital the day before the rapid opiate detox is performed.
Waismann Method® doctors perform a full physical health evaluation on the patient.
The doctors then customize the Waismann Method® treatment to meet the specific needs of each patient, which is based on their health, physical condition and opiate use.
Waismann Method® doctors are Board Certified anesthesiologists and pain management specialists with extensive experience in performing Rapid Opiate Detoxification.
The Waismann Method® involves putting the patients under sedation for approximately 1-2 hours.
Once the anesthesiologist pre-screens and pre-medicates the patient, they perform the rapid opiate detox.
During the detox, while the patient is under sedation, a combination of medications including an antagonist are used. The patient then wakes up without any memory from the procedure, and they are no longer physiologically dependent on opiates.
After the Waismann Method® opiate detox is complete, patients remain in the hospital for 1-3 days until they are medically stable. At this time, the patient meets with an addiction therapist. Following rapid opiate detox, patients are able to attend the Domus Retreat transition program for 3-28 days.
The transition program includes the following treatment:
- Endorphin production
- Biological clock
- Digestive system adaptation
The transition program includes the following amenities:
- Spacious bedrooms
- Plasma TVs
- Internet access
- Gourmet meals
The standard Waismann Method® cost is $17,800 to $19,800, which includes a 5-7 day inpatient program and 24-hour monitoring. The cost can go up by several thousands of dollars for more severe opiate addictions which require a longer hospital stay.
Waismann Method® Review
The Waismann Method® appears to be an effective way to eliminate physical opiate dependency in a short amount of time. The Waismann Method® has helped many individuals come off opiates over the years. There are some raving fans, and if you can afford it, it might be just the right treatment protocol for your needs. I’ve even had several people tell me personally that it saved their lives.
The following list of pros and cons should help you decide whether or not to use the Waismann Method® for opiate detox:
- Performed by highly-skilled professionals
- Rids you of opiate dependence quickly
- Aftercare program focuses on the individual needs of each patient
- Not covered by insurance
- Not affordable for the majority of opiate abusers