Abstract of main article: Yes, a combination of anesthetic in the beginning and switching to Naltrexone can help to get rid of heroin dependence.

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"Heroin/Opiate Detox - Rapid Heroin/Opiate Detoxification under Anesthesia"

The clinical experience of Wendy Moelker, Psychologist in charge, tutor, Emergis center for mental health care, Goes, the Netherlands.
  1. Teplin, D.(2005) Measurement of Symptom Withdrawal Severity in a 24-Hour Period After the Anesthesia-Assisted Rapid Opiate Detoxification Procedure. American Journal of Drug & Alcohol Abuse; May, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p327-335
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