Navigation Links
Waismann Method Survey Reveals Dependency Risk for People Using,Suboxone

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 31, 2007 - The Waismann Method today announced findings from an online survey of Suboxone users, indicating that 66 percent of individuals currently taking Suboxone, also known as Subutex or Buprenorphine, believe they cannot stop taking the drug without assistance, indicating a physical dependency. Suboxone is often prescribed to treat dependency to opiates including OxyContin, Vicodin, Lortab or Fentanyl. Because Suboxone is 50 percent opiate in composition, it helps alleviate painful withdrawal symptoms caused by the original opiate, but still remains a replacement therapy that substitutes one opiate-based drug with another, according to Clare Waismann, addiction specialist for the Waismann Method.

"Patients are under the misconception that because this drug is prescribed by their doctors that it is a cure for their physical dependency to opiates," said Waismann. "Doctors need to be honest with their patients, letting them know that Suboxone will not eliminate their dependency to opiates and actually can be habit forming. In addition, regulation of drug marketing needs to be tougher, so that people know exactly what to expect."

Other key findings from the survey include:

-- Forty-seven percent of respondents said they weren't told by their doctors that they could develop a physical dependency to Suboxone

-- Fifty percent of respondents were told by their doctors that Suboxone is a cure for opiate dependency

-- Forty-nine percent said they have tried without success to stop taking Suboxone

-- Thirty-seven percent reported being addicted to OxyContin when they were prescribed Suboxone

"We are treating alarming numbers of people suffering dependencies to Suboxone, who assumed they were treating one dependency and ended up developing a new one," said Waismann. "Rather than write prescriptions, the addiction community should dir ect their efforts towards helping patients understand that relapse is not part of recovery. In addition, the antiquated notion that addiction is an incurable disease and belief that 'once an addict, always an addict,' needs to be dispelled. Patients are tired of being hostages of a belief that they must be eternally dependent on treatments and maintenance drugs. We must stop applying judgment, and start offering an effective solution that will keep them from returning to the treatment centers time after time."

To speak with Clare Waismann or a former Suboxone user, please contact Katie Williams at 619-234-0345 or

For more information about the Waismann Method, visit To schedule an interview please contact Katie Williams at 619-234-0345 or

About the Waismann Method

Drs. Clifford A. Bernstein is the medical director of Anesthesia Assisted Medical Opiate Detoxification Inc. (A.A.M.O.D.). A.A.M.O.D. uses the exclusive Waismann Method of Neuro-Regulation to treat opiate dependency. Performed in a hospital intensive care unit, the Waismann Method involves cleansing opiate receptors in a patient's brain of the narcotics while the patient is under anesthesia, reversing the chemical imbalance. During the procedure, the patient will experience minimal conscious withdrawal, and will be able to return home within days. Over 65 percent of the patients who are treated with the Waismann Method remain drug free after one year. The Waismann Foundation, founded by Clare Waismann, is headquartered in Beverly Hills, Calif.


Katie Williams, 619-234-0345


Related medicine technology :

1. Waismann Method Survey Reveals 65 Percent of Women Seeking Opiate Dependency Treatment Are Mothers
2. New Point-of-Care Methods to Measure Coronary and Cerebrovascular Risk
3. Researchers Discover Method for Identifying How Cancer Evades the Immune System
4. Second Successful Quigley QR-443 Study Suggests Method of Action Relevant to Broad Range of Chronic Inflammatory Diseases - Human Study to Follow -
5. In New Study, Duloxetine Was Equally Effective, Regardless of Switch Method, in Reducing Painful Symptoms in Ssri Non- or Partial-responders with Depression
6. International ENDORSE Study Shows That the Majority of Hospitalized Patients Surveyed are at Risk for VTE and Many do not Receive Recommended VTE prophylaxis
7. Women Well-Informed About Breast Cancer, Yet Lacking Knowledge About Current Treatments, New Survey Finds
8. Hypertension Education Foundation Survey Results Announced At American Society For Hypertension Annual Meeting Suggests Improved Control Of High Blood Pressure, But Misconceptions Still Exist
9. Survey: Migraine Patients Taking Potentially Addictive Barbiturate or Opioid Medications Not Approved by FDA as Migraine Treatments
10. New Survey Finds Troubling Data on American Asthma Sufferers
11. Survey Reveals Significant Public Lack of Diabetes Awareness
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... BOULDER, Colo. , Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... announced that its Chief Executive Officer, Ron ... Annual Healthcare Conference in New York.  The public ... a webcast on the Array BioPharma website.Event:Piper Jaffray ... OfficerDate:  , Wednesday, December 2, 2015Time:1:30 p.m. Eastern ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  DILON Diagnostics and GE ... an agreement for DILON to distribute GE,s Discovery NM750b ... globe. The signing of this distribution agreement will provide Dilon,s ... Breast Imaging system and is considered an initial step ... healthcare solutions for clinicians and their patients. ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... . --> ... Latest Guidebook for Chinese Medical Device GMP Regulations ... November 2015 to the medical devices market data ... . China ... economies with a fifth population in the world, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 25, 2015 , ... ... announced that it has undertaken significant expansion of its current state of the ... is part of PharmaTech’s strategy to increase its manufacturing capacity as well as ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... Since its launch in ... involving adult stem cell therapies to patients with chronic degenerative medical conditions. Now, ... a Registered Trademark (RTM). , Organizations are required to hold a registered trademark ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... Eric C. Seidel, DMD and ... of the revolutionary BIOLASE WaterLase iPlus 2.0™ system. This advanced laser technology uses ... a dentist in Gettysburg, PA . From routine visits to cosmetic treatments, ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... of all charitable donations are made in the last five weeks of the year ... #GivingTuesday was created in 2012 to connect the nation’s charities with those individuals who ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... DMG Productions announced that they will ... first quarter 2016 via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. , Aphria, Inc., ... in the business of producing and supplying medical marijuana pursuant to the Marijuana for ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):