Waismann Method Rapid Detox Center and Opioid Treatment Specialists in Beverly Hills, CA

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311 N. Robertson Blvd.
Beverly Hills CA 90211

Waismann Method Rapid Detox Center and Opioid Treatment Specialists Philosophy

Waismann Method Opioid Addiction Treatment Specialists, has been the leading Rapid Detox Center since 1998. Although the center is world renowned for providing the best anesthesia-assisted rapid detoxification, other medical opioid detox methods are also available. Rapid Detox treatment is performed by a Quadrupled Board-Certified MD with 20 years experience in accelerated opioid detoxification. Patients are admitted to a private room of a full service, accredited hospital for a few days, followed by a few more days at our exclusive recovery retreat.

Areas of Specialization

  • Individualized Treatment
    Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.

  • Detox
    Though not all rehab facilities offer “medical detoxification,” all people with an addiction to drugs or alcohol will experience intense physical and emotional changes and discomfort as their bodies react to withdrawal of the addictive substance. Many people use the term “detox” to refer to the period of time (ranging from a few days to a week) when the body is reacting to an addict’s decision to stop using.

Facility Highlights

Rapid Detox is offered in a Full Service Private Accredited Hospital with multiple medical specialists avaialble for assistance and consultations.

Our medical director Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, is Quadrupled Board-Certified and has 20 years experience performing anesthesia assisted rapid detox.

Thousand of patients from around the globe succefully treated for opioid addiction.

Meet the Staff

Michael Lowenstein, M.D.

Medical Director

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Michael H. Lowenstein, MD is a practicing Anesthesiologist in Santa Ana, CA. Dr. Lowenstein graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine in 1988 and has been in practice for 29 years. Dr. Lowenstein is considered one of the top authorities in rapid detox treatment worldwide; he also specializes in pain medicine, what provides him with the knowledge and expertise critical for treating patients suffering from opioid addiction.

Clare Wasimann, CAODC

Certified Alcohol and Other Drug Councelor

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The idea that people chose to use drugs because of moral failings, has maintained its victims scorned, punished and discriminated by society. The stigmatization and ignorance that surrounds substance abuse and mental illness, have been extraordinarily harmful and often lethal to its victims. To effectively treat someone, We need to see the whole individual in front of us and not just the moment they are in.

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ABOUT WAISMANN METHOD

Located 45 minutes south of Los Angeles, the Waismann Method provides rapid detoxification from opiates like heroin in a hospital setting in Beverly Hills, Calif. Medically-managed detoxification is followed by aftercare at an exclusive recovery center owned by the center.

TREATMENT & ASSESSMENT

Treatment plans are individualized based on a comprehensive assessment that evaluates medical history, level of drug use, and other factors. Clients must participate in the assessment before admission into the hospital. The assessment will last a day or two and includes a physical examination, toxicology screening, and a chest x-ray.

Clients will be placed under sedation for 30 to 90 minutes during the rapid detoxification procedure. Clients will stay at the hospital the following day to receive additional medical care. For clients who can't undergo sedation, an "intermediate" care option may be used.

Aftercare support at Domus Retreat includes individual psychotherapy, acupuncture, massage therapy, and yoga. Clients can pay an extra fee for private yoga sessions, personal training, psychiatrist consultation, and other services.

STAFF CREDENTIALS

A medical director with more than 20 years of experience in detox leads the team at the Waismann Method. The hospital also employs a psychotherapist and other board-certified physicians.

ACCOMMODATIONS & AMENITIES

During detoxification at Waismann Method, clients will stay in private rooms in the hospital's intensive care unit. At the Domus Retreat, clients will reside in private rooms with a TV/DVD player and bathroom suites. Clients have access to basic toiletries, laundry services, a pool and jacuzzi, billiard room, and 24-hour care. Transportation to and from the airport and hospital is provided. Chefs create healthy meals that are specific to each client's dietary needs.

WHAT ALUMNI SAY

Four alumni provided Rehabs.com with positive feedback for Waismann Method Three of the four reviewers gave perfect five-star ratings for the facility's treatment effectiveness, accommodations and amenities, and meals and nutrition. All individuals praised staff. Alum Lynn wrote: "There was total respect for me as a patient, and a full understanding of my medical needs." Reviewer Jake added: "Opioid withdrawal is never pleasant or easy, but this is definitely the best treatment out there."

On Google, four reviewers gave Waismann Method perfect five-star ratings. K.K. wrote in a representative review: "It's just the best drug treatment around. Is different then everything else because they treat you really based on what you need." [1]

Six Yelp reviewers gave an average of 4.5 out of five stars to Waismann Method. Reviewers complimented the facility's staff and detoxification methods. [2]

WHAT FRIENDS & FAMILY SAY

Three loved ones surveyed by Rehabs.com also gave perfect five-star ratings to the facility's treatment effectiveness, accommodations, and quality of meals. Keel wrote in a representative review: "If all drug treatments could follow their lead on medical care, I don't see a reason to detox someone from heroin in any other way. The aftercare at Domus is a must, that really sealed the deal for us."

Three loved ones on Google gave Waismann Method five out of five stars and thanked the facility for saving lives.

WHAT STAFF SAY

Though Rehabs.com has not surveyed employees at Waismann Method at this time of writing, a former staff gave a positive review on Yelp. They wrote: “The 9 years I worked with them was the most satisfying of my physician assistant career. Patient care is individualized and very caring.” [1]

FINANCING

The Waismann Method rapid detox costs $17,800 to $22,800 for five to 10 days of treatment. The hospital does not accept insurance but does take cash, cashier's check, credit and debit cards, and a wire transfer. The facility also works with a lending service for payment plans.

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Published on December 2017

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What all treatment hopefully will be like in the near future. Saved my son from the gris of heroin addiction. Don't let people tell you that rapid detox is dangerous, I spent years scared of the only treatment that works. Dangerous is scaring people from a great treatment like the Waismann.

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First I am sorry it took your family so long to find an effective detoxification treatment for your son. People (especially on the addiction field) have a hard time accepting changes. Also, people need to understand that Rapid Detox is a medical procedure and not all rapid detox centers are the same. The anesthesia-assisted procedure is safe and effective when done carefully and in the hospital with the proper amount of time for pre-treatment and recuperation. Even "rapid" has a limit of how fast it can be. Anyway, I thank you for your kind words and wish your son a life full of health a happiness.

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I travel with my husband to California from the other side of the world because i heard ot was the best treatment for opiate painkillers in the world. It was definetly worth the trip and long hours on the flight.

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I am glad thing worked well for you and your husband. Wish you both a long-blessed life full of happiness and health.

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MY WIFE JUST FINISHED THE PROGRAM AND I CANT SAY ENOUGH THINGS ABOUT IT. SHE HAS BEEN A CHRONIC PAIN PATIENT FOR A DECADE AND DUE TO ALL THE NEW RESTRICTIONS, SHE HAD TO LOOK FOR A DRUG TREATMENT. THE THOUGHT OF HAVING TO BE IN A DRUG REHAB THROUGH HER INTO A HORRIBLE DEPRESSION. I SEARCHED FOR ALTERNATIVES AND FOUND THE WAISMANN CENTER. FROM THE FIRST TIME I SPOKE TO THEM, I KNEW THIS WAS DIFFERENT THEN WHAT WE BELIEVE A DRUG TREATMENT WOULD BE. THESE ARE REAL PROFESSIONAL THAT TOOK BETTER CARE OF MY WIFE THAN I COULD EVER EXPECTED. I AM COMMITED TO LET PEOPLE KNOE THAT THIS TREATMENT EXIST. THE COMBINATION OF THEIR RAPID DETOX AND THE DOMUS HOUSE, MADE THE TREATMENT PERFECT!

Official Facility Response

Dear Noel, We are so pleased we were able to help your wife have a better quality of life. We often treat pain patients that have never touched an illicit drug before and they feel so scared of the stigma that can fall on them, they simply delay getting help. I hope your words of encouragement will help others find the help they need. Thank you and may you both have a happy, healthy and long life. Warm Regards, Clare

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From A to Z just the best drug treatment out there. Finally a place where you are guided by professionals and not former patients. Also a treatment center where you are treated as a person and nobody uses the term "addict". We have finally reach some kind of progress in the drug treatment world. Thank you Waismann Rapid Detox staff. You guys are the bomb!

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Dear Jody, We are so pleased that we have been able to provide with such a great experience. We know how difficult drug treatment can be and how challenging opioid withdrawal is and we do our best to give patients the smoothest and most pleasant treatment. We wish you a continuous healthy and happy path, Warm Regards, Your friends at the Waismann Method®

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Ive worked with Waismann for 1.q years. The Waismann philosophy is to understand and take care of the needs of each individual patient - The staff are warm, respectful and professional. It’s been a privilege to work with such a dedicated and caring group helping people get through an important and vulnerable period.

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My cousin was there and said it was great!

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I am happy your cousin did well. Hope there will be lots of great succeeds ahead !!

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As a drug treatment it does not get much bettter!!

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Thank you for your kind words. We have been giving all our efforts for 20 years to offer the best rapid detox center in the country and also the best opioid detox treatment. Have a Blessed and Healthy Life!

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I delayed taking my son that had a heroin addiction because my sister had such a horrible experience at a Michigan tapid detox center. I can tell you that is not even the same procedure. The Waismann treatment is on a level of its own. From the time I spoke to someone on the phone to meeting Dr. at the hospital. I new my son was in good hands. If you are looking for rapid detox call the waismann detox, they will take good care of you.

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Dear Kate, I am Happy you finally found the right rapid detox or may I say the one that can give your child a taste of how life can be successful! Your commitment to your child is strong and admirable. May your family have lots of moments to celebrate ahead!!!

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I will be forever grateful the my these people. I have other of my sons back and today is the 2nd year anniversary of their children. They are both working and one even ran the marathon this year. For the parents that have lost hope out there, there is a solution. Don't let anyone tell you other wise.

Official Facility Response

Thank you for your kind words, Cindy. I am glad we were able to restore your hope in finding the right opioid treatment for your child. Hopefully, your review will also give guidance for parents with kids suffering from opioid addiction. May G-d Bless you and your beautiful family. Your friend at the Waismann.

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I’m back home already, they day I got to the Domos house (Friday) I ran 1/2 mile on the treadmill, then Saturday I ran a mile so I knew I was ready to go. It was great there, I wish I could have spent more time there, everyone was so accommodating and it really felt like they had their heart and soul into helping everyone there. I just wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to all of you. I forgot what it was like to have a clear head, my focus has returned, laser sharp, so much that it brought tears to my eyes today as I started working on some projects I had set aside for too long. If anyone is having any doubts about the effectiveness of this treatment I am here to tell you, it works and there is nothing to fear, you will be treated with kindness and dignity and you will get your spark back.

Official Facility Response

Testimonials like yours are what gives us the strength and desire to give our best to every patient that walks through our doors. May this be just the beginning of a healthy and happy life ahead. We are here for you. Thank you for your kind words! Waismann and Domus Staff

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Waismann Method is the future now, a Total game changer. I had triple back fusion and was on opiates for 8 years. I was experiencing opiate addiction pain, living in a downward spiral. The staff considered my medical condition & treated me with dignity & grace. The Waismann Method gave me my life back.

Official Facility Response

Thank you for your great review. It is our honor to be able to provide patients like you with a dignified and effective form of opioid treatment. We wish you a long healthy and happy life. God Bless! The Waismann Treatment Team

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WAISMANN is the best treatment if you have an opiate addiction, is that simple. Well worth every cent. After 20’years doing rapid detox, they know what they are doing and Domus, I have no words. Just a really cool place. If you have a pill or heroin addiction call these guys.👍

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Just incredibly great. From th hospital to the retreat,I could not ask for more.Life savers.

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Thank you Joe. May you have a life full of happiness and health.

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They handle all of their patients with the utmost care and make each patient a priority.

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As a medical opioid detox treatment, there is nothing of its kind. They are known for being the best rapid detox center for over 20 years, but they also have a number of other opioid addiction treatments.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to fill out the review. We wish you the best and we are here for you!

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From screening to discharge, the Waismann Method/Domus Retreat takes into account the individual needs of each client, individually.

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They are very professional very caring . Best of the best! Nurses are caring the doctor is very knowledgeable and great bedside manner. Staff is very compassionate and do not judge.

Let me start by saying that the Waismann Method is the best possible rapid detox treatment out there and gave us our family back. My brother couldn’t kick his addiction on his own and it was tearing my family apart. We tried everything and nothing stuck - until we found the Waismann Method. Since treatment, he has been completely clean! Rapid Detox helped to save his life and Domus was just that extra element that helped him really be ready and excited for a new life. The mental and emotional strength he gained from his stay at Domus allowed him to come back to his life and stand up to certain people and situations in a way he hasn’t been able to in years! The Waismann gave us our family back when we feared that may never happen. We are forever grateful.

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For heroin addiction this is the place to go. The rapid detox is good but how you feel in a couple of days is the real miracle. That creepy crawling feeling is gone. This Weismann rapid detox is really what they say it is.. Don’t be scared to get treatment, is really not so bad and heroin will rob you of everything!!! Call these people get off this junk.

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If I could give 100 stars I would.it saved a loved ones life. Not just the rapid detox was such a wonderful treatment for his heroin addiction, all the tests performed at the hospital let us know existing issues we were not aware. I don’t believe he would have survived a drug rehab without the medical care he received. To complete the program Domus Retreat was a golden key. Not just they helped him feel better, but emotionally he received such support. Anyone out there addicted to opiates, don’t even think of going anywhere else . These guys are pros!

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I am not sure why everyone don't go through detox with the WAismann treatment. Actually I don't understand why all opioid treatments don't follow their protocol. Between the detox, DOMUS house and the staff. I don't know what to say other than express pure gratitude. Opioid withdrawal is never pleasant or easy, but this is definitely the best treatment out there.

Official Facility Response

Dear Jake, Slowly but surely we are trying to change how people view and treat Opioid Use Disorder. There is no reason to allow someone to go through the unnecessary suffering or risks related to an opioid withdrawal when they can medically be assisted. Hopefully, in the near future, people will see addiction as a medical and treatable condition. Best Regards, Clare

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My step son was there after 6 miserable years of drug rehabs for heroin addiction. Once I took him to California and met the doctors at the hospital, I knew this was another level of drug treatment. The repetitiive sayings that I kept getting from rehabs was not there. If someone else told my wife to let him hit bottom one more time, Im not sure what I was going to do. These people went to real universities and are professionals. I paid a quarter of a million in rehabs to hear how many years the treating people had done drugs. Insanity! Anyway its been 8 months and I need to say these guys save his life. Sure there are other emotional issues he is dealing with, but he goes to a therapist with credentials, not people that have long term drug use as a speciality. Listen, you can always find wholes in everything and things are not perfect, but from what available it was the best drug treatment I found, especially when you are dealing with an evil drug such as heroin. If you a parent and you are going through the hell I did with drug addiction in your family, please give these guys a try. I know is not cheap and California is not always so close ,but let me tell you ,well worth it. I hope this can help someone out there.

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Dear Bob, When we read testimonials like this, it makes us feel that our commitment to provide our patients with the best rapid detox and opioid treatment in the country, is being met. Although our job is never complete and we are constantly striving to do better, it is an honor to know, we have been able to help someone find the path to an opioid-free life. May G-d Bless you and your family today and all the years to come. Best, Waismann Method Team

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I have been stuck on opiates for 12 years almost. I am 28 years old I finally hit my breaking point I couldn't take it anymore. I was suck on Percocet from my wisdom teeth being pulled out from 16 years old to about 24 years old I was on all types of different pain meds Percocets Hydrocodone OxyContin up to 600mg daily. It felt doll but that's was i wanted to feel. At 24 years I went to a detox/pain management doctor which gave me the cure of Suboxone bullshit worst thing ever. I switch to Suboxone because Dr. said it was the cure. It will make you better yet what a crock of crud to tell you what for 12 years I have been in a jail cell from this opiate problem. The waismann method will save your life it's the only cured there is want your life back do this treatment. 100% cure and I'm not just saying this it's the effing truth. The staff is amazing every single person that works here are so humble. All understanding counselors that help me or you get out from that jail cell I been locked in for so many years. 12 years I thought I had addiction all along just something simple OCD and anxiety. The therapist / psychotherapist helps you get to the root of the problem amazing guy 110%. The genius MD has perfected this treatment. Regular addiction rehab's detoxes are just maintenance. thank you everybody that works there from top to bottom.I GOT MY LIFE BACK

Official Facility Response

Dear Abdel, Thank you for your kind words towards the Waismann treatment staff and most of all, thank you for sharing your inspiring story with those who see no hope. It is mind-boggling the number of patients we treat, that like yourself were given Suboxone by treatment providers, just to find themselves dependent on another opioid. Your success and gratitude will give others hope and strength to look for treatment. I wish you a healthy, happy and blessed life ahead. From your friends in California.

Just finished the Waisman detox in California. They are the best rapid detox center out there. I spent 10 grand in a dump In Michigan that almost killed me . I was so sick for weeks. Hey people don't try to save money in cheap places, save your life. These guys know what they are doing in California .

Official Facility Response

Dear Jerry, A success story like yours is what make us keep fighting for a better quality of care in the opioid dependence field. As you experienced, Rapid Detox has to be done responsibly, in an adequate facility and with enough allowed time for the metabolism to stabilize. I am glad you kept seeking help after having a bad experience in another center. We are here for you and wish you a life full of health and happiness.

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I am a pain patient in my 60s that has gone through numerous surgeries and found myself addicted to painkillers. I had been to an exclusive rehab where I felt ashamed, judged, and not cared about. I was then referred to the Waismann Method by my physician, and I can attest to the exceptional medical care. There was total respect for me as a patient, and a full understanding of my medical needs. I was treated just like I needed to be treated. I was successful and it's been almost 2 years. I will be forever grateful for these people. I was in the hospital for three days and one week at their incredible recovery retreat where they treated me with such respect and compassion I can't even start describing it because it would take pages and pages. A year later when I feel like some TLC, I think of the memories of the people that cared for me. If you have a problem with painkillers and if you are looking for the best treatment out there, give them a call, it's worth it.

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Dear Lynn, We are grateful for your kind words and extremely happy with your success. Words like yours is what makes us try to everyday do better for our patients. Wishing you a healthy and happy life ahead. Your friends at the Waismann and Domus

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The Waismann treatment is almost a miracle.The whole process from the hospital to Domus is outstanding. My son was there after numerous treatments for heroin addiction. If all drug treatments could follow their lead on medical care, I don't see a reason to detox someone from heroin in any other way. The aftercare at Domus is a must, that really sealed the deal for us. These people give you complete care and everyone receives what they need. There was not set schedules or treatment, which was surprising, but a success. I just pray that everyone that needs can get the help with the rapid detox at the Waismann center. It's worth it!!

Official Facility Response

Dear Keel, I am so happy we were able to help your son. Sometimes, especially with young adults, all they need is to be heard and feel understood. They often feel such anxiety and insecurity regarding their emotions and thoughts. Drug rehabs tend to group these young men together and focus solely on the addiction. The problem with that is that addiction is the symptom of a problem that was not dealt with adequately. When you focus on the addiction, you miss the opportunity to see the patient. I am glad we reached him and wish him a healthy, happy and productive life. All the best for you and your family!

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My son went to Waismann Method for opiate dependency. He was treated as a patient, not a drug addict, and was successfully treated with their medical detox, in addition to time at their aftercare facility. He received one on one counseling, along with personal care. He is back to society, clean and sober, doing extremely well.

Official Facility Response

Dear Mike, Thank you for such an inspiring post. Lots of young adults are feeling hopelessness, due to so many failed treatment attempts. When Rapid Detox is performed responsibly and in the right facility, it can absolutely provide people with the freedom of opiate dependence they so wish for. May your son remain healthy and have a long and happy life ahead of him.

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