1994 [Israel] The world’s first medical unit dedicated to treating opioid dependency in an ICU
1995 [Italy] Dr. Waismann treats 300 patients in 3 days in Operation Hope effort
1997 [Israel] The first int’l ANR workshop is attended by doctors from around the worldShow more +
CONFRONTING THE OPIOID CRISIS
Dr. Waismann’s Story
Born in Brazil, Dr. Waismann initially started his medical career as a surgeon and trauma specialist. Later he added to his training intensive care management.
ON OPIOID ADDICTION...
Failing to provide a better solution, the suffering is justified for its so-called “therapeutic value”. This process prevents patients from seeking treatment, and among those who do seek treatment, many drop out. Worst of all, is that the minority that does complete the treatment is likely to relapse, and as a result, will be more reluctant to seek treatment again.