In Makati Medical Center , there is what is known as the Basement. There, drug addicts and alcoholics are sent to undergo detoxification.
Detox, or going cold turkey, is horrible. When the substance you abuse has been in your system for a long time, the tables are turned – the substance now abuses you. You are no longer in control, another spirit is. You shake, you sweat, you labor… and only when the addictive substance has finally passed out are you back to normal.