The chance to
be free again
Safe opiate withdrawal
OPIOSTOP is a safe withdrawal method under anaesthesia for opiate dependents. The treatment is performed at Interlaken Hospital by Dr. P. Manndorff and her team. The procedure is suitable regardless of whether the patient's opiate dependency is the result of substance abuse (drug patients) or prescription drugs for chronic pain (pain patients). Based on the individual patient's needs, OPIOSTOP treatment consists of the administration of drugs to block the brain's opioid receptors.
In contrast to conventional withdrawal procedures, the accelerated blockade massively reduces the duration of the withdrawal from around 1-2 weeks to 5-6 hours. To keep the degree of physical discomfort to a minimum, the treatment is carried out under general anaesthesia in an intensive care setting. The withdrawal procedure is followed by several months of follow-up treatment with naltrexone. The treatment is only concluded at the end of this period.
Safe withdrawal under anaesthesia
Hospital admission and preparation for withdrawal. Induction of anaesthesia in the intensive care unit and start of treatment.
Rest and relaxation
The patient can resume eating and drinking, engage in short strolls and receive visitors.
Available at Interlaken Hospital since
treatments to date
treatments to date
days of withdrawal
Dr. med. Patricia Manndorff
Fachärztin Institut für Anästhesie und Intensivmedizin
«A little over a month following my withdrawal, I'm doing really well. I can sleep through the night without waking up. My feelings of restlessness have almost completely gone and I'm much more in touch with my body than I was before. My everyday life is well structured. For me, though, the biggest bonus has been no longer having any cravings or thoughts about opiates (...)»
Markus (name anonymised)
You can contact us at any time to obtain information about the procedure without any obligation whatsoever.
Are you interested in withdrawal with OPIOSTOP? To find out whether you are suitable for the OPIOSTOP procedure, please complete our medical questionnaire – we need to be able to make a realistic assessment of your situation.