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Prescription Drug Abuse Affects Millions

A large majority of the patients we treat with The Waismann Method are victims of physical or emotional pain. These patients have a long-standing history of migraine headaches, neck pain, back pain, anxiety, depression, trauma or other disorder beyond their control. We've heard the same story hundreds of times. Most of our patients report suffering from pain and being prescribed opiate painkillers. Before long they realize that, through no fault of their own, they are dependent upon or addicted to the medication.

Opiate dependency is a central nervous system disorder, caused by continuous opiate intake. After prolonged opiate use, the nerve cells in the brain, which would otherwise produce endogenous opiates (natural painkillers, or endorphins), cease to function normally. The body stops producing endorphins because it is receiving opiates instead. The degeneration of these nerve cells results in the user's physical dependency to an external supply of opiates. Abrupt or sudden abstinence from opiates induces yet another traumatic disorder - withdrawal syndrome.

Until now, most treatments for opiate addiction have been based on unnecessary suffering. Many programs use replacement opiates like Methadone and Suboxone. These drugs also contain opiates that could eventually require second detoxification. These substitutes cause the patient to go through the same opiate withdrawals that they wanted to eliminate in the first place. Patients who delay seeking treatment for fear of withdrawal or judgment from society and traditional treatment centers will find themselves on a rollercoaster of shame, guilt and fear. The symptoms of opiate withdrawal may include rapid heart beat, high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, muscle pain, bone pain, diarrhea, vomiting, goose bumps, involuntary leg movements, watery eyes, runny nose, loss of appetite, irritability, panic, nausea, chills and sweating. Anxiety over these painful symptoms prevents many patients from getting well.

With The Waismann Method of detoxification under anesthesia, patients can return to their productive life within days instead of weeks, as with traditional methods. We utilize intravenous sedatives and medications in a safe, accredited hospital where patients are cared for around the clock. Once they wake up, patients are no longer physically dependent on opiates and they are unaware of the withdrawal that occurred during the procedure. With the leading safety record in the field of rapid detox, the Waismann Method has pioneered the treatment of opiate dependency. The program offers patients the chance to return to a productive life in days. Our anesthesiologists are also world-renowned experts in pain management, just one of many reasons we maintain the highest success rate in the field of opiate dependency. We know you didn't choose to have an opiate dependence or addiction. In most cases, it just sneaks up on you. Our program is dedicated to serving you with the utmost compassion. We won't shame or guilt you into recovery. We will treat you in a humane and effective manner.

For more information about Waismann Method's rapid detox treatment for prescription drug addiction, call us during business hours at (310) 205-0808 or (888) 987-HOPE. After-hours or on weekends, call us at (310) 927-7155.

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