Why Rapid Detox is Outdated Compared to ANR
Dr. Waismann, who pioneered Rapid Detox 25 years ago, redefined the treatment and has achieved unparalleled worldwide success with ANR.
It’s essential to understand what treatment methods are most effective in overcoming opioid addiction. Twenty-four thousand treatments worldwide have shown that Accelerated Neuro-Regulation (ANR) works better than any other treatment options, including:
- Rapid detox
- Ultra-rapid detox
- Traditional drug rehab
- Home remedies
First, we must have a basic understanding of how the brain functions normally and how it changes after being exposed to drugs over time.
The History of Ultra Rapid Detox Treatment
In the 1990s, Dr. Andre Waismann redefined opioid dependency treatment and developed the rapid detox and Ultra Rapid Opioid Detoxification treatments (UROD). Due to Dr. Waismann’s success, these methods of dependency treatment became widely and quickly adopted, which led to facilities using rapid detox without enough knowledge or experience to perform it effectively and safely.
Rapid detox was a groundbreaking development at the time and can be credited for helping many individuals with their addiction. It paved the way for further research and development in the field of addiction and laid a foundation for far more advanced techniques and methods such as ANR.
While Dr. Waismann himself took great care to perform rapid detox properly, others did not take the time to learn the necessary information to perform the procedure as safely and effectively as possible. Some rapid detox clinics promote their services as having high levels of success, but they fail to mention the equally high amount of complications experienced.
Rapid detox has been unsuccessful partly due to the incorrect use of naltrexone, an opiate antagonist. Naltrexone is often misused and at the incorrect dosages as there is no regard for each patient’s individual needs or the brain’s endorphin-receptor balance.
Today, we know that rapid detox cannot correct the critical chemical imbalance present in the brain of someone who has abused opioids – it merely manages the secondary effects of drug addiction, which present as symptoms of withdrawal. While still very much promoted as an effective for addiction, rapid detox is outdated and is not nearly as effective as Accelerated Neuro-Regulation or ANR.
“Advanced Rapid Detox” in Pontiac, MI is excluded from the above comparison as they practice their treatment with adequate medical care.
Rapid Detox Centers
There are more than 80 rapid detox and anesthesia assisted facilities around the world, some of which have even resorted to using Dr. Waismann’s name and reputation to promote their center. It is important to note that Dr. Andre Waismann, is only associated with the ANR clinics around the world.
Dr. Waismann is the world’s leading authority in the field of addiction and substance abuse; ANR is the sole method for opioid dependence that he supports and performs.
There are currently 3 ANR centers:
- Naples, Florida
- Thun, Switzerland
- Tbilisi, Georgia.
The field of addiction medicine is evolving, and with new research comes new information. As a medical professional who has dedicated his career to helping individuals overcome addiction, Dr. Waismann abandoned any practices involving rapid detox or UROD nearly 30 years ago. His current practice revolves around ANR, which has proven to be extremely safe and effective for thousands of patients.
Overcome Addiction Quickly Without Rapid Opiate Detox
Detoxification or detoxication (detox for short) is the physiological or medicinal removal of toxic substances from a living organism, including the human body, which is mainly carried out by the liver.
Although rapid detoxification is generally deemed unsafe, in large part due to the negligence of providers, it is clear why anyone would want to beat their addiction as fast as possible.
ANR can be performed in over a weekend and is incredibly safe thanks to our access to modern ICU medical equipment, a highly qualified team of trained medical professionals, and a proven worldwide method that addresses the biological root cause of opioid dependence.
Entering a 90 day or other long term inpatient rehab program is not realistic for most people between family and work obligations. With ANR, it is possible to get back to living within days without fear of relapse or dangerous side effects. No other opiate addiction treatment, namely rapid detox therapy, can promise such results.
Relapses After Rapid Detox
It is never recommended to stop opioids suddenly, especially if not under proper medical supervision. The brain is in a state of imbalance and withdrawal symptoms will appear shortly after disrupting its new ‘normal’.
During active withdrawal, you will likely experience the following physical symptoms:
- Elevated heart and respiration rates
- Increased body temperature
- Body chills and cold sweats
- Nausea and vomiting
- Runny nose, and watery eyes.
You may also experience degraded mental health with symptoms such as:
- Depression and mental health problems
- Trouble thinking clearly
The duration of all symptoms will depend on what type of opioid was being abused and at what dosage.
Let’s take heroin for example. Rapid detox tries to ‘wash’ the heroin out of the body as quickly as possible. Sometimes general anesthesia is used to help the patient going through withdrawals, but this doesn’t address the root of the problem causing opioid craving.
As it is left in a state of imbalance, the brain may still crave drugs. But it will NOT be able to tolerate the same amount of opioids as before. If an individual begins to experience withdrawal symptoms after rapid detox, the likelihood of relapse increases as they may take more opioids in an attempt to avoid active withdrawal and recovery.
Rapid Detox Cost
The cost of rapid detox can start in the thousands and go as high as $24,000~ USD. For what we now know to be a relatively risky treatment option, it can be a high price to pay to undergo a rapid detox procedure, especially with no guarantee of long term success.
Advanced Neuro-Regulation, however, promises to eliminate opioid dependence with zero complications or side effects. Since the treatment revolves around rebalancing the endorphin-receptor system, our clients wake up with no cravings, as the neurobiological cause of cravings and dependency is resolved.
Drug addiction treatment such as rapid detox or rehab programs may be the single most important financial investment or insurance an individual will ever make. Because rapid detox only manages withdrawal symptoms and does not treat the actual root cause of drug addiction.
Choosing ANR Over Rapid Detox
ANR relies on science-based medicine and 30 years of clinical and health care experience from Dr. Waismann, who identified the biological root cause of opioid dependency in the 1990s. While rapid detox was considered a great feat at the time, Dr. Waismann’s profound experience and further research has led him to denounce rapid detox for opioid treatment and led to the development of ANR.
ANR’s greatest advantage is the ability to restore each person’s endorphin-receptor balance in the brain, on an individual level. This scientific technique has allowed us to bring each patient we treat to an optimal chemical balance. Ultimately, individuals who receive the ANR treatment method can resume a life free of opioid dependence.
As of today, ANR is the only treatment that addresses the root cause of opioid dependency. ANR proves that withdrawals and cravings can be physically reversed with modern medicine and individual endorphin-receptor evaluation.
Out of Dr. Waismann’s determination for better patient outcomes than what rapid detox could achieve, ANR was born. ANR has helped over 24,000 people overcome their dependence on opioid drugs without relapsing.
The ANR Clinic remains committed to providing science-based research, education, and treatment to individuals battling opioid dependence or addiction, their families, and fellow medical professionals in the field of opioid addiction treatment.
If you have tried quitting opioids or have undergone rapid detox only to relapse, please know it is not your fault. Opioid dependence is not a matter of character or willpower, but that of a biological imbalance. ANR can restore not only the brain’s balance but hope for a future free from drugs.