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Opiate and Heroin Overdoses: Wake Up America!

Why Are We So Confused About How To Attack The Opiate Epidemic? I gotta tell ‘ya; if I read one more story about “Heroin Ravaging Small Town,” I might throw my computer. The stories typically begin with horrifying tales of parents OD’ing in their cars with babies in the back seats, people dying at an alarming rate […]

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 […]

Opiate Dependency’s “Gap In Care”: The real reason why prescription drugs kill

By George Catlin, CEO of Withdrawal Ease Opiate dependency is suffering from a gap in care; it is one of the main reasons why prescription drugs kill. To my knowledge, Phillip Seymour Hoffman didn’t want to die, and neither do the thousands that die each year from opiate overdoses. Opiates cause more accidental deaths each […]

Opiate Addiction – A New Breed of Drug “Addicts” Warrants a Novel Treatment Approach

Why Opiate Addiction and Dependency Has Us All Stumped If you’re an opiate addict (or physically dependent on opiates) today, nobody is quite sure what to do with you. You buck the trend, you don’t quite fit into any of the “pre-defined” categories of substance abuse and your dependency doesn’t progress in a linear and […]

Antidepressant Withdrawal.

An Introduction To Causes and Symptoms of Antidepressant Withdrawal Antidepressant withdrawal can occur when weening off of drugs like Cymbalta and other SSRI’s. For those that are weening off antidepressants, a variety of symptoms can manifest themselves. I have a personal history with opiates and I know what it’s like to be dependent on them; […]

It’s The Withdrawal Stupid!

By George Catlin, CEO of Withdrawal Ease If I read one more article riddled with statistics about the unrelenting grip of addiction that is fueling the current opiate epidemic, I’m going to get violently ill. It must be equally frustrating to those of you who are currently battling opiate dependency. Don’t get me wrong; it […]

Suboxone: To Sub Or Not To Sub…

Thinking About Taking Suboxone? If you are struggling with opiate dependency, 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 had a physical […]

“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 […]

In Withdrawal? Love The Pain!

By George Catlin, CEO of Withdrawal Ease  Are you in opiate withdrawal? Well,I’m here to tell you to: “love the pain!” I wouldn’t consider myself a “mystic” and have never wholeheartedly subscribed to the notion of holistic medicine. I believe in what works and there are many nutritional supplements that have been proven to work […]

When You’re “Ready” To Quit?

“When you’re ready, Nicorette can help.” I’ve always thought that line was a bit odd. The whole premise of “quitting when you’re ready” is not just a tag line for Nicorette, it’s standard operating procedure for quitting anything…apparently. When I’m “ready”…really? Ok, well then never. How’s that for ready? I don’t know about you, but […]

Am I an Addict or Just Addicted?

Opiates and Accidental Dependency Many of you aren’t addicts — you’re physically dependent on prescription pain killers but you don’t take them for the “high.” You take opiates to “feel normal” and to help treat pain that was once there but now has been replaced by a mirage that feels like pain. And now you’re stuck. […]

Opiate Dependency: How To Help Someone You Love

Let me start off by saying that this article is by no means a substitute for a “formal intervention” process. Those types of interventions for opiate dependency are carefully planned and executed by professionals who are specifically trained to plan and moderate interventions. These types of formal interventions are for those dependent on opiates who […]

Suboxone – Is A Storm Looming?

Over the past few years it has become readily apparent that many patients on Suboxone are wrestling with Suboxone dependency. Suboxone dependency has become a really serious unintended consequence for those that were looking for a way out of a life dominated by opiates. For many, Suboxone withdrawal symptoms are similar to opiate withdrawals yet, […]

Vicodin Withdrawal – Did It Take You By Surprise?

I would say about 65% of my visitors here are taking Vicodin or some other derivative of Hydrocodone. It’s a popular drug to say the least and doctors give it out like candy for all sorts of aches and pains. As funny as it sounds, I think it’s a good drug and it controls pain […]

The Benefits of Detoxing from Opiates at Home

Here are a few reasons why you should consider detoxing from opiates at home: 1. Comfort: Suffice to say that rehabs and detox centers do not have special potions or medications that can magically make you comfortable. Essentially, they will give you some Advil, medicine for anxiety and that’s about it. If they know their stuff, they […]

Be Selfish…No, Seriously. It’s Time To Be Selfish.

Much of the anguish that I feels when physically dependent on opiates is caused by guilt. You feel guilty that you are neglecting your responsibilities. You feel guilty that you are not spending enough time with your family and not enjoying it enough even when you DO spend time with your family. You feel remorse […]

The Secret Life of An Opiate Addict

If you are addicted to opiates and not just physically dependent (i.e. you take your pills as directed and don’t get a high) you probably live a life of duplicity…a secret life. As I’ve described in some other posts, this means that you hide your use from everybody, you take more than anybody knows you […]

Hydrocodone Is Now Schedule 2: How will it affect you?

As of October 6th, 2014 Hydrocodone is now a Schedule 2 narcotic. Prescription medications containing hydrocodone such as Norco, Vicodin and Lortab will officially be classified as Schedule II narcotics by the DEA under The Controlled Substances Act. This re-scheduling by the DEA is an effort to curb rampant abuse and subsequent overdose deaths caused […]

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 […]