Continuous opiate intake causes dependency, which is a central nervous system disorder; the main symptoms of this disorder being Withdrawal Syndrome and Cravings. Modern medicine and science have illuminated and blatantly made apparent that opioid dependency has a damaging and altering effect on the central nervous system as a direct consequence of the drug-induced neuro-adaption, neuro-receptor, and endorphin-receptor dysregulation from habitual opioid use.
Dr. Waismann's ANR Method (Accelerated Neuroregulation) reverses both the opiate dependency and its symptoms. ANR reverses dependency on Heroin, Methadone, Suboxone, Subutex, and prescription opiate medications using an effective, safe, and humane treatment.
Accelerated Neuro-Regulation (ANR) or sometimes also referred to as Accelerated Neuro-Modulation, is a method that addresses the fundamental neuro-pathophysiologic derangement caused by opiate dependency. In other words, ANR addresses the central disturbance caused by the dependency.
Accelerated Neuro-Regulation addresses opioid dependency treatment from this perspective to achieve the therapeutic goal of returning the central nervous system, most imperatively the brain, to its normal endorphin-receptor equilibrium. It does this by producing a state of neuronal, endorphin-receptor balance via modulation or re-regulation at the cellular and neuro-chemical level. It is essential for therapy to occur at this level in order to alleviate the compulsive drug seeking behavior that is exhibited by all addicts as a direct result of cravings or drug hunger.
Restoration of the neuro-chemical and neuro-physiologic balance is the science behind ANR. ANR begins with the premise that examines opioid dependency based on the pathophysiology and neuropharmacology vis-a-vis normal brain function, specifically the interaction and relationship that would normally exist prior to the neuro-adaptation and alteration that has now ensued from opioid abuse.
In general, all individuals produce natural endorphins in their bodies. Production is mediated by a variety of factors, in particular, external and internal stimuli or signals such as pain, excitement, fear, anger, exertion, emotions, thought, intellectual stimulations, physical exercise, sexual activates, etc.
For the most part, the body produces adequate amounts of endorphin commensurate to the stimuli. Once the stimuli have subsided or been extinguished endorphin levels return to baseline levels, which are often negligible and biologically "insignificant".
Individuals who develop an opioid habit, through use of exogenous opioid suppress natural opioid production while simultaneously inducing the central nervous system to increase the number of active endorphin/opioid receptors. With increasing use and abuse this develops into a self-perpetuating vicious cycle. More and more receptors are induced and the individual requires greater amounts of opioids/narcotics to quench his neuro-biochemical demand.
In other words, tolerance has developed; moreover, the increase in the number of endorphin/opioid receptors load is now associated with a bio-physical and neuro-chemical ravenous hunger called cravings. Unless the endorphin-receptor balance is restored to its original state, the addict is doomed to a life of suffering, relapse and dependency.
The ANR method's therapeutic goal is returning the central nervous system into balance by modulating the central nervous system to decrease receptor production and allow the body to resume proper endorphin production while also permitting the metabolizing and elimination of unnecessary exogenous opioid.
It is in achieving this cellular, neuro-chemical and endorphin-receptor re-balance that renders the bio-physical cravings or drug hunger obsolete and irrelevant. The ANR treatment and method is conducted under general anesthesia to eliminate suffering and virtually guarantees that all patients will undergo treatment eliminating the chance of drop-out (as experienced with most conventional treatment programs or rehab facilities). This inherent benefit increases the success rate of ANR dramatically.
During the treatment period and while under general anesthesia, physical withdrawal is induced and the process of accelerated neuro-regulation is begun. Neuro-chemical and endorphin-receptors are re-regulated and modulated to their "pre-addiction" state.
The process is monitored by the physician, an anesthesiologist using ICU monitors that display real-time vital signs. In addition, the anesthesiologist is continuously observing and reassesses the progress and physiologic status of the patient through physical examination with the aid of sophisticated ICU monitors that measure blood pressure, oxygen saturation in the blood, central nervous system responses, and electrocardiogram to evaluate the heart, pulmonary function and fluid requirements.
Based on the information received from the monitors, physical examination and assessment appropriate modifications are made for the administration of medication in order to achieve proper modulation at the endorphin-receptor level.
This process is perpetually re-evaluated to ensure resolution of the withdrawal symptoms and abatement of the adrenergic response. Each individual has unique requirements based on their medical history.
For example, a patient with a ten-year history of dependency, hypertension, COPD, obesity will require a unique individualized treatment approach when compared to a healthy professional athlete.
The understanding and treatment of patients with complex medical conditions are further made safer because ANR anesthesiologists and physicians are board certified and critical care medicine specialists.
The ANR method is strongly supported by clinical and academic data from Dr. Andre Waismann's successful treatment of over 17,000 patients from all over the world. He has spent the better part of 20 years researching and developing a scientifically and medically sound approach of treating the opioid dependent patient.
Dr. Andre Waismann's - Accelerated Neuro-Regulation addresses the issue of opioid dependency and addiction purely from a modern scientific and medical perspective.
He has ushered the treatment of opioid addiction into a new era but more importantly given hope to thousands and shattered the archaic conventional medical approach of replacement therapy, long-term in house rehabilitation and detoxification with the new gold standard of Accelerated Neuro-Regulation - ANR.