Heroin Addiction Treatment Trial

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According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), over 100,000 Americans died 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.[1] 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."[2]

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.


[1] "Group hypnosis treatment of drug addicts," by David Kaminsky, Paula Rosca, Danny Budowski, Yaakov Korin, Liat Yakhnich; Harefuah, Aug-Sep 2008;147(8-9):679-83, 751.

[2] "A Comparative Study of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Methadone Addicts," by Aaron J. Manganiello Ed.D.; American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis , (1984) 26:4, 273-279