Detoxification

Benzodiacepine detoxification

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  What is the best and least harmful way to come down from benzo depdence without rehab or detox? Say the person has been taking for about 2 weeks now, more than 4mg a day. Thank you for the info.     The best strategy is planning a gradual discontinuation schedule in 6-12 weeks. It is possible to reduce your  withdrawal symptoms by tapering the drug in small increments over a long period of time, letting your body adjust to each taper before tapering down again and not dropping off completely until you are down to a minimal dosage. Sometimes it is necessary a transition to other...

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Tramadol for methadone withdrawal

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  I’ve been on methadone for 1.25 Years now, and I’ve been on a steady dosage of 20mg every 24 hours (oral dose). However, I was buying it illegally the entire time, as the local methadone clinics have a waiting list that aren’t worthwhile to me. 2 days ago, my “source” sold it off on me, so now I’m left to be sick for the next 6-7 days. I have access to the following pills, but I’m not quite sure if they are worthwhile for someone who is methadone sick. (I know 20mg is not much, but its not comfortable being sick from it for a week). The pills are:...

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Helping a heroin addict person

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  My sister is an heroin addict .. how do i make her stop using these fucking opiates??   Some people quit opiates by themselves. Other need medical and/or psychological help. There are some drugs that make the process of detoxification easier or long-term treatments to avoid relapse. But quitting opiates or any other drug is always a personal decision. There is no way that you can make her quitting opiates. It does not mean that you can’t help her.  She will not change until she feels opiate use is a problem for her. It is common that opiate addicts do not realize this, so, in a first...

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Opiates and heroin whithdrawals

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  What are some of the best ways to mitigate opiate/heroin withdrawals?   Detoxification with prescription opioids (descending dosages of methadone, codeine,dextropropoxyphene or buprenorphine) is the simplest and less umconfortable way for heroin/opiate withdrawal. If, for any reason, these drugs are not used, clonidine could be an option. A detoxification program should be supervised by a trained professional. Unfortunately, detoxification programs are not available in all the world. A detailed, complete guideline on pharmacological and physical interventions in opioid detoxification can...

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