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Andre Waismann
André Waisman

(1958-09-07) September 7, 1958 (age 65)
EducationMedicine School, Rio de Janeiro State University, Teresópolis, Brazil
Occupation(s)Doctor, medical practitioner in the field of drug addiction treatment
Years active1982–present
Medical career
WebsiteAndre Waismann's official website

Andre Waismann (Portuguese: André Waisman) is an Israeli doctor and medical practitioner, notable for development of the ANR treatment of Opiate addiction.[2] Waismann currently serves as the head of the ANR unit at the Barzilai Medical Center and director at the ANR Clinic in Florida, US.[3][4]


Waismann was born in Brazil in 1958.[5] He studied medicine at Brazil's Serra dos Órgãos University Center in Teresópolis, where he received his doctor degree in 1981.[5] He immigrated the same year to Israel and was drafted to a military service in the Givati Brigade, where he served as a doctor. After completing his service with the Israel Defense Forces, Waismann worked as a doctor in the intensive care unit in the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon. In 1989, Waismann was drafted to the Israeli Police, as a Superintendent, serving as the Jerusalem county doctor.[6][7]

In 1994, Waismann established intensive care unit for treating addiction to opiates.[6] In 2002 he helped to establish a treatment center in Jalandhar, India using the ANR method.[8] In 2012,[9] Waismann established an ANR unit for treatment of addiction in the Barzilai Medical Center.[10][11] In 2013, Waismann opened a clinic to treat addicts in the FMI hospital in Switzerland.[12] Waismann also served as a consultant for the ASA Bangasa foundation in Indonesia.[13]

Waismann with President of Indonesia, Megawati Sukarnoputri

Waismann also served as the medical director for addiction treatment in the LOGO center and San Raffaele Hospital in Italy.[14][15][1] In October 2018 Waismann was invited to speak at the United Nations human rights convention about methods to cope with the international opiates crisis[16][17][18]

ANR Method for treating opiate addiction[edit]

From 1993, Waismann started to treat opiate addiction using a relatively new technique named Ultra Rapid Opiate Detoxification (UROD).[19][20] This method was used until 1997, when Waismann redefined this treatment method and renamed it ANR - Accelerated Neuro-Regulation. The principle on which the ANR therapy is based is the acceleration of the withdrawal symptoms while the patient is under sedation to prevent redundant pain and suffering as a result from these withdrawal symptoms. When the patient is under deep sedation in an intensive care unit, specific drugs are used to block the additional opioid receptors caused by frequent opioid use that generate the craving for the drug in the brain.[21] During this time, the medical staff accelerates the regulation between the levels of endorphins and the opioid receptors until achieving a balance between them.[22] The ANR treatment method is currently conducted in a number of medical centers in India, Switzerland, Israel, and from 2019 in the state of Florida, USA.[23][24]

Selective works and publications[edit]

Personal life[edit]

Waismann lives in moshav Ge'a. He is married to Efrat Waismann. They have six children. Since the end of 2018, Waismann lives in the United States, where he works as a private consultant for American medical centers.[25][26]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b 6th Dr. Stella M Traweek visiting professor in Geriatric Pain Department of Anesthesiology, Texas Tech University, Health Science Center, 20 March 2000. Texas, USA
  2. ^ "OPIOSTOP – Sicherer Opiatentzug unter Narkose". Archived from the original on 2020-06-27. Retrieved 2020-09-22.
  3. ^ Hospital Doctors- Barzilai Medical Center Website
  4. ^ Dr. Waismann Andre - Optimal Pain Treatment Methods, Barzilai Medical Center Website
  5. ^ a b Dr. Waismann's Story, ANR Clinic Website
  6. ^ a b "The blessing of retribution". Haaretz (Source in Hebrew).
  7. ^ "Dr. Andre Waismann". Gvura.
  8. ^ Invitation letter from India
  9. ^ "Health News Section: Drug rehab in one day: Why is it not subsidized? (Source in Hebrew)". Ynet (Issue date: 03.25.2012).
  10. ^ Barzilai Medical Center website, Dr. Andre Waismann developed a unique method for severe addiction detoxification, Barzilai Medical Center website
  11. ^ "Barzilai presents: Treatment for withdrawal from addictive drugs". Bhol (Source in Hebrew).
  12. ^ "Claudia Weiss, Drogenentzug auf der Intensivstation" (PDF). Schweiz am Sonntag, Nr. 6, 9. Februar 2014 (Source in German). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2020-06-29. Retrieved 2021-02-02.
  13. ^ Publication of ASA Bangasa foundation in Indonesia p. 2 "Yayasan Asa Bangsa pada tahun 1999 memutuskan untuk merealisasikan kerjasama resmi dengan The Israeli Institute of Advance Treatment and Research of Opiate Dependency, Tel Aviv, Israel pimpinan Dr. Andre Waismann untuk dapat menyebarluaskan metoda Neuro-Regulation demi menanggulangi masalah-masalah ketergantungan narkotika."
  14. ^ Shannon Davis, HSC to open new, advanced detox center, the University Daily, Vol 75, Issue 116, Texas Tech, 29 March 2000
  15. ^ Karni Eldad, Drug withdrawal in four hours, Makor Rishon, October 31, 2018
  16. ^ Drug Policy and Sustainable Development Goals – United Nation's 73rd General Assembly session, October 2018. New York, USA
  17. ^ Thousand Nights Tales: An Israeli Doctor Detoxified an Arab Leader, Channel 10 , 28 October 2010
  18. ^ S. Sunatrio, L. Rachmat, G. Darmansyah, Y. Thedja, Accelerated neuroregulation for therapy of opiate dependency, Medical Journal of Indonesia' 13(1), 1 Feb 2004, pp.53-8
  19. ^ Jonathan Rabinowitz, Hagit Cohen, Ricardo Tarrasch, Moshe Kotler, Compliance to naltrexone treatment after ultra-rapid opiatedetoxification: an open label naturalistic study, Drug and Alcohol Dependence 47 (1997) 77–86
  20. ^ Jonathan Rabinowitz, D.S.W., Hagit Cohen, Ph.D., and Moshe Kotler, M.D., Outcomes of Ultrarapid Opiate Detoxification Combined With Naltrexone Maintenance and Counseling, Psychiatric Services Volume 49 Issue 6, June 1998, pp. 831-833
  21. ^ Barzilai Presents: Treatment for Withdrawal from Addictive Drugs, Behadrei Haredim, 22 June 2015
  22. ^ Uri Pasovsky, The Profit is Painful: What Massive Addiction to Painkillers Looks Like, Calcalist Website, February 25, 2017
  23. ^ Yasmin Lidsky, Drug Withdrawal in a Single Day: Why Isn't It Subsidized?, Ynet, 25 March 2012
  24. ^ Dr. Andre Waismann, Mission Impossible; Heroin Hope at Last, Australia Women's Weekly, 26 September 2019
  25. ^ Doctors Only, A New Method for Drug Withdrawal developed by an Israeli Doctor to be presented in the UN today, Doctors Only, 26.09.2018
  26. ^ Meshi Aid, International Honor, The Israeli Doctor that Succeeds in Healing Addicts - to speak in the UN, Ynet, September 25, 2018

Further reading[edit]

  • Shannon Davis, HSC to open new, advanced detox center, the University Daily, Vol 75, Issue 116, Texas Tech, 29 March 2000
  • Robin Eisner, Hospital Offers Addicts a Choice, ABC News, 6 January 2006
  • ANR Switzerland, treatments in Switzerland www.anr-switzerland.ch
  • Publikation in "Suchtmedizin" - 20. Int. Kongress für Suchtmedizin in München Juli 2019; [1]

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