Essential Reading

The “Art” Of Opiate Tapering

How To Taper From Opiates: A Proven Strategy For Withdrawal Relief Learning how to taper from opiates is one of the most critical strategies you can use to reduce the discomfort of opiate withdrawal. As I’m sure you can imagine, I get a lot of emails. I get emails from a multitude of folks from […]

How to Detox From Suboxone at Home

How to plan and conduct a successful detox from Suboxone at home. By George Catlin, CEO of Withdrawal Ease In the following post, I’m going to do my best to explain how to detox from Suboxone at home. It CAN be done. To be perfectly honest, I’m shocked at the amount of people who are […]

Proven Home Remedies for Opiate Withdrawal

Home Remedies For Opiate Withdrawal That Are Essential For Success. Are you are one of the thousands right now dreading opiate withdrawal and feeling as though you have no choice but to sit back and gut it out? Well, I have good news for you; there are proven home remedies for opiate withdrawal that can […]

How To Detox From Opiates At Home

Want to know how to detox from opiates at home? As you may have noticed, I’ve dedicated a whole website to opiate detox and more specifically, how detox from opiates at home. Many of my blog posts have discussed the various psychological aspects of quitting opiates and ending your dependency. However, just like my article […]

The Thomas Recipe – What Is It and Can It Really Help Opiate Withdrawal?

  Dear Thomas: It is alleged that you passed away in 2008: R.I.P. With one simple post on a message board, the Thomas Recipe was born and you made an impact on countless lives (and no doubt saved a bunch of them). If it is true that you passed away in July of 2008, it […]

The Top Ten Reasons To Stop Taking Opiates

As you read the top ten reasons to stop taking opiates, please keep in mind that I am not trying to be judgmental with this list. Some of the reasons to top taking opiates may apply to you and some may not. My hope is that this list will help you be honest and objective […]

Suboxone: To Sub Or Not To Sub…

Thinking About Taking Suboxone? If you are struggling with opiate dependency (like I was), you’ve probably conducted some research on your treatment options: taking Suboxone is one of those options. I wouldn’t blame you if you thought that taking Suboxone sounds like a pretty “easy fix” compared to the alternatives. As I’ve mentioned, throughout the site, I […]

“Is Suboxone Right for Me?”

First of all, as I’ve made clear throughout this site, I’m not a doctor. Ultimately, only you and your doctor can make the decision whether or not Suboxone is right for you. My job at Withdrawal-Ease is to present the facts. My mission is also to sprinkle in my personal opinion. Of the thousands of […]

Tramadol Detox Explained

Tramadol is often prescribed as an alternative to many other prescription painkillers but if you take it for an extended period of time, Tramadol can cause detox symptoms. Many people ask me about the best way to detox from Tramadol at home and in my experience, the Tramadol detox process is a bit different from […]

How To Detox From Heroin

I’m a bit uncomfortable using the title “How To Detox From Heroin” because it implies that detoxing from heroin is A) Simple and B) something that I’m an expert at. Neither of which is true. Detoxing from Heroin is something that I get plenty of emails about; every day. It’s not secret that more and […]

What Is Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (P.A.W.S.) causes lower intensity withdrawal symptoms that can last for weeks or even months after you detox from opiates. Depending on the drug that you are detoxing from, an acute detox can last from 3-7 days. Some drugs like Suboxone and methadone may have longer acute withdrawal periods. Unfortunately, many continue […]

How to Detox From Methadone at Home

Methadone Detox: Do You Have The Right Plan? Methadone can be one of the most difficult drugs to detox from. Why? It’s mostly due to the fact that Methadone has a longer half life than most other opiates. Ergo, it takes your body longer to completely be free from methadone because it occupies your brain’s […]

How Do You Know if You’re In Opiate Withdrawal?

Although rudimentary to some; many people are surprised, shocked and even embarrassed when they first experience opiate withdrawal. The first time I suffered from opiate withdrawal, I had NO CLUE what was going on. I had just completed a lengthy course of Percocet after a neck surgery and when the prescription was done, I naturally […]

The Brain’s “Reward Center”

I’ve been told that my brain has a “Reward Center.” I’ve also been told that my brain’s reward center was a little off-kilter when I was taking pain killers on a regular basis. The opiates turned my brain into a little spoiled brat. Although it’s a very simplistic description of a highly complex chemical process, […]

Top Ten Reasons To Quit Pain Killers In-Depth – Reason #1

I want to talk a little bit more about the Top 10 Reasons To Quit Pain Killers because they really are the main tenets of the site. I don’t go into much detail about each one on the main page because it’s a list…lists are supposed to be short. So here’s the first in a […]

How To Say “Goodbye” To Your Pills

As I’m sorting through all the “Free Viagra!” spam comments that I get on my blog, I’m always looking for some inspiration for my next blog from visitors or customers. I get a lot of good feedback from people like yourself. I’m thankful for that because in a vacuum, I’d get boring really quickly. I […]

Top Ten Reasons To Quit Pain Killers In-Depth: Reason #5

Reason #5: Your Friends Miss You! This is a bit of a double-entendre. i.e. I’m saying several different things with the same sentence. Since your life has revolved around the pills, everything takes a backseat…waaay in the back. Back behind the pain doctor, the pharmacists, the prescriptions, the refill dates, the counting of the pills, […]

I Don’t Want to Be an “Addict”

I remember -pretty clearly- those feelings I had the last few days before I decided to quit the pills. I really didn’t want to be labelled an opiate addict. I can even remember talking to my Mom (awwww….so precious) about the decision; because many of my family members have had issues with either drugs or […]

Top Ten Reasons To Quit Pain Killers In-Depth – Reason #3

Reason #3 You Can’t Remember All The Good Stuff: Candidly, this is a tough blog entry for me to write. This is where a lot of my regret likes to call “home”. And unfortunately, even though I got out of addiction with my physical well-being intact, a good state of mind and -for the most […]

Top Ten Reasons To Quit Pain Killers In-Depth: Reason #4

Reason #4: “Your Children Know and They’re Concerned” This reason is titled incorrectly because it could easily be a family member or a friend who “knows” and is “concerned.” On the “Top Ten Reasons To Quit Pain Killers” page here on this site, I gave a brief example from my own personal experience for the […]

Top Ten Reasons To Quit Pain Killers In-Depth – Reason #2

Reason #2: Your Work Is Suffering: I can’t look at the news anymore; it’s just the same old story about how we’re all gonna die from this terrible economy. Ok ok, let it happen and lets get this depression over with so we can go back to worrying about useless crap like Lindsay Lohan crashing […]