One Doctor's Desire to Heal Those Who Others Scorn
Today’s society is over saturated with media.
A tragedy becomes front-page news and everyone feels the need to know the gory details. Extreme negative attention is placed on those addicted to drugs and opiates. They are judged for their illness rather than empathized for their struggles. Suffering from opiate dependence is not something anyone would willingly choose.
The pain that stems from being addicted to opiates, however, cannot compare to the pain endured to cure oneself of such an addiction. Dr. Waismann recognizes this pain and suffering and the stigma that society places on these individuals. In his mission statement, he writes about his views on opiate dependency. “Its victims are not viewed as patients, but more usually – as outlaws. Society has pushed them to the gutters and the dark alleys of life, in an attempt to protect itself from them.”
The old standby treatment for opiate addiction would mainly consist of a long arduous detox program in which the person experiences the pain of withdrawal symptoms for days on end. In some cases doctors have claimed that this pain is therapeutic and serves to teach the patient a lesson.
Feeling so strongly that there had to be a better way to treat opiate addiction, Dr. Waismann worked long and hard to create a ground breaking new treatment called Accelerated Neuroregulation (ANR). Dedicated to serving each individual on an independent basis, the treatment allows patients to be freed from withdrawals and cravings at once, a therapeutic goal that is not even considered with other existing treatment methods; for each patient to be treated based on his or her symptoms and specific medical and drug histories. The patient remains unconscious during this treatment, which Dr. Waismann has reduced from days down to mere hours. The patient will suffer very little during this safe but effective process and will wake up without symptoms of withdrawal.
It is refreshing to see that not everyone judges and allows harsh treatments for these patients, believing they need to be taught, “a lesson.” Dr. Waismann truly believes in the ‘do no harm’ oath.
Please contact us to learn more about the ANR treatment or how to recognize the signs of opiate dependence.