Our expert says:
Sounds alarming. I don't know of a safe or recognized, approved "rapid detox" depending on the drugs concerned, they have their own natural rhythms to take into acount on withdrawal, and there's no safe or useful way of hurrying along the normal process. Going "cold turkey" with sudden withdrawal rather than weaning, isn't approved of by any expert I know of or have heard of.
I would think that your local branch of SANCA could advise about reputable detox / rehab programs or individual specialists near where you live, who use proper methods. Similarly, there should be someone in the dept of psychiatry at UCT or Stellenbosch who has a particular interest in such problems and could advise
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