Detox or Die (2004)

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  • Countries

    United Kingdom Scotland

  • Year

    2004

  • Type

    Television

Synopsis

`David Graham Scott's life has been dominated and shaped by his addiction. For four years he was on heroin, but for the last twelve he's been on a daily dose of methadone (the legal equivalent to heroin). This means his addiction is managed - but the methadone habit seems even harder to kick.

Filmed over five years we look at the world David lived in as a heroin user, his battle to come off methadone and the fight to beat his addiction.

David is desperate to come off drugs. He's tried and failed many times. ONE life follows David as he risks all on an unauthorised, controversial and potentially lethal method that claims to clear withdrawal symptoms in one day and sends the user on a soul-searching, gut-wrenching, 36-hour detox.'

[http://www.bbc.co.uk/health/programmes/onelife_b7.shtml]

NB: The detoxifcation programme involves him taking ibogaine, a derivative of the West African shrub Tabernathe iboga, used for centuries in initiation rites by the Bwiti tribes of Gabon.

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