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Old 13.08.2007, 10:23
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Heroin withdrawal - specialized clinics

I need to find a Zug or Zurich area clinic, specializing in the treatment of heroin addiction withdrawal. Has anyone any direct or indirect experience of managing a heroin habit in Switzerland where the addict wants to come off the drug but needs assistance with symptom management?
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I need to find a Zug or Zurich area clinic, specializing in the treatment of heroin addiction withdrawal. Has anyone any direct or indirect experience of managing a heroin habit in Switzerland where the addict wants to come off the drug but needs assistance with symptom management?
Switzerland is very advanced in the treatment of Drug addiction of various kinds. Here a normal GP will be able to refer. I used to know of a doctor specialising in this but alas the contact is no longer there...
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Re: Heroin withdrawal - specialized clinics

Have you looked into Oberwil Klinik? According to their website they treat addictions there. HTH!
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Re: Heroin withdrawal - specialized clinics

this non-profit may be able to make a recommendation:
http://www.arud.ch
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Old 13.08.2007, 13:07
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Re: Heroin withdrawal - specialized clinics

Many clinics in Switzerland now offer subutex as an aid and support for heroin addiction. In some cases depending on the quantity of heroin used this can be done by your GP without attending a clinic. Having had contact with people who've fought their habit, they have all said subutex has been a new lease of life for them.

Good luck in your search and your quest.
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Re: Heroin withdrawal - specialized clinics

As far as I know, it is difficult to give a general recommendation because the clinics have different characteristics. Some are focused on patients that already have made some progress. There is some variety in the offered therapies and the financial requirements aren't the same everywhere either.

I suggest to contact a doctor and/or one of the addiction consulting offices like ARUD first. With their insight of the personal medical condition and the clinic's (and hospital's) offerings, it will be much easier to chose a therapy. Best wishes to whom this question was asked for.
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Re: Heroin withdrawal - specialized clinics

Felix, sorry to hear that you are having to deal with this. Please have a look at this site : Private Clinics Switzerland which gives a run down of all the private establishments (in English)

If it helps at all, a colleague was admitted to Klinik Wyss to deal with a long term cocaine problem. Took three months to get him clean & into a semblance of normality, but he is much better for it.

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