Why ANR is effective while Rapid Detox is not?
Addiction stems from neuroadaptation. Neuroadaptation is the body’s ability to create chemical responses to function normally in the presence of a newly introduced substance.
When a new substance is introduced to the human body, the body reacts by releasing different chemicals. These chemicals help the body respond appropriately to the newly introduced substance. This response is crucial for the body to keep itself balanced.
Following continuous exposure to the substance, the body will begin to self-regulate chemical responses to maintain balance – establishing dependency.
This consistent chemical response becomes automatic and is the body’s new “normal”. If the intake of the new substance is interrupted, the body will still release the chemical response. This can cause unpleasant symptoms, and the process is known as withdrawal syndrome.
Dr. Waismann redefined opioid dependency treatment and developed the concept of Rapid Detox in the 90s. However, Rapid Detox cannot correct the critical chemical imbalance. Due to Dr. Waismann’s success, this method of opioid dependency treatment was widely, and quickly, adopted which led to facilities implementing Rapid Detox without enough information to perform it safely. As a result, Rapid Detox has yielded poor results and serious complications have been widely reported. Some Rapid Detox clinics have promoted their services with high levels of effectiveness and successful results. However, they simultaneously have a high record of complications, including cases of death.
Rapid Detox has been unsuccessful partly due to the inappropriate use of Naltrexone, an opiate antagonist. Naltrexone is often used for the wrong reasons and at the wrong dosages. When Rapid Detox clinics use Naltrexone, there is often no regard for the needs of each individual patient.
For example, imagine if all diabetes patients were treated with the exact same amount of insulin. The medication would not be effective for everyone and could cause life-threatening complications if not managed correctly.
While they are still regularly promoted, Detox or Rapid Detox procedures are treatments from the past. Rapid Detox is becoming less relevant as ANR becomes more widely available.
ANR relies on science-based medicine and 30 years of clinical experience from Dr. Waismann, who identified the biological roots of opioid dependency in the 90’s. A major benefit of ANR includes the ability to assess the Endorphin-Receptor balance. ANR’s success is directly related to our ability to evaluate the endorphin-receptor balance of each individual. This allows us to bring each patient to their optimal chemical balance, giving them the ability to resume their lives free from dependency. This is the most profound difference between ANR and any other treatment. A dependence-free life is what we can achieve with the ANR technique.
As of today, ANR is the only treatment that addresses the roots of opioid dependency. In summary, withdrawals and cravings can be reversed with modern medicine and individual endorphin-receptor evaluation.
The challenge remains to provide science-based education, knowledge, and treatment to heroin, methadone, and other opiate-dependent patients.