Waismann Method Offers Safe and Alternative Treatment for Dependency to Ambien

December 8, 2009

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ — The Waismann Method, a pioneering medical opiate detoxification procedure, offers one of the most advanced medical procedures worldwide with the medical expertise and advanced technology to treat dependencies to Zolpidem, a prescription medication widely used for the short-term treatment of insomnia and prescribed under trade names including Ambien and Edluar. The Waismann Method of Rapid Ambien Detox involves a safe, medically-assisted treatment to Ambien addiction in a hospital setting. This approach offers patients an alternative to traditional Ambien detoxification, which even when done gradually, can be extremely dangerous and even life threatening.

“Sleep problems are common in today’s society. Ambien and other prescription sleep aids can help insomnia, but should only be taken as an interim resolution,” said Dr. Michael Lowenstein, co-director for the Waismann Method. “When Ambien is taken for an extended period of time or in high doses, users can develop a tolerance to the drug, making it habit forming. Misuse of Ambien can potentially lead to short-term memory loss as well as bizarre side effects such as binge eating or sleepwalking.”

Ambien, the brand name of Zolpidem, is a non-narcotic sleep aid meant for short-term treatment. It is considered a Schedule IV Controlled Substance in the U.S. and is a central nervous system depressant which slows normal brain activity. The sedative is also considered a hypnotic with effects similar to drugs in the benzodiazepine family such as Xanax, though they are molecularly different. Ambien can impair thinking and reaction time so users should avoid tasks that require alertness, such as driving or operating machinery.

According to Lowenstein, if a user develops a tolerance to Ambien and attempts to abruptly discontinue use, serious withdrawal symptoms can arise including insomnia, fatigue, panic attacks, stomach cramps, muscle cramps, sweating, shaking and seizures. Gradually decreasing daily intake is the best way to wean from Ambien, but many people need medically-supervised treatment. “Trying to detox on your own can be dangerous and should be supervised in a medical setting where withdrawal can be managed,” Lowenstein adds.

Medically assisted withdrawal using Rapid Ambien Detox enables individuals to safely and comfortably reverse their dependence without difficult and prolonged withdrawal. The Waismann Method of Rapid Ambien Detox takes approximately seven to ten days, as opposed to traditional detoxification methods that require 30 to 90 days or more, and can be administered alone or concurrently with deep sedation detoxification from opiates.

Patients in the Waismann program are supervised closely in a hospital setting to maximize success and safety. All Waismann Method physicians are Board Certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Addiction Medicine. Treatment is tailored to the unique medical needs of each individual patient.

To learn more about Rapid Ambien Detox or the Waismann Method call 1-800-423-2482 or visit www.opiates.com.

About The Waismann Method

Performed in a hospital, the Waismann Method involves the administration of medications to reverse the physiological dependence on opiates or Zolpidem while the symptoms of withdrawal are addressed. During the procedure, the patient experiences minimal withdrawal, and will be able to return home within days. Seventy-five percent of the prescription drug dependent patients who are treated with the Waismann Method remain drug free after one year.

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