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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.

Clare Waismann

Clare Waismann, RAS / SUDCC

Waismann Method® is named after its founder Clare Waismann, a Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor and Registered Addiction Specialist. Mrs. Waismann aims to provide patients suffering from opioid use disorder with the most humane and effective detoxification programs. Treatment programs without preconceived ideas or protocols.

“Instead of focusing on the condition, health care professionals should hear, see and understand each individual’s unique health needs.” – C. Waismann.

For over two decades, Clare has advocated against the unfair stigma and negative preconceived ideas associated with addiction and mental illness.

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Michael H. Lowenstein, MPH, M.D.

The medical director of the Waismann Method® treatment center for opiate dependence, Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, administers all rapid detoxification treatments. He has been performing the WAISMANN METHOD RAPID DETOX treatment for over 23 years and has helped thousands of patients overcome opiate dependence.

Dr. Lowenstein is a renowned expert in the field of pain management. He has board certifications from the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and the American Board of Anti-aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine.

Dr. Lowenstein is widely sought-after for his ability to connect with patients and recognize their needs, as well as his comprehensive approach to detoxification. He understands his patients’ desire to feel better and comfortable in their bodies, regardless of chronic pain, emotional or mental issues, functional imbalances. As a result, his approach to these issues starts with administering safe and humane medical detoxification, followed by addressing physical and emotional health improvements to achieve health and balance. This approach usually includes exercise, improved diet, positive lifestyle changes, normalizing sleep, and more.

Dr. Lowenstein desires to help patients make appropriate physical, mental, and emotional health choices while restoring their bodies’ proper function. His efforts have led him to become a leader in the field of opiate detoxification and pain management. In addition to Waismann Method®, Dr. Lowenstein heads a comprehensive pain management clinic in Southern California.

Dr. Lowenstein is a graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, Irvine. He enjoys yoga, meditation, Pilates, rowing, and beach volleyball.

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Client Testimonials

This place gave me my life back!! Methadone takes over 30 days to get out of your system and they got it out in one day!! The people there are literally miracle workers!! Go here and keep up with your Vivitrol and you can be free and clean!! I would give this place 10stars if I could ❤❤❤❤

Leah Love

If I could give one hundred stars, it wouldn't be enough. Not just only are they the best in rapid detox, but medically they are as thorough and as responsible as physicians can be. From the heroin detox to their after-care, my family member received top-level care. If you have an issue with heroin addiction, look no further, these guys are pros.

Michael Hold