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The Opioid Crisis: An Epidemic? A National Catastrophe? Call It What You Will

May 7, 2019

by Dr. Andre Waismann
April 8, 2019

John, Tom Jane, Steve and Mary. Just names. Names of brothers, sisters, sons, daughters and friends who passed away prematurely today. They are victims of moral prejudice, ignorance and greed.

THERE IS NO EPIDEMIC.

There is just a flashing red neon sign at the main entrance to the halls of modern medicine that reads: “NO ENTRANCE FOR OPIOID DEPENDANTS: Men or women, children or newborns, pain patients or war veterans.”

Almost 30 years ago, I was faced with opioid dependent patients for the first time. Luckily, I was not prepared and had no previous education in this field. At the time, in a rather naïve way, I felt that it was a disease; an illness.

I began searching in medical textbooks and my findings were totally opposed to what I had been told by “addiction professionals” and “experts” in the field.

The roots of the illness were clear to me. Based on my research, I started developing a medical approach to reverse the illness.

It became obvious that detoxification, rapid or not, could not actually reverse the illness. The treatment objective, or goal, should be neuro-regulation or modification. In other words, to reestablish a normal balance between endorphins and receptors.

There are no addictive personalities, no weak personalities, and no addictive compulsive behavior. Those are just secondary effects of the untreated primary illness. Once endorphins and receptors are regulated, the withdrawal and the cravings will no longer exist. The patients will be healed.

Since then, I have successfully treated over 20,000 patients worldwide in an effective, safe, and human way.

Any good critical care physician or anesthesiologist with the right hospital and technology can do the same. But first, they must turn off the neon sign of, “NO ENTRANCE!”

Once again in the history of mankind, moral prejudice and greed are claiming the lives of millions around the globe.

Bob Dylan said, and I allow myself to quote:

“How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn’t see?…How many deaths will it take ‘til he knows that too many people have died?”

And I say: The answer is NOT blowing in the wind.

The answer is in fighting for human dignity.

The answer is allowing patients into modern medicine.

The answer is to stop feeding the epidemic by finding what is not working.

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