About Domus Retreat®

Domus Retreat Opioid Treatment Program and Recovery Center

A Substance Abuse Treatment Program above the Rest

From Hope to Reality

Domus Retreat was founded in 2005 by Clare Waismann, Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS), Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor (SUDCC) and the founder of Waismann Method®, to provide a treatment program without pre-set protocols or care based on judgmental theories for those struggling with opioid addiction. A treatment program tailored to each person’s individual needs. But more importantly, a place where people feel seen, heard and understood.

Recovery Program

In the beginning, Domus Retreat was created because there were no good options for those who had completed rapid detox in the hospital. The Waismann Method® team recognized that sending patients immediately after rapid detox to a hotel or home was not a good idea for several reasons. Primarily, patients recently detoxed often feel anxious, unsettled, and hypersensitive to any discomfort. This vulnerability combined with a loved ones’ or caretakers’ anxiety and lack of experience was simply a recipe for disaster.

At Domus Retreat, rapid detox patients can recover in their private suites with the professional assistance and care needed to ensure a safe recovery. This safe haven provides patients the time and support they need to get through this critical adaptation period, both physically and emotionally.

As the years went by, Domus extended its services to support many more people struggling with addiction. From non-hospital-based medically supported withdrawal programs to relapse prevention, Domus has become an epicenter for opioid detox, addiction treatment, and recovery support.

A Non-12-Step Treatment Program

While 12-step programs have remained immensely popular within older rehab centers, research indicates questionable effectiveness. At Domus Retreat, we don’t rely on pre-set views of how addiction should be treated or viewed. We also don’t focus on the condition. Instead, we concentrate on the individual in front of us.

“In order to reach a positive treatment outcome, it is critical to see the whole person and not just the condition they are suffering from.”

— Clare Waismann

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What Makes Domus Retreat a Treatment Center of Excellence?

Domus Retreat has the medical direction and professional support of Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein. Dr. Lowenstein’s’ depth and extent of experience in chronic pain, addiction medicine, and restorative medicine allow an even deeper understanding of each patient’s conditions to determine a better solution. The Domus team works closely with Dr. Lowenstein to make their stay as pleasant and productive as possible.

Domus Retreat’s multidisciplinary team of professionals is there to assist you in making the most progress while healing your mind, body, and soul. We also concentrate on providing individualized care so you can privately address the root causes of opioid use disorder in a discreet, supportive environment designed to make you feel comfortable and secure. You are not required to share your most private thoughts, feelings, or struggles with other patients. Your recovery is a personal experience, and the environment you are recovering in should reflect the same.

Although peer support can be advantageous for some, it can be embarrassing and hurtful. Moreover, at Domus Retreat, we are proud to respect your privacy, maintain your dignity, and protect your feelings.


A Unique and Personal Experience

At Domus Retreat, individuals receive one-on-one attention. David B. Livingston LMFT, our clinical director, provides individual sessions with each client. Individual therapy allows David to tailor therapy so it’s suitable for the individual. It also created a space of safety that will enable people to better express their thoughts and feelings without feeling judged by others. The goal is to allow each individual to work at a pace that works best for their journey.

Domus is a private licensed opioid treatment program that provides the best possible care, focusing on health, safety, and recovery. We believe that a successful treatment program should include medical detox, proper nutrition, as well as holistic therapies to support physical and emotional health. The Domus team strives to make your recovery experience as personalized and stress-free as possible. 

From Our Founder

“Ultimately, our goal is not to make the patients adapt to our expectations of normalcy. Instead, we help each individual reach a healthier and happier place in life. We hope to provide each person with some pain relief, emotional or physical, but hopefully both.”

 — Clare Waismann

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