UK rTMS Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

Smart TMS is the ONLY UK clinic offering rTMS (Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) treatment for cocaine addiction. 

Cocaine abuse is extremely dangerous, but the addiction is strong and quick to establish. It  can have desperate consequences for the user’s life in every area – personally and professionally.

Research has shown that rTMS – Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation could offer an alternative treatment option for cocaine addiction.

rTMS for Cocaine Addiction

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation treatment offers a solution which can break the cycle of dependence. It is a medication-free, non-invasive treatment which works directly on the brain to ‘reset’ certain patterns.

This treatment is available at Smart TMS in London – the ONLY UK clinic using TMS technology to treat cocaine addiction. The treatment is also used for depression (for which it is NICE approved) which is very helpful for addicts, as depression is very often linked to substance abuse, both as cause and effect.

George Michael

The late George Michael had reportedly been treated at a private Swiss clinic, allegedly costing £70k per week, which offers rTMS treatment as part of their service. The Mirror‘s 3am column reported:

“George Michael secretly checked into a clinic which specialises in a modern alternative to electric shock treatment just a year before he died.

“The singer, who had battled an addiction to hard drugs and a dependency on anti-depressants, spent up to a year at the £70,000-a-week Küsnacht Practice overlooking Lake Zurich in Switzerland.”

The article goes on to explain how TMS treatment works:

“While it is not known exactly which treatments George had, the clinic specialises in repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and has one of only two TMS machines in the country.

“The therapy involves placing a magnetic device connected to the machine above the head.

“It stimulates nerve cells in a bid to help combat severe depression.”

While clinic refused to comment about whether they treated George Michael, board member Eduardo Greghi told the Mirror:

“We believe in recovery without drugs.

“We believe you can live a fruitful happy life without the need of any mood altering drugs or alcohol.

“Our treatment is successful because we treat the underlying cause.”

The alleged £70k a week tag would include a customised programme of support, which could include medical checks, counselling, CBT, reflexology, massage, personal training and a range of therapies as well as potentially TMS. The Küsnacht Practice has one of only two TMS machines in Switzerland.

rTMS Cocaine Addiction Treatment UK

at Smart TMS London

Smart TMS is the ONLY UK clinic offering rTMS treatment for cocaine addiction.  One patient’s review reads:

“After day 5 of the treatment I suddenly found that I had no cravings.

“I shocked myself when I thought about crack but at the same time realised that I wasn’t bothered about it.

“I hadn’t felt that for years.”

Story in Full – Crack Cocaine Addiction Testimonial. Results may vary from person to person.


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is a technological breakthrough in the treatment of depression with a variety of further potential treatment applications including addiction.

The treatment is now available in London, based at The Smart Clinics Brompton Cross (South Kensington).


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