Heroin Addiction Treatment Trial
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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),
from drug overdoses between mid-2020 and mid-2021, and the majority of these deaths were
caused by opioid drugs. In this regard, heroin is one of the leading drugs. Among the most
addictive substances ever made, heroin takes control of its host and plunges that individual
into a relentless cycle of getting money, getting drugs, and getting high. This cycle
most often ends with incarceration or death. Along the way, it destroys the host's physiology,
personality, relationships, and finances. At the same time, it enriches the
worst criminal elements on our planet.
The current standards for controlling this condition involve
behavioral counseling and
medications such as buprenorphine, methadone, and extended release naltrexone.
We are testing an alternate approach which combines hypnosis and virtual reality.
Our system works with your mind to contain and ultimately neutralize your addiction.
It creates a safe zone in your mind for drug-related thoughts and firmly steers you away from any
further contact with heroin. We need volunteers to test this approach.
What are we seeking?
We are seeking people who are primarily addicted to heroin. They may be using heroin alone or
in combination with other drugs.
What will the volunteers do?
The trial entails having volunteers download our video onto their smart phones and play it for a month,
using a set of VR goggles, as described here.
The video runs for 47 minutes, and volunteers can view it in the comfort of their own homes.
Volunteers will use this product in addition to following any other professional medical or psychiatric
advice which they have been given. Patients should not disregard their doctors' advice!
Where is the trial located?
Since the trial is over the Internet, there is no need to travel anywhere.
Is there a cost?
In this testing stage, our video is free to use. However, in order to test our software, the volunteers will
need to have a smartphone with a 4½" – 6" screen, measured diagonally. Volunteers will also need virtual
reality headsets with built-in speakers. For a full explanation of the requirements,
please click here.
Will I be compensated?
Everyone who participates in and completes this trial will have this software to use indefinitely and will be
entitled to use all future versions of it, free of charge.
Why do we think this video is worth testing?
Studies have shown that hypnosis is helpful in fighting addiction.
For example, an Israeli study tried hypnosis therapy for 10 active heroin addicts for 10 weekly sessions.
All patients (100%) completely stopped use of any street drugs and results remained stable for 6 months
after end of treatment. Two years after end of intervention, 7 out of the 9 (78%) remained clean of use of
heroin. Another study of 70 adults compared hypnotherapy and psychotherapy in the
treatment of addicts. According to the study, "Significant differences were found on all measures. The
experimental group had significantly less discomfort and illicit drug use, and a significantly greater
number of [successful] withdrawals. At six-month follow-up, 94% of the subjects in the experimental
group who had achieved withdrawal remained narcotic-free."
Does the video have any known side effects?
What is my time commitment?
You must agree to use the video for about 50 minutes per day for a month in a quiet place. You can view it in
your favorite chair, on the couch, or in bed.
How do I join?
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Once you have registered, we will email you a link to our intake form.
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