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 Art of Opiate Tapering”, I would like to discuss the specifics, the details and the main strategies for successfully completing the opiate detox process.
After all, I can wax poetic about the virtues of being off of opiates until I’m blue in the face, but it won’t do anyone much good unless I clearly map out HOW to detox the right way.

But before I begin, I must remind you that what I’m talking about is only the “First Step.” This stage of detox is often described as “acute withdrawal.” Essentially this is the time that you are cleansing your body of opiates; your brain is freeing up its opiate receptors which leads to some very uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. I’m not going to talk much about addiction or cravings or how to “fill the void” in this post. Withdrawal Ease is dedicated to helping people take the first of many steps towards detox from opiates and staying off of them. What you learn on the site or from the Survival Guide is for one purpose and one purpose only:

To get through your withdrawal as comfortably as possible in order to increase your chances for a successful detox.

Obviously, there are millions of different tactics, tinctures, potions and strategies that people try to get off opiates. And some might argue that there is no “right way to” do it… just different ways. But there are empirical facts, published data and proven results that always point towards several key strategies that have been proven to reduce the acuity of withdrawal. I’m going to share some of those with you now. I should also point out that what I describe in this post concentrates mostly on the best strategies and tactics to use when you detox from opiates at home. I will briefly touch on other options for detox but most of you want to know how to detox comfortably in your own home, on your schedule, privately and without having to pay an arm and a leg.

This post will include several different strategies and subsequent tactics that I will summarize below and then go into more depth later on. As I will emphasize throughout this post, YOU are the engine that drives this process. Opiate addicts are pathologically wired to expect instant results with minimal effort but that’s not reality. There is no silver bullet… there is no panacea. Even though your pills may provide almost immediate effects, getting off of them requires effort, discipline and patience. That’s why it is so hard for those of us who are dependent on opiates to quit. It takes a complete paradigm shift in our thought processes to detox successfully. It cannot be done with a single pill (regardless of what the makers of Suboxone may tell you).  Unless you are engaged and committed, your chances of getting through your withdrawal diminish significantly. I’m not passing the buck here — just being honest.

Alright, let’s get to it. The following are the main tenets of detoxing the right way at home as I have defined it.

As a “memory management device,” I’ve devised this easily recalled acronym: C.P.T.P.C.R.P. (T-shirts and bumper stickers pending)

  1. Commit: This is the point when you say “Help!” OR “Enough!”
  2. Prepare: Getting ready for your detox process.
  3. Taper: Less opiates in body = less severe withdrawal symptoms.
  4. Prime Your Body (And Mind): The detox is literally a “shock to your system” but you can prepare it to handle the rigors of withdrawal.
  5. Conduct your detox: It’s important to think of this process as yours. You are conducting this detox on YOUR terms. There are proven ways to make this process less agonizing!
  6. Recover: Patience and acknowledging the little improvements that happen each day.
  7. Plan Next Steps: What to do now?

How To Detox From Opiates At Home: Step #1 “Commit”

Obviously, this is a crucial part of the process and requires a great deal of courage. This is the point when you say “enough is enough” and decide that the “fun” is over. Too many things have happened to you and you want to get your happiness back. It’s a small step but a profound one because this when you change the direction of your life. Many of you are already at this point or perhaps almost at this point when you visit a site like withdrawal-ease.com. If you read The Top Ten Reasons To Quit page on this website and you can relate, then you’re probably ready to quit whether you like it or not. I also have a multitude of other posts dedicated to this crucial first step and I encourage you to read a few of them.

Posts like:

All of these posts articulate basically the same thing in different flavors. You need to quit needlessly taking opiates. Life is better when you quit. You won’t miss anything and you’ll live to a ripe old age hopefully.

I have found that just uttering the words “I Need Help” to yourself or — even better — to someone you trust can jump-start this process. You’re not helpless or hopeless or even (dare I say) powerless. You just need a little help to get your life and happiness back. If at all possible, give your friends and loved ones the benefit of the doubt and ask one of them for help. You might be very surprised at their response. Don’t worry about the bridges you’ve burned or the promises you’ve broken in the past. If you ask for help, 9 times out of 10, that person will help you. Sometimes that one little act of acknowledgment of asking for help will begin to make you feel empowered. And if this is where you’ve come for help, then great!

You MUST gather the courage, understand how profoundly unhappy your are, recognize that being unhappy is unacceptable and take control. Then it’s time to put together your plan to get your contentment and your life back. Your happiness was taken from you by the pills, and you want it back!

Step #2 “Prepare”:

Now is the time when you map out your detox strategy. There are some options out there to help but many are unattainable due to the cost and time required:

  • In-patient detox
  • In-patient detox and intensive outpatient (IOP) follow up
  • In-patient detox + Rehab (30-90 days)
  • Rapid detox under general anesthesia
  • Suboxone
  • Home Detox

If you have come to Withdrawal Ease and are reading this post, I have to assume that for a variety of reasons you are interested in trying a to detox from home. I have tried many of these detox methods (minus rapid detox…too scared) and personally think that a home detox is the best way to go. But this is a very personal decision and what you decide depends on a variety of factors:

  • Money
  • Time
  • Comfort of detox
  • Effectiveness
  • Privacy
  • Job constraints
  • Childcare

Whatever you choose, it really comes down to what gives you the best chance to succeed based on your circumstances. I’m not going to debate the merits of one vs. the other here. Each day, thousands of people commit to quitting opiates and many do not have the time or resources to participate in a medical detox or rehab. If you simply need to get through your detox and withdrawal in the most comfortable way possible, I think that detoxing from opiates at home makes a lot of sense. Opiate withdrawal is not considered life threatening and if you go to an emergency room for opiate withdrawal symptoms they will most likely observe you, give you some Benzos and send you on your way with a big, fat bill. And NO, they will not give you a straight IV push of Dilaudid or Verset (opiates that are industrial strength and used in hospitals).

So… if you have decided to detox from opiates at home, let’s just say that you’ve come to the right place. If you don’t have the Withdrawal Survival Guide not to worry; we offer the Guide as a free download.  However, if you detox at home and don’t use these tools you are going to be more uncomfortable than you have to be.

Putting together your plan can be as simple or as detailed as you want. I hate all of those self help books that look like it’s going to be soooo easy to be happy again! And then you start reading it and there are all of these complicated steps and processes to follow which end up overwhelming you and ironically making you feel inadequate! So don’t kill yourself on the details here. The Withdrawal Survival Guide has a lot of that. Just remember that this will represent the framework and guard rails of your detox; so whatever your plan is, you need to be prepared to follow it to the very best of your ability.

Your Home Detox Plan Should Include The Following:

  1. Your timetable, taper plan and detox date: I would recommend planning your detox at least 30-45 days in advance depending on your taper schedule (I will go into tapering later on). And don’t get all relieved because you have 30 more days to take pills. That “fun” is over, pal.  Those people on Suboxone need to taper for at least 3 months, so keep that in mind, folks. Or, see my page on Suboxone withdrawal to get more info on what you need to do for a Sub detox.
  2. Your support structure: Is there someone that you can trust that can help you through this? Even if you just tell a good friend what you are planning to do, this is a good thing. It’s always better to have a loved one to be with you (or be on-call) during this process. If you don’t have any loved ones OR friends, isn’t there some cool guy or girl at work that you can trust??? If not, then that’s okay. It’s just a good thing to have that support when you need it.
  3. Your budget: Although you may be avoiding pricey detox centers and rehabs, you’re going to need to shell out some money for supplies, food, movies etc.
  4. Your “to-do” list: The Withdrawal Ease Survival Guide has all of this info in it and should include things like:
    • Supplies needed for detox
    • Childcare needs. Do yourself (and them) a favor and find someone who can take care of the kids for a couple of days. Even if it’s just for a good portion of the day. Spend the money to get a babysitter if you have little ones because you’re NOT going to want to take care of them when you are in withdrawal.
    • Job responsibilities and possible comp time. Have any vacation or comp days that you can use for the detox? If you do, use them because it will be worth it.
    • Financial responsibilities that you will NOT want to take care of during detox (electric bills, car payments etc.)
    • Any visits or dates that you’ve scheduled. Do you really want Uncle Stanley coming over when you’re in withdrawal?
  5. Your 5-7 day, daily detox schedule: I have written out a detailed day to day detox plan in the Withdrawal Survival Guide but you can take that schedule and make it your own. Try to fill your days during the acute detox period with a lot of activity and then designated sleeping/rest times.
  6. Your Wish List: I think that this is a crucial part of the planning process. You need to put together a list of all the reasons why you are doing this. “Getting your happiness back” is an obvious favorite of mine but feel free to be more specific. Things like:
    • Have more energy and desire to play with my kids
    • Improve my marriage
    • Do a better job at work
    • Save money
    • NOT be depressed and moody all of the time
    • Save Life/avoid unwittingly overdosing on my pills
    • Enjoy activities that I used to enjoy but no longer do
    • Energy!
    • No more guilt
    • Etc. etc. etc. You get it. This list should be with you at all times. You can even dork out and get a card laminated with the reasons why you’re quitting. But whatever you do, you need to keep these at the forefront of your mind.
  7. Your Plans for After Detox: You’d be really surprised at how much time you spend on your addiction/dependency. All of the doctors appointments, pharmacy visits, counting pills, counting pills again, thinking of excuses why you need your script filled 2 days earlier and counting your pills a third time. All of this time needs to be filled by something, so try and think about things you might want to do with that extra time. This could be closely related to your wish list and can be combined with it. But the fact is, you’re going to have a LOT more time to do stuff than you think. Idle minds and idle bodies lead to idle thoughts which lead to pills.
  8. How are you going to STAY off of the pills?: This is the rest of your life that we cannot actively help you with. You need to figure out how you are going to stay off of your pills for good.  You can never take opiates again unless you have a medical emergency. Therefore, you might need some support for cravings, triggers that you think may or may not manifest itself.

Don’t blow this off and say you’re gonna be fine. Assume that you are going to have some cravings and play it conservatively. I don’t care if it’s AA or NA or simply getting a therapist… there’s a multitude of good options out there for you. I know, I know… you’re “just physically dependent” but even if that’s the case, plan for the worst and make sure you have resources that can help you stay off of the pills. This is -of course- important.

Step #3 “TAPER”:

Tapering is critical. If you slowly reduce the concentration of opiates in your body, your withdrawals should be less acute and perhaps take less time. Many of the people that have been successful have used some sort of tapering method. There are many people who believe they cannot taper and that is not true. If you have an adequate supply of your “meds” to ween down from, you can taper. If you can find someone to help you stay on schedule with your taper and keep you “honest”, even better! Make sure you read up on our suggestions for finding your “pharmacist” in the Survival Guide.

Bottom line: Those that taper can get a LOT of benefit from it. It’s just a matter of telling yourself, “I’m quitting now and I’m going to take as little as I need to stave off of the sickness… that’s it… the party’s over and I’m moving on.”

For a complete step-by-step process on how to build your own tapering plan, I would highly recommend that you look at my post on “The Art of Opiate Tapering”.

Step #4 “Prime Your Body (And Mind)”:

As you taper, you also need to start doing things like exercising and preparing your body for the detox process which can be quite a shock to the system. Take the time to eat well, exercise and keep yourself well hydrated.

There’s also some psychological benefits to priming your body before the detox period. You’re going to be thinking and worrying about all sorts of things and perhaps some of that anxiety is good but it can only benefit you so much. All of this preparation and activity will help ease your mind and reinforce the fact that you are the one who is in control. You are doing everything that you can to help prepare yourself mentally and physically for your withdrawal. That’s all that you can do.

Writing down your priority lists and/or your supply list will also help keep your mind out of hysterical mode. Speaking of hysterics… read anything scary on the Internet message boards lately??!

For the love of all that is holy, DO NOT go onto any message boards about opiate addiction, detox, withdrawal etc. Although they are meant to be “supportive”, I feel strongly that they are very toxic environments and will do absolutely nothing to help you. Internet message boards are not where you will find facts nor are they places that will soothe your anxiety; quite the opposite. They are made up of packs of needy and lonely people who have nothing else to do but act like victims and scare people like you and me. Sounds harsh doesn’t it? It’s the truth. Sometimes I will “lurk” on a message board to see what kind of “advice” people give out and it’s appalling. It’s shocking that a person who has 1,500 posts on a board about opiate addiction somehow gets treated with the kind of reverence and trust that an actual clinician might get. Remember, regardless of how many posts a person has, for all you know they don’t know squat. In fact, I’d go so far as to say that the more “posts” a person has the more suspicious you should be.

Even if you’re not on a message board to get advice and you’re just lurking around to see if anything might give you some insight, you have no clue as to what you’ll find. Most likely, it will be hysterical and will only increase your anxiety. I cannot tell you how many boards I’ve gone on where people say stuff like, “IF I HAVE TO GO THROUGH ONE MORE DAY OF THIS I’M GONNA DIIIIIIIEEEEEE!!” or “pleeeze tel mee when this is gonna end!!!!”

How is something like that going to help you out? That isn’t reality and you’re not going to die from opiate withdrawal. You’re going to be sick… just sick. You’ve been sick hundreds of times and this will be no different. I can tell you that I’ve personally experienced opiate withdrawal at least 5 times and it’s nowhere near as uncomfortable as a bad stomach flu, recovering from surgery or breaking a bone. In fact, if you told me that I had a choice between a broken bone, week-long stomach flu or 3 days of opiate detox, I would take the detox in a heartbeat!  Does it suck? Yes it does. But if you do it the right way and take steps to control the acuity and duration of your withdrawals, it’s completely bearable.

I’ve had people who took up to 60 Percocets a DAY along with various other muscle relaxants who have been able to go back to construction jobs after 2 days of detox. They tapered, followed the Withdrawal Guide and got through it. For some, it may take a little longer to recover but if those people could get through it, it’s safe to say that you can too. Ultimately, you must remind yourself of this one thought: What’s a few days being sick compared to the weeks, months, and even years that you’ve been chasing this demon?

Your health and happiness are worth it and you need to remind yourself of that as you prepare…Bring it!

Step #5 “The Detox”:

So hopefully at this point, you’ve done your preparations and you’ve tapered your meds. You’re ready. Now is the time to refer to your daily schedule or perhaps the outline of the schedule that I have written in the Guide. You’ve done everything right up until this point and now is the moment of truth. At this point, hopefully all responsibilities are either not applicable or delayed for a few days so that you can concentrate on yourself. If not, well then you’ll just need to make the best of it, which is the case for many people.

Even though you may have your own daily schedule or perhaps are referring to the Guide, there are some main FAQ’s and strategies that I want to emphasize about the detox period. Two of the worst aspects of opiate withdrawal are fear and not knowing so hopefully this will be useful:

5 Most Common Opiate Detox FAQ’s From withdrawal-ease.com (Caution: some drugs have longer half-lives than others so withdrawal periods will vary. The figures below are for the usual offenders like Vicodin/Hydrocodone, Percocet etc.):

How long is it going to last? Typically an acute opiate detox lasts 3-5 days with some residual symptoms hanging around for a week or so after that. After 3-5 days, your symptoms will dissipate a bit more each day and you’ll start to get more and more sleep.

What are the symptoms? Here are the most common symptoms of opiate withdrawal.

Will I be able to work? Do not plan on going to work between days #2-#3 as those are the most acute days. Click here for a graph on a typical withdrawal duration and acuity.   As I mentioned, this may vary and many folks feel ok to work sooner… but plan for 3-5 days

Will I die? Yes, eventually you will die but probably not from opiate withdrawal. It’s very, very rare for people to die from opiate withdrawal. If you keep taking opiates, your chances of mistakenly killing yourself due to an overdose are FAR greater. If something is obviously wrong… like your heart stops or you cannot breathe… get yourself to a hospital! But the fact of the matter is that the medical community does not consider opiate withdrawal to be a life-threatening event. I’m assuming a certain level of common sense is applied to every situation but I would not worry about dying from opiate withdrawal.

Can the withdrawals last forever? No. It may seem like it but opiate withdrawal symptoms usually last a few days and then slowly dissipate.

Some Good Detox Strategies To Follow During the Acute, Opiate Detox Period

  1. Stay busy and active as much as you can.
  2. Eat well and hydrate a LOT.
  3. Get some moderate exercise each day. Don’t enter a triathlon, just walk briskly for a bit each day.
  4. Take hot showers multiple times a day.
  5. Read over the reasons why you are quitting if you ever get discouraged.
  6. Restless Legs? At night, right before you slip into bed, I would take some Ben-Gay cream and rub it onto your thighs and calves. After applying the Ben Gay, take two towels and wrap them around each leg firmly (but not too tight). You can take the corners of each towel and tuck them in to make sure that the towels don’t unravel. Then slowly and carefully, slide your legs into bed.  It’s an old “growing pain” trick that I found to be very useful for those night time RLS bouts. By applying pressure and heat you can help reduce the muscle spasms and twitching. A customer of mine named Jim also told me that compression socks can work well too. Thanks Jim!
  7. If you can take things like Advil and Immodium (as directed), they will help.
  8. Things like funny movies and books on tape (I use my iPod and download books from iTunes or audible.com) can help get your mind off things.
  9. Get out of the house at least once a day and run an errand. “Sheesh…I HAVE to be the only one in this grocery store withdrawing from opiates. Wait, why is that guy sweating so much?!”
  10. Understand that the depression that comes along with the withdrawal is exactly that. Everyone gets  depressed when they are in withdrawal. Keep telling yourself that and keep reminding yourself that the depression is a chemical reaction caused by your detox. It’s a symptom that will go away just like the other ones.

Step #6 “Recover”:

After the initial/acute detox phase which can last up to 7 days (it’s usually 3-5), you’ll need to prepare yourself for recovery. The one thing that I emphasize to all of my customers during the recovery phase is PATIENCE. I know… you hate that word as much as I did so maybe I could substitute the word “perspective” instead?  Remember, we are all used to the instant gratification of taking opiates, but your detox doesn’t follow those rules.  Most people turn back to their pills at this point because they get discouraged about not feeling immediately better. Don’t do this! You’ve come tooooo far and it’s too late to turn back. The keys to a successful recovery are all rooted in resolve and patience, but I’ll give you a few tips to make sure that you get through this period without doing something stupid like starting to take your pills again:

  1. Did I say patience? I meant to say perspective. Most people go back to their pills after the worst part is over. Don’t make the same mistake! Each day after the acute detox period, you will experience slight improvements in how you feel both physically and mentally. It’s your job to recognize those improvements and refer back to the reasons why you are quitting. Notice any similarities?
  2. Keep following the eating and exercise regimen from the Survival Guide. In fact, consider eating right and exercising for the rest of your life. Evidence suggests that this is good for you and will shorten the recovery period.
  3. Remember to stay off of the Internet boards/message boards. Misery loves company and you are no longer very good company to some of those folks. I know, I know… many of those people may give you a virtual high five or use some sort of congratulatory emoticon, but let’s face it… that part of your life is over. You need to train your mind to think about other things other than opiates. If you want to help others that’s fine. But remember that the message boards didn’t detox for you and they won’t recover for you either. Move on.
  4. If you can, start up an old activity and/or hobby as soon as possible. You’ll be amazed at how much time you have now that you don’t think about pills. You need to fill that time with something else or your mind will start to default back into that pill mentality. Do something/anything to fill this time with something that gives you pleasure and distracts you from your recovery.
  5. Although I mention eating right above, I have to emphasize the importance of hydration during this time. Your body has gone through the ringer and it needs as much replenishment as it can get. If you are peeing more than you would like to, that’s probably a good indication that you’re well hydrated. Keep on peeing!
  6. Call a friend or relative and tell them that you’ve kicked pills and are in recovery. Obviously this needs to be someone you trust but if you have someone that you can talk to, you’ll be amazed at how good it makes you feel and how proud you are of your accomplishment.
  7. IMPORTANT: Call your doctor(s), dealers, pharmacists etc. and tell them that you have become dependent on opiates and no longer wish to take any now that you have detoxed. Whether you like it or not, these are all people who financially benefit from your dependency or addiction and they need to know that you are no longer in the market. Of course, many people like your pharmacist and doctors may have had no idea that you were dependent or addicted but you need to take the first step and tell them about your issue. Under HIPPA patient privacy laws, your doctor and your pharmacist are not allowed to discuss your situation with anyone else, and if they do, you can sue their asses. So don’t worry about people calling the police or anything. You don’t need to give out many details. The goal here is to make sure that your “suppliers” know that you are no longer interested. If you choose not to do this then you will be welcomed back with open arms if you decide to start taking pills again. You don’t want that.
  8. Buy yourself something. You deserve a selfish, needless present for what you’ve accomplished. Many of you will now be saving a lot more money since you will not have to feed your habit. You don’t have to go and buy yourself a Maserati (2017 GT Spyder, dark blue with cream interior) or anything like that… just something that makes you smile and that you’ll enjoy.
  9. Read your reasons for quitting when you wake up and before you go to bed. You are going to be happier when you have fully recovered. Honestly and truly happier… I promise.

Step #7 “What To Do Now?”:

After a full month, you should be totally detoxed and feeling much better in every way imaginable. Some of you will be happy to forget about your pills and just be glad to get off of them. You’ll go on with your life and hopefully move on from this whole episode. Perhaps you were simply physically dependent on your pills and are extremely happy that this whole nightmare is now over. Well good for you and consider yourself lucky to have this over with. However, there may be some fences to mend with friends and loved ones about your mood swings, poor performance at work etc. I urge you to dedicate the next few months to patching up all of the things that may have gone by the wayside. Your friends and family will forgive but you need to make sure that you make it clear that they are your priority now. They weren’t your priority when you were taking opiates…the opiates were.

Of course, life will still have it’s good days and it’s bad days. In the past, you may have “hid” from those bad days by using pills, but by and large, you’ll be happier and healthier now that you’re off of the pills.

For those of you who were both physically and psychologically addicted to opiates, your road to recovery may be longer and more complicated. Nevertheless, there are tons of people and organizations out there that can help you. AA, NA, group therapy, individual therapy with an addictionologist — these are all good avenues to take if you continue to have cravings. I don’t have any bias towards any one of these support systems other than the fact that AA seems to think they have all of the answers. They don’t. For some people AA is great but it doesn’t work for everyone and there are plenty of other viable options to help you cope. “Whatever works” is my motto and it’s a motto that seems to work quite well.

For some, the thought of not being able to take pills ever again is a scary one. Just remember that the only thing that you’ll be giving up is loneliness, guilt, poor health and repeatedly putting your life in danger…it’s not worth it anymore.

Thanks! And good luck!


Originally published: 10/11/13

Updated 5.17.16


Disclaimer: I am not a licensed clinician or addictionologist. The post above is for reference purposes only and should not be considered “medical fact” or “standard of care”. It assumes that you are of sound mind and have the ability to make common sense decisions about your specific circumstances and your health. I have gathered this information from a variety of sources including but not limited to: clinical literature, speaking with clinicians, addictionologists and other recovery specialists, personal experience and first hand accounts of detox. As always, all detox plans are best explored with your primary care doctor, prescribing physician or psychotherapist.


  1. morgan brown says:

    i am looking for ways to home detox i been snorting opiates such as oxys and roxys for two years and my famkily told me to quit or they are making me move out with no job or money or place to go. thanks for ur advice.

  2. Have been battling this issue (addiction) for many years. After reading your info for the past few hours, I am going to give Withdrawal-Ease a chance. I am looking forward for once in my life to begin my road to recovery. Thanks for all the info, and ill be sure to let you know how it has worked for myself!

  3. I have been taking 4 30mg roxys everyday for over 1 year. No more,no less. Yesterday I stopped completely. This morning my only big side effect was pain in my legs. I went and got 4 roxys because I feel the best way to stop is tapering. I took 1 at 1:00pm. I would usuallydo another in an hour and exhaust all by the end of the evening. I instead took 1/2 at 4:30 and the other half at 7:00. This is quite to the contrary of my normal system and I don’t usually go to sleep with anything in my home. I usually wake up and begin my day on the hunt for more. I own my own business and can afford to continue as long as I please but this makes me feel as if the devil is always pushing me down. My question is, in one day I didn’t do anything for the first time in over a year and only my legs hurt, and today I did just above half of what I normally do; any advise on how to quickly regulate thetapering of these?? I am strong willed but it’s just so frustrating. I have no family and no friends because I have put my life into my business and now 10% is going to this habit. Thanks for reading I needed to atleast get that much off of my chest.

  4. Hi Thadon I would refer to our tapering article called the Art of Opiate Tapering. that will give you some good guidelines to use as you put together your taper plan. The secret is to set the plan and stick to it. If you cannot stick to it perfectly then you need to consider asking someone to dole out the pills for you.

  5. I just got my withdraw pills and im going to do this .I got off suboxene about a month agobut now im taking norcos but this is it.Im trying to taper off and i will stopp this i hate it.Not having any energy is the biggest problem but this is going to work.I think suboxene is worse then the other pills been on it for 4 years and it was very expensive.Nobody knows about my addiction so i have nobody to talk to so i will write here if thats ok.Thank you i hope this will work.

  6. Hi Maria. Congrats on taking your first step to getting your life back. I know how it feels to not be able to talk to anyone; addiction can be the loneliest thing in the world. Just remember to read the Survival Guide that comes with the product and try to follow the directions in there. The Withdrawal-Ease will work if you let it. That means following the guide. You can make it….what’s a few days of not feeling well compared to the years of being depressed and having no energy on these pills?? Please let me know how you are doing and if you should have any questions or concerns along the way, I’ll do my best to get back t you right away.

    You can email me at georgec@withdrawal-Ease.com


  7. My husband and I have a addiction to oxys and roxys. Would I have to order 2 supplies or only one that we can both share?

  8. Hi Mary. There’s a 30 day supply of both formulas so why not just try one order and if you are getting great results from it and need more then you can do that later. Divided equally, you’ll have 2 weeks worth which is usually enough anyways.


  9. Thanks for the artical. This whole site has been a huge help for me. I am not personally addicted but my best friend and roomate is addicted to the Percs that she is perscribed, and when they run out she goes for the roxys. She has committed to quitting and we have been tapering for almost a month now. I just found this site and it has given me alot of insite to what she is going through, We have just ordered your product and waiting for it to come. I love her to death and hate to see her suffer, but I hope I can be more informed and more helpful after reading this artical! :) Thanks you so much!

  10. Their is so much truth it’s hard. I never thought going to my Doctor was being a drug
    addict I believe people think because they go to their Doctor it’s OK. I’m telling you its not I have taken Oxys & Roxys for close to 12 years 140mg to as much as 200mg a day I thought it was fine because I was a Football Star after all I had 8 Knee Surgery’s 3 Back Surgery’s 5 Shoulder Surgery’s I don’t snort them shoot them I just swallow them..If you notice I just spoke like a true addict I think it’s fine
    well I’m here to say after 12 years and a Script for 180 30 mg Roxys that I stopped 25 days ago everything is true it sucks but it sucks more to miss out on life, family , friends, because your now an asshole. Stay strong I feel better everyday and when I say I went cold Turkey I went from 6 30 mg Roxys a day to nothing. It can happen if you want it.
    My High School Football Coach Said you never stay the same you get better or worse each day. I’m now getting better GOOD LUCK.

  11. Hi i am a addicted ive been doing up to ten loritabs day for the last 6 years and i just want to say thanx for the advise im starting on day one without them thanx agian

  12. i recently went on vacation for my 40th birthday, my best Gf was supposed to come with for the week, she cancelled last minute- so i decided f-it, i will go alone. on march 12th i checked into the ritz in s. florida. on march 13th i was introduced to roxy’s. i met a boy on the beach and for some reason i asked if he could get any pills. believe it or not- he was an addict, he takes and shoots over 15 a day. a very expensive habit for a beach attendant. i ended up checking out and hanging with him for the whole week, high as kite on pills. long story about to become short. i have supported his habit up until this weekend, i spent 6000.00 in less than a month. by the grace of God above, he is detoxing over the next four days at home. i am driving to see him tomorrow to be his support system. we have become close friends in this short time. he is only 24 and a beautiful man wasting his life away as a “pill head”. i am so proud to be a part of his life and his road to recovery- he’s been addicted for 5 years, he had cancer at 19 and that is what hooked him. please, i ask anyone who reads this site to pray for him during this rough road he faces…he truly deserves the prayers. as for me, i take a couple a day here and there; J is determined not to see me take the same road. i ordered your product and i a a nurse, so i feel prepared to help him. these pills are the devil, they take your life away before you even know you had one. to anyone listening- get off if you can….live a better life. we all deserve happiness and unfortunately it doesn’t come in pill form. thank you. love the website, very helpful. pls pray for JMV. God bless. BB

  13. georgia sayler says:

    I hope this comment reaches you soon. I live in nevada and am detoxing. saw your website and want to order your product. I stopped taking pills yesterday. what is the fastest way to get product to me. i just got married and this is something I need to do-detox. After 10 yrs and 15 surgeries later pain pills were a way of life for me. Anyway thank you for your help.

  14. I just wanted to say that Thank you. I tapered down and started WE 2 days ago. My husband has checked into rehab due to the fact he has medical issues, as where i just need to learn to live and deal with life like everyone else. I never would have thought my mother-in-law would have been so supporting. Because of this site, i told her i was addicted and i needed help. She’s taking my three young children for me for as long as i need. Talk about a surprise. You’re right about not wanting to be around your own kids. I have gone through withdrawals before and found myself screaming at them for no reason. I hated myself. I know it’s going to be hard, but thank you. Thank you for your words. It makes me laugh, cry, and gave me the confidence to do this (because one has to accept the truth one day). Thank you.

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    Due to some unfortunate internet “miscreants” we have been forced to shut down our comments section for all posts. We love the feedback and the interaction but we get hit with so much spam that it is impossible to clean out all of the “viagra ads” etc. on a daily basis. I’m sorry that we cannot post any comments on these posts but please rest assured that we are looking into additional security measures that will prohibit spam in the future.


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  16. J. Blanton says:

    I praise Withdrawal-Ease for working wonders for me! I have been on 75 mcg of Fentanyl and Percocet 10/325 mg (up to 6 a day) due to having a seizure from something called Conversion Disorder, which is a side effect of PTSD. During the seizure, I fell and had compression fractures in three vertebrae and just could NOT heal due to osteoporosis and other major vitamin deficiencies (I’m a gastric bypass patient also and have issues with iron, calcium, b12, etc.). My accident happened in June of 2009, so I’ve been on the meds since. I did try to check in to a rehab center, but all they did was a bunch of talk and I felt like I was being treated like a drug addict on the street or some criminal; however, all my pain meds were prescribed. My pain management doctor advised me NOT to get off the meds and definitely not waste my money with Withdrawal-Ease! I later spoke with my Hematologist that manages my vitamin deficiencies, etc. and he reviewed the ingredients. He told me to “demand to get off my meds” if that’s what I wanted and he saw nothing in Withdrawal-Ease that would harm me and if anything, it would help a lot of issues! I ordered it and started taking it the final week of my tapering script the pain management reluctantly gave me. I ended up taking for the final three weeks and immediately after stopping, I noticed I was NOT sleeping as well as when I was on it and just didn’t have the get up and go I had while taking it. I just placed my order for a three month supply of Recovery-Ease and plan on using it long term to help alleviate any withdrawal issues and possibly use it for just a daily dietary supplement. I’d love to have a reply to let me know if it’s ok to use Recovery-Ease on a long term basis as a supplement.

  17. Hi! Thanks so much for sharing the details of your story with us! Recovery Ease was made for your specific situation. It is intended to help folks with their long term detox as well as provide a great multivitamin component. Even those not detoxing from opiates can benefit from this and long term use is not harmful; it’s supposed to be beneficial. Just like Centrum but made for long term detoxification.

    Thanks again for your kind words…I’m sure your story resonated with a LOT of people here.

  18. wow! hes so lucky t have met you, i would kill for a friend like you, how is he now? ill still pray for you guys even though this is a bit of a late post! godbless! you have a heart of gold!

  19. I think that is the hardest part for me as well. I am a mother of children a ft worker and kinda a beever cleever mom. It would devastate my kids if they knew….I have no one to talk to or tell. My Fiance would leave me and try and fight for the kids. I want to quit for my kids. I just realized today that I have the problem. I am going to taper down first and then start….just feel so alone

  20. Opiate addiction has krept up on me, It took my job, my marriage, home and family including my children. For 5 years I have justified taking 10 Roxycodone 30 per day, The addiction got the best of me and my doctor has declined prescribing, leaving me with a week of meds to use to taper. I am not sure I can afford the product, but I am going to use all the tools from this website. I don’t want to be held hostage by meds anymore. I want this so bad, I am alone and scared. But I want a life back again, I want to be free, happy and healthy. Pray for me. I thank you with all my heart, you have provided so much info, You may be the one that finally made my wish come true. Tina K New York

  21. Dear Tina. First of all, I’m sorry that you’ve gone through all of this. Please contact me at Georgec@withdrawal-ease; perhaps we can help.

    “Krept up on me” is a very good way of describing it. Many here (and out there) struggling with opiates have the same issues…you’re definitely not alone ok? The other thing to remember is that even though you may have lost short-term trust from your loved ones, I refuse to believe you’ve lost them for good. Many people don’t understand a family member’s ability for forgiveness. BUT, you must get better first.

    In order to successfully get better, you’re going to have to push a lot of that guilt to the side and concentrate on YOU. That means transferring that guilt into a more constructive emotion like determination and focus. You need to take the first step and plan out your detox. Many people feel as though withdrawal is something that is out of their control and that is not necessarily true. There are proven methods to help you make the detox process more comfortable both physically and psychologically. Regardless of whether you buy Withdrawal Ease, you can help yourself by following our instructions; which are free.

    Another poster here talked about exercise and it sounds so cliche but an active process like that can really help. I don’t care if you just go to a mall and stare at people; just get out of the house and stay active. What I’m really trying to say is that much of the withdrawal process begins with attitude; if you lie back and wait for “the wave” to hit you then…well…it will hit you. But if you take the steps necessary to help yourself then it will be a lot easier and will help you be more successful. Sorry for the long post but I think this is applicable to many of my visitors.

    Regardless of whether you take the product or not, losing the guilt and turning that into focus will help you immensely. Sure, guilt is normal under the circumstances but for right now it’s doing you no good. There is a place on this site where you can download our Withdrawal Survival Guide. It’s free and even though we ask for your email, we will not SPAM you to death; I promise! Read it and try to follow the instructions to the best of your abilities. For your sake and for those that love you, getting through this process is imperative. You MUST be successful so you need to do it on your terms. The fact that you’ve had the courage to come on here and tell your story is indicative of your courage and now it’s time to get your happiness back.

  22. Hi Amanda. As you can see from the multitude of other posts here, you are NOT alone and your secret is safe with us! I think you can also see what happens if you let the problem with pills fester for too long. For all of the reasons you mentioned, it is imperative that you successfully detox and get some of that happiness back. I mention guilt in another post and I think it is a useless emotion for you right now. Put that aside and trade it in for a good helping of determination.

    What’s a few days feeling lousy compared to fighting for your kids or your spouse? Not even close right? It’s scary I know but put into perspective, it’s an easy choice and you don’t have a choice; you must do this. I know this may sound harsh but you don’t really have an option. Again, it’s going to be uncomfortable for a few days…just a few days which is a drop in the bucket when you compare it to losing the kids or your job.

    There is a lot of free information and a great product on this site that can help you make those few days more comfortable and if you follow our instructions, you will definitely feel more comfortable. There’s nothing better than starting to feel better on day 3 or 4 and saying to yourself, “wow, I’m coming out of this and I’m going to make it just fine!”. You’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. I hope that this helped and please email me if you need any more advice or if you have any other questions or concerns.

    “Either Do or Do not…There Is No Try” -Yoda


  23. dear George, thanks for all your info., and honesty,. this is the BEST site I’ve ever read! I need help..i need to get my husband to read this…he has a horrible “abusive” drug addiction, since his truck accident in 1998. his foot/heel was crushed..17 pins/screws, nothing to hold together, so they were removed…one broke off, they left it there?? …a lot of arthritis involved . his doc told him it will get worse with age. he’ll give him whatever he wants. I’ve tried locking them up and distributing them to him..[never works]…. telling his family, and all of us talking to him,..threatening to leave him…I also left his doc know he takes too many..[he knows]…he said “I don’t think he WANTS to …have you seen his x-ray!!?”…he doesn’t know EXACTLY what he’s doing. hes prescribed a lot of narcotics!..theres no reason he should run out at all. but he does, , it used to be 3-4 days early, [monthly], then a week early , now its almost 3 wks early! he’s actually in withdrawal as we speak!…it’s been our lives now for years. I CANT TAKE IT ANYMORE!. ..OVER THE YRS HES BEEN ON 4 ,-80MG OXYCONTINS A DAY….FENTANYL PATCHES 75MG PLUS 4 ROXYS….[started out on only 3 percs a day]…now it’s 5-30mg. roxys, and 2- 100mg morhine sulfate er’s, and they still cant be enough for him!…..one question I have, what does a narcotic abuser, who has pain, do?? i’m sure once off of them, they cannot take any narcotic ever again? when he’s withdrawing he says hes getting off everything…but once filled again, he’s back to business as usual. I feel he loves pills more than me, ..more than anything or anyone. I have to take hydrocodone for my back…I do not abuse them…he drives me nuts asking for mine…”lend me some”…”help me!”…they’re like m and m’s to him anyhow…but DO help my back. [I’ve been in pain since 2001]…..I cant lend him some anyhow, he cant re-pay them, he gets a different kind…..it’s an ongoing thing…I cant afford the home detox stuff you have, but he is a private person, so if anything, I MAY get him to do this himself at home. I got a lot of great tips from your materials. thank you for listening..i don’t know where to turn!!!!!, or what to do??

  24. Hi
    I had 10 years clean and sober completely off everything then when my youngest daughter was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer at age 2 I lost it! And since her death at age 7, 3 years ago have been on pain meds since! I was a meth addict for 14 years and had never touched opiates at all until I had a surgery when I was clean during that period, then my baby’s diagnosis and it’s all been downhill from there. I have gone to NA for years and I know what I need to do. I do NOT want and won’t go into another rehab if my life depends on it. my husband and I are so sick of this crap and sick of the BS that goes along with all this that I’m DONE!! But I need help to get off… I went off it once cold turkey and OMG! I thought I was gonna die! LOL… but didn’t obviously… so now I really want to do it so I succeed… after coming off the first time my baby was still alive an when she died I took a handful of oxys that my friend (who I met in recovery) gave to me and also was the same person that turned me into CPS… that’s another story… anyway… I don’t wanna go thru what I did before. I just want to get off this shit and get life back and be who I am meant to be. I know I will never be who I was before.. after a death of a child I will never be the same. Anyway, I appreciate this site an everything that you have here and we are going to give this stuff a good go!!! I am a full time student… which I hope to be able to get off either on break or something I know I won’t be able to think while in school and detoxing.When I was clean before I accomplished so much that I didn’t think I’d ever do… I have a professional career and DO NOT WANT TO LOSE MY LICENSE becuz of my stupidity of my addiction. I know I’m an addict.. have been since I started using at age 10 now I’m 41. I just keep thinking and know that my angel is watching me destroy myself from Heaven cuz I don’t want to feel the pain of losing her again… it’s so much PAIN an AGONY! So glad I found this site and I’m printing everything out and we will be buying these products in the next few weeks as I get paid.
    Thank you… any other advice besides grief counseling with PTSD counseling (which I know I need and will start to go to) will MUCH APPRECIATED!!!

  25. Chris Miller says:

    Can a person with chronic pain ever really be free of opiate use? Is there a difference between responsible drug use (maintenance) and addiction? I look at the case of George (above) and it is clear that he did not allow his doctor to monitor his pain responsibly. He kept increasing his doses and refilling early. I take the same amount of pills daily and have for over 15 years. If the pain is greater, I know that taking more will not help but will only harm me. The only time I have to refill early is when my son steals pills and then I confess I feel like an addict and I go through all the classic signs. I run a support group so I know what addiction is and I know I don’t use drugs for fun, but I worry about days when there is less pain and I am still taking pills because of maintenance needs. I know withdrawal could never be more than temporary–I have done it many times, though less lately since the arthritis has gotten worse in my neck. One good migraine would send me back to my maximum dose again. When i ask myself which I worry about more, pain or drugs, the pain wins. My mother spent her last years in terrible pain, never complaining. I know if drugs can keep me from that, I’m for drugs. But then I also think I can’t keep going on the way I do.
    Do you have an opinion?

  26. Hi Chris. In many aspects you are correct; my pain was not well managed. In fact, my doctor decided not to deal with it anymore and sent me to a pain management clinic. If you had any experience with pain management clinics it quickly becomes apparent that they are perfectly willing to keep refilling scripts as long as you keep your appointments. The actual appointments were a joke…

    “how are you feeling George?”
    “Um, I have pain”
    “Ok well here’s your script for 180 Norco and 3 refills, hope you feel better!”
    “Thanks doc”

    But I had “the gene”. This is my way of describing people who get a significant amount of euphoria and energy from opiates. Some people don’t have “the gene” and they take opiates, feel a bit groggy and their pain is gone. Based on your comments Chris, I think you probably fall into the latter category. Towards the end, pain relief was secondary for me; the 45 minutes of bliss twice a day is what got me trapped. And as the tolerance builds something’s gotta give because you keep chasing the bliss and it becomes less and less effective.

    I think this is an important distinction between those that are physically dependent on opiates. In your case, you have been able to take painkillers as prescribed for 15 years which is surprising to me. You certainly have developed a fair amount of tolerance to the drug and you’re getting a much less effective dose than you were 15 years ago. Many people in your position would have doubled or even tripled their dose to keep up with tolerance.

    Nevertheless, you bring up a good point which is, “at what point does opiate dependence become more of a problem than pain?” I believe that lifelong acute pain is inexcusable and must be treated to ensure that a person like yourself can live a functional and relatively pain-free life. If given the choice between chronic, acute pain or opiate dependence, I choose the pills any day. At this point in time, nothing comes close to opiates for pain relief so if you are taking your meds as prescribed and visiting your doctor regularly then I think you are probably doing the right thing. When a person begins taking more and more that’s when things spiral out of control and a difficult decision must be made.

    I think you should also explore alternatives (PT, acupuncture or whatever works) but in your case I don’t see any better option unless your doctor has some ideas. I hope that this has helped Chris


  27. Hi Amanda. Just got thru reading your post. I know you don’t know me but I am a father of 4 beautiful children and a husband to an amazing woman. I was an addict for years, usually taking 10 to 15 tabs per day. No one knew except for the “dealers.” I felt so guilty, alone, disappointed, etc. I knew if my wife found out I would be getting a divorce and paying child support on 4 kids (yikes). Finally, enough was enough. After several attempts to quit, I finally realized what was the most important. Not gonna lie, it was the hardest thing I”ve ever done. But I promise if you’ll hang in there each day will get better and better. I know you feel alone but trust me you’re not. I’ll be praying for you.

  28. I have fibromyalgia and just had my doctor cut my fenantyl from 50 to 25s. Be AUSE of reading about how strong it is. For the past 5 days I had chills one night the next day I hurt bad in my neck, back, and shoulders. Today was just a very weak day. I laid on the couch all day spoil weak and jittery. I was never told about fenantyl. It was prescribed. I never questioned anyone about it. I thought my Dr New what he was doing, but when I told him I w
    anted to cut down his reply was, I don’t think it has helped you all that much. Never said a word about withdrawal.

  29. Hi Connie. An all too common situation I’m afraid. Doctors don’t really know much about opioid dependency. Or perhaps they know but want to avoid the subject at all costs. If I were in pain management, I would have a whole part of my practice devoted to detox and withdrawal treatment. After all, the influx of patients that are currently streaming into your practice will eventually “crash” at some point. You didn’t “crash” per se but you sure could have used some help with your withdrawals. Why not add those patients to your practice?

    I’ve written a couple posts on the issues involved with chronic pain (fibro being a chief offender) and it’s a tough call. Pain is inexcusable but at what point does the need for relief outweigh the eventual downfalls of opiate dependency? There’s the rub. I think the measure of intolerable pain (i.e. needing opiates) is when pain results in loss of function…again, inexcusable if it can be treated.

  30. Ashley Dupuis says:

    I have read in other articles that this withdrawal ease doesn’t actually make a difference during the initial withdrawal. Is there anyone on here that has been through withdrawal without and then will the pills? Can you please let me know your comparison and be honest. Thanks so much

  31. Hi Ashley. It’s healthy to have to skepticism. I too have read some of these comments and the VAST majority of them are on message boards. Most of the folks who say that it does not help have not actually tried it and naturally feel intimidated at the thought of detox. After all, those message boards can engender a type of “victim complex” that can comfort those that haven’t gotten the will to actually detox. If you taper, follow our Withdrawal Survival Guide and take the product as directed then it’s almost impossible NOT to see an improvement. After all, tapering and most of the advice in our Guide have been proven to help…they are clinical best practices and accepted as standard of care for opiate detox. The product itself is comprised of nutritional supplements that have been proven to reduce the intensity of many of the common symptoms of withdrawal.

    Withdrawal Ease is not a panacea…it is not a cure. It is one tool that people can use to reduce the discomfort of their symptoms and help them successfully detox. Unfortunately, there are a lot of jaded people on message boards who need to blame or disprove programs like Withdrawal Ease in order to justify their own circumstances. I suppose it is the nature of things… and addiction. Since Withdrawal Ease is roughly the price of one Oxycontin on the street, I’m not sure why anyone wouldn’t at least try our program for home detox.

    Ultimately, you must be the “engine” that drives the process; if you follow our instructions, you will have an easier time of it. Period.

    Thanks Ashley; it’s a worthwhile discussion and we welcome feedback from anyone that has tried both.

  32. Hello Chris,

    I am deeply grateful to you for asking the question that I have struggled with for years now. Having been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis about six yeas ago, following two years of terrible pain in my joints, fingers, back, and nearly every part of my body, plus over 2 years of being poked, stuck, scanned, and seeing specialists, a diagnosis finally emerged…RA. I have taken opiates for nearly six years and am so tired of it….I can’t even explain. I feel like my life is no longer my own. Chronic pain is a terrible thing but dependence on opiates is even worse. Again, I appreciate you articulating the question and George’s response. I intend to have a conversation, again, with my doctor. He needs to know that I intend to quit the opiates and look for alternatives to pain management.

    Thank you and all the best,

  33. Hello George,

    Your website is a God send. I intend to follow all the great advice found here when I begin detox and on into recovery. There has to be a better way to manage chronic pain without opiates. I feel like my life is so negatively affected and I want the joy and happiness back that was once the foundation of my existence. The posts are encouraging, uplifting, and invaluable.

    Sincerest gratitude,

  34. BRIAN BUSHMAN says:


  35. Hi George,
    You have great advice here. Before and after a spinal fusion back in 2004, I was prescribed some powerful painkillers and became chemically dependent. I starting getting sick all the time and didn’t realize that I was in withdrawal every other day. I had never been in withdrawal before. I told my doctor about my new symptoms and her solution was to give me higher doses of the painkillers and other drugs for the symptoms. I ended up on fentanyl patches for several years and kept asking my doctor for help getting off them. She just shrugged and acted like I was a bad person who’d brought it all on myself. She sent me to a pain clinic which advised me against getting off the fentanyl and added low dose methadone to the mix (ugh).

    After failing to find a website like yours (back in 2007, 2008), I started talking to heroin addicts on line and they advised me how to do a home detox. They were really nice! Getting off the fentanyl patch was way easier than I expected. Getting off the 5 mg of methadone was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. I still have back pain and use opiates only as needed. (I do not crave them. Most of my opiates have expired sitting in the drawer.)

    I just want to say that your advice about preparing for a detox weekend is first rate. Get a baby sitter, stock up good food, tea, movies. Do not plan to drive or go out or work. You cannot work while in serious withdrawal. Just take a “vacation” or pretend you have the flu. If possible, have another person around to keep an eye on you. When the symptoms were worst, I took one valium and one hydrocodone and that was all I needed to get me over the hump. I am not here to comment on your product. But I want other people to know that your advice on home withdrawal is excellent!

  36. Im so happy i found this website because there are other people have the same fellings you have and they understand what you are going through so thanks for all the comments rochell

  37. Thank you…I am beginning the process of helping my daughter who has been to detox twice and immediately went back to using. she has gone to heroin because of cost and maybe the high..not sure…I have spent the last week reading everything I could to help me understand how this changes the person to do things (my mind) can not understand. Until this page I thought there was no hope left to save my daughter…she is 37 and my granddaughter is 16 now both living with me. I am going to order this and give her all the support I can but I know it’s up to her to live or not…but her daughter means everything to her so I pray this will be the beginning of her journey…she is back in 8 day detox then home so I guess the paws will be her demon to conquer. Thank you again!

  38. Withdrawal Ease made the detox bearable. People say this is the hardest thing to accomplish and it is hard but can be done IF You want to. That is the key. You have to decide it is important enough to get your life back to normal. This product eliminated jerking while putting vitamins into system. My addiction was Valium 15 years and then Xanax for 1.5 years. I have been drug free since 11.6.2013 and so happy to enter 2014 without drugs. If I can do it anyone can. The guide is a great source too. If you want to be clean you can. The product really helped. Good luck!

  39. Val Taylor says:

    Thank u George !

  40. C. Goldsmith says:

    hey George, thanx for the info. it is nice someone has finally put together a viable, natural product to assist with the grueling time /symptoms of withdrawal . Everything you mentioned I am in agreement with, only statement I found questionable was; the physical manifestations of withdrawal being no worse than a bad stomach flu. That statement is not necessarily true, depending on the severity of one’s addiction, their tolerance of anxiety and threshold for pain. Many other factors and variables are involved, therefore summing it up neatly as compared to a “stomach flu” can possibly be misleading.

  41. Hi C. Ha! I just said “Hi C!” You get it…ok moving on. I agree somewhat although I’m not sure I would use the term “misleading”. Feel free to disagree and I’m even open to the possibility that I’m understating the impact of withdrawal by associating it with a stomach flu. But I gotta tell ya, the sickest I’ve ever been (and this includes several full blown withdrawal episodes) is when I got a stomach flu (or perhaps food poisoning) a few years back. Really, no comparison; I thought I was a goner. While opiate withdrawal may have a wider spectrum of symptoms, I think it’s valid to suggest that the intensity/acuity of a stomach bug or flu is comparable to withdrawal. This is what I was suggesting. Everyone has a different experience however; and this makes opiate detox that much more difficult to treat.

  42. Hello George,

    I have been taking pain meds for along time. I’m up to 12-14 Tramadol a day also as many as 5 hydo when there is no Tramadol. I ran out Saturday morning and I’m know 52 hrs in withdraw. I feel really bad and was wondering if I should go into long term treatment?

  43. Hi Carl. Ultimately, your decision on your course of treatment is up to you. Of course I’m not a doctor so I cannot give you any professional advice. Having said that, I’m happy to share my thoughts on your situation! If you are now on your 76th hour of detox, you’ve come too far to turn back. You should be at the tail end of your detox and will most likely start to feel much better going forward. It would be a shame to go through all of this for nothing. So I would definitely hang in there.

    As for whether or not you need more comprehensive treatment, I really think it is worth consideration if you have gone through detox many times before and cannot seem to stop the compulsions. I make a pretty broad distinction between physically dependent and addicted. I’m not qualified to determine if you are addicted but perhaps a consultation with one of them is worthwhile. There are also some great Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP’s) out there that have been successful. I’m sorry that I could not provide a more definitive answer for you!

  44. George,

    I’m now 56hrs sober. I checked into a local detox facility after sending you my message. I have started the recovery process and have been released. I will start my out-patient therapy on Monday. While I was in detox I took an MRI on my right hip that has been causing some of my pain and will have hip replacement surgery on next week. My doctor has been amazing helping in my recovery process. Thank you for having this site it really gave me the strength to fight for my life the day I read your posting.

    Thank you

  45. I am so amazed right now and full of hope for the future after stumbling on this site. I have been a pain management patient since 2006. I was started on Percocet 5/500 four times a day along with frequent epidural injections, muscle relaxers, steroids, etcetera. I am now taking 30 mg of oxycodone 8 times a day. For the last year I have been so depressed, moody, irritable, and exhausted. I could sleep all day everyday but have somehow managed to work full time. No one but my PM physician knows of my opiate use. I believe my long term opiate use has led to other health issues as we’ll. I have been seriously considering stopping the meds but I truly thought I would need inpatient detox, and rehab. No way could I swing the time or money. Over the last three months I have decided I am tired of being treated like a common street addict. I now must get RXs for 15 days only because of the restrictions by the state for opiate dispensing. The pharmacist treats me like a druggie. I actually had to find a pharmacy “in the hood” because none of the walgreens, CVS, Rite Aide dispense the quantity or strength I am prescribed. I have refused to allow any increase in my meds despite the fact I am now tolerant to my current dose. Every week I count my pills, try to tell myself not to take more than the 8/day and every 5 days before refill I am forced to taper or run out. I cannot continue on this path. I am consumed by my pills.

    I now feel there is a way out after reading your information. I am currently writing up my plan for detox. I am hopeful my pain mgmt doc will support this decision. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to tell your story and struggles. I hope I will soon be opiate free and living life once again. I am excited to order your product and will read your words of encouragement through this journey.

  46. Hi George. I look forward to trying this method to detox successfully this time. Unfortunately my ex girlfriend just broke up with me less than a month ago because she found out I was taking methadone to get off of opiates, and I iied for awhile about what the methadone was actually for. I feel so terrible for doing this to her but i really thought i was doing what was right at the time. I now realize i should have trusted her to help me. I love her with all of my heart and I truly hope that one day she will forgive me and understand why I lied and didnt trust her in the first place….I didnt/counldnt trust myself. I am currently on methadone because trying to withdraw from opiates and dealing with the depression of losing the love of my life is just far to much to bear all at once. I tried it, and I immediately became severely depressed and suicidal for a number of days. I realize I have to tackle these one at time…first dealing with the breakup because well..i have no other choice. But when the time is right, and I feel I have moved on from her..i will implement this method of getting of the methadone for good. Basically, i am only starting the methadone at this point to save my life…which i know that it will, Please comment back or email me with any questions or tips you may be able to offer on my unique situation. I am looking for all the help I can get right now…thanks

  47. Taper,Taper,Taper,,,,,this is the ONLY way to get off opiates,,,,,and you must stay away from anybody that does them….I have tried and failed going on 4 times now, the last time using the “withdrawal ease”, which seemed to help some, but I did not taper enough before I started on the “withdrawal ease”. I am going to try again this month with my script, and order another round of wthdrwl ease.To everybody out there that trulely wants to quit, you ARE going to feel like shit, so be ready for it,,,it IS NOT EASY,,,I would emphasize doing light exercise EVERY day,,,,just get outside and walk,,,breath in fresh air and nature and realize what you are missing…I am married with kids,mortgage,car payments and the whole bullshit work like a dog way of life and these pills have helped me have the getup and go for many years but they are taking a big toll on my life ,,,as everyone reading this knows or you would not be on this site.If you are not ready to feel uncomfortable, sleepless, anxious, stressed and everything else that goes with the withdrawals then dont waste your time doing it, because it will happen. It just depends on how much you taper down as to what the severity will be…..BUT, this last time was the closest I have ever been and I seen the light,,,but guess what ,,,my script was due and I said well it wouldnt hurt to have a couple around just for the extreme pain at times,,,,I should just have endured the pain..So I know this blog was long but I really hope it helps someone….ps,,,Melatonin helps with the sleep,,its all natural and really helps.

  48. Hello George God bless you first i enjoyed reading some of your material well job done awesome research I’m an Herbal Clinician was looking for herbal remedies to help my client with her legs restlessness syndrome. funny how i just found you i was in 3 days intense holistic seminar opiates was one of the classes i took and I’m uphold of the conventional medicine we need a revival in our medical industries this is biggest crime ever lived in human life. we need to help each other as brothers and sister we must have more compassion then to make more money. thank you

  49. karaboulou says:

    George I would like to applaud your own personal journey you’ve shared with us! Thankyou! Helping to empower & educate us opiate addicts. Im 22, raised in Las Vegas, that itself is a challenge. I went from uppers at 11yo to heroin last 7yrs. Immediately started IV use it was a soaking wet slope from there! George I love the humor & truth in your work. I’ve been to 6 rehabs & 1 IOP that I graduated. Many specialists tried to explain my current physical,mental feelings, when no experience with drug abuse themselves. So you understanding makes it that much more comfortable and trustworthy. I thank the humor included. I feel it’s vital to recovery at such an emotional stage, it’s so important to surround yourself with positivity. Have a positive mindset and a positive outcome will bring a positive outcome! I love the natural remedies using poison to kill poison isn’t always the answer! Meditation, breathing, and being in nature helped me alot. Also talking takes your mind off the pain during withdrawls. I feel it’s much more comfortable in your own home than hospital/rehab that has rules: lights out at certain time, lights on in hallway, no TV, staying in bed all night. For me being alone and in the quiet was when pains got worse and I realized I was focusing more so mental state is a big influence. Reading your page made me very happy to see something I liked every advice given I really feel I’m ready to give this the final boot. This made me that much more confident! First I need to find different living arrangements which has been the problem fora while. Constant negative people are around me (family) and my health comes before their needs or expectations. I have to solely do it only for myself which it is for. I definetely agree about the message boards is people constantly scaring you or glorifying the drug itself which has been a big problem in many of the rehabs I was at. I feel it’s acceptable to share your drug of choice but unecessary to go into how much you use unless it’s patient and doctor. I strongly recommend that to anyone don’t focus on talking about that because people naturally like to compare, and everyone has had some fd up things happen or the majority wouldn’t be here. I wanted to say to you and everyone recovering/going through withdrawals/planning on recovery. I pray for your soul to find its way as I do mine and to find the meaning of life and happiness! Once you do get to that first week how you not only cry but just laugh at everything and you are like a child learning and seeing everything in a new way. At that point just tell yourself is not worth all the negativity you once had! A tip I wanted to give is your diet is a VERY big factor: sugars, diet sodas (aspartame), GMO foods are almost everywhere and proven they almost are unhealthy in every aspect. Proper Probiotics will help your body feel alot better also. These are all things I have researched and included in my recovery. Thankyou for all your ensight and personal experiences. I wish all of you the best and thankyou again George for your help and guidance. I wish you sobriety and happiness for all of eternity! XD

  50. I’ve read through several of your posts and I’d like to thank you for “re-motivating” me to continue my journey of trying to get off opiates. After being on multiple types and strengths of pain killers for severe Crohns for over 10 years I finally got to a point last year where my tolerance was so high and pain so frequent that I got sent to a pain management doctor and put on fentanyl patches along with oxycodone for breakthrough pain. I finally had a successful surgery in March that has removed the Crohns and the strictures from my intestines for now (it can return anytime but I remain hopeful) so I have informed my pain doc that I’d like to taper and get off the drugs. But oh how I rue the day I agreed to start those patches! Unfortunately most physicians aren’t compassionate about the agony that can come along with riding yourself of opiate addiction, be it mental or physical, and you’re absolutely right about the message boards. They have me scared to death about fentanyl withdrawal in particular! I’ve gotten off oxy at home in the past, and other opiates, but these patches are somehow so much worse and harder to get off of. On top of that – My Dr no longer sees me as a long term patient (or cash cow if I’m to be more direct) so he drops my patch doses drastically each month with no regard for the pain I experience. This leads to taking too many breakthrough meds early in the month, running out early, and then having discomfort and mild withdrawals from that. So I spend the first part of the month sick due to the patch decrease, and the last of the month part sick because I ran out of breakthrough meds. I’ve pleaded with my PCP and my GI to help, tried to find new doctors, sought advice from “addiction counselors” but to no avail. Being on disability and state healthcare, along with being only 30 years old and on such strong narcotics immediately seems to give people the opinion that I’m some kind of junkie or drug seeker. I’ve never used an opiate for recreation, I was just unlucky to have a severe & aggressive chronic disease starting at age 7. Now, I know that the patches are just too strong to go cold turkey no matter what, (currently down to 75mcg every 72 hours and 45mg oxyIR if I take as directed) but at this rate I’m starting to wonder if I can actually do this this at times. I spent years with debilitating illness and went through a painful and risky surgery so that I could have my life back, now all I feel like I’ve hit another brick wall. It’s taking SO long to get off these meds and the depression is so crippling at times, it’s seems like slow torture that will continue for months (if I make it!). I’m exercising, eating healthy, therapy once a week, trying desperately to take my IRs as directed (or less than), but my question is: any specific advice on “the art of tapering” when it comes to a patch that you change every 72 hours? It’s not like a pill, where I can just take one less or stretch out the dosing times. I have the desire to be free of these, and I know deep down I have the strength, I’ve just never had to deal with such a drawn out and painful weening process. I feel like I’ll never cross the finish line sometimes.

  51. Katie J. says:

    Hi George,
    I just found this site and have to say it has really encouraged me to follow through with my plans of stopping the opiates. I’m 52 and began taking hydrocodone about 5 years ago after being diagnosed with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis. I’ve quit 1 time after going cold turkey and it lasted 2 weeks, then I caved in to the craving and now take up to 40-45 10 mg hydrocodone/day. Initially it was for the pain, but I absolutely love the feeling of the opiate high and have just cont’d to take “extra” until I’ve reached the point of literally killing myself to live. I’ve suffered with depression for about 35 years, and the opiates are the only thing that has made life bearable up until the last couple of months. Deep down I know my liver is not going to last much longer at this pace. The only thing that keeps me going at this point are my grandchildren..I have come very close to ending it all but don’t have the guts. I have wiped out my 401k, maxed credit cards and am at rock bottom. I work in the medical profession and can’t risk rehab due to losing my license. I work behind a desk all day taking 50-60 mg of opiates every 2-3 hours and shut my office door so I can cry almost every day. It looks like bankruptcy is in the near future due to buying so many pills and not going to be able to keep up the payments on my credit cards. I’m not sure why I felt the need to ramble on , but thank you being here ..it’s made me feel better just to get it out. Please pray that the 60 pills I have left will be enough to help with the weaning.

  52. As an online business owner I have luxuries most people would dream for. I make over 6K, great wife, dog, house, and trying to have our first child. You would think that is all I needed…. Oh was wrong. First it was Viks, then percs, and now Roxi’s…. It is a devilish cycle that you can control if you want to. I am not a doctor but what worked for me was first come clean…. Tell your friends, family, anyone that you have a problem. Then figure out your plan. I personally used kratom for the first 3 days and then did a 12 detox program from the health food store. Loaded up with vitamins and healthy remedies. Ya, I spent over $100 but that was a days worth of Roxie’s…. So it’s worth it. So far so good. You could only control today. Yesterday has already happened and tomorrow you might not be here…. Take control and live today. I promise you, you will be happy!

  53. I too am so very thankful for this site. I read all the posts. My situation is a bit different. I am a stage 4 cancer survivor. The cancer metastecized to my right hip and back. I had my right hip removed. There are several places with bone on bone due to missing cartilage. You know that is pain. I have been on the fentanyl 75 patch for 4 years. Always noticing that after the 2nd day I felt down and pressure like anxiety. I am to change it every 3 days but if I wait I stay in bed full of discouragement, negative thoughts and hopelessness. Within an hour of putting a new patch I feel normal. I know that the pain I would have would be unbearable and I am a tough cookie. What would you suggest in my situation? I am also on venaflexine for the depression I dealt with because of the cancer and now being disabled. As far as the pain goes , the patch lasts the full 3 days but I cant handle the emotional pressure I feel in the 2nd day. Thank you.

  54. salena baker says:

    Dear george, I think you are right about the doctors not warning patients about the risk of opiate dependency When subscribing a opiate pain killer to a patient. They should explain the risks to a patient and let them make the decision for themselves if they still want to take it or not. I really agree completely. It’s like they don’t care.

  55. George, I found your site last night and decided to start tapering off today. I used to take close to 15 7.5 Loracets a day then got it down to 7 or 8 about a year ago. Today I have taken 4 so far but would normally have had 6 by now. This was not too hard. I am buying these on the street so it’s pretty expensive and I am tired of it controlling me especially since I don’t get the high I used to get. I am terrified of the withdrawals, but if this tapering works for me, I should have the money to purchase your product to ease the withdrawals. I really hope I get some feedback from anyone on this site, to help encourage me and coach me through this. I don’t have any pain, that’s not I take them. I started by trying one for energy and it skyrocketed.

  56. IT WORKS! After 10 years on hydrocodone, I ordered your product and QUIT! It was not like I had thought it would be. I was feverish for about 12 hours and a little restless but nothing like going cold turkey. I am grateful, thankful and encourage anyone to follow this course and get the monkey off your back. With all the new laws with narcotics, I had enough and the shame was almost worse than the addiction.

  57. This was the most helpful of all sites while I was coming off. (thank you to the writer)
    I came off with the help of small doses of Suboxone, I came off the sub 7 days after and yes then the weird kicked in. I did have the chills (for a week) , no energy and some mood swings!
    Im only 18 days completely off; but I can already tell a difference! and yes I was hooked on them pain pills and that was my life. It feels great waking up each day not needing or wanting one! I am now free!~ Now I am taking vitamins, drinking boost plus, and eating as much as I can!
    I hated pain pills and that helped me get off them!

  58. I started at home yesterday, wish me luck.

  59. Thank you so much for the advice. I’ve reached my “over this shit” point and very willing to follow these steps. I’ve got two beautiful young daughters that need their mommy better. My time is now. Thank you again for sharing your experience and knowledge. I am scared but looking forward to my recovery.

  60. TheSoir says:

    I’ve been searching endlessly for days. I had to do a 4 day taper and then cold turkey, well, one pill a day for 2 days during the thick of it, and tonight a wee bit of Suboxone after 3 days of in humane suffering and 24 hours without a ‘boost.’ I wish I had found this site a week ago. I’ve wrecked my good life, from an unbelievably bright, bright future to ‘I can’t even afford this product or food.’
    The content clarity of your writings was the first real advice/info that made me feel ‘safe.’ My endless googling has mostly led me to the crappy message boards and clinical info. I just wanted to thank you for talking to us like we’re humans and have responsibilities we can’t just chuck for in patient rehab.

  61. Nancylia says:

    Hey everyone!
    So I’m 6 weeks I will be 29.
    This is a gift to myself!

    I tapered the suboxen down to about 1mg a day and then started recovery ease a couple daya ago. Man, I slept like a baby !!

    When I was 15 I had my first surgery. First of many. I didn’t even know what an opiate was ! So slowly friends started to ask if they could buy one, i would laugh wondering why they would want to buy them…little did I know that teens and young adults got off on these things called percocet that I was being prescribed religiously. huh.

    So by the time I was 19 I was still having surgery, but also milking the doc for meds.

    Well it was almost a year after surgery when they said ok,you don’t need it.

    Well shit.

    I was going through withdrawal
    I has no idea about addiction, about withdrawals, none of that! (Crazy I know ).

    So my “friend’ offered me a bump of heroin. Okay great I didn’t feel like crap anymore.

    Yeah well it only took me a month to realize I was spending hundreds of dollars a day and not only did I losee the love of my life but it OWNED ME.I left nursing school Too.

    So I started sneaking around the Web and learned that I was an addict. Yep sure was
    So I was too ashamed to tell my parents I was an adict ( from age 15 to 22 they had no idea ) . So I lied and said I was going on a vacation with my then ex boyfriend whom was my best friend. He tool me to a detox center and I gave him a letter to give to my parents, confessing everything. To say they were shocked is putting it mildly

    So there I was in detox center for 7 days. They gave me suboxen and woop I felt GREAT. I agreed to go to in patient afterwards in which I left after two weeks ,and went right back to the heroin. Stupid.

    Well I gave up on the heroin and went to see an outpatient SUB doc.

    He prescribed me and so on. I met my now husband and father of my 2.5 year old when I was taking Subutex. I told him on our second date that I was a former addict and that I had been in therapy for 2 years
    Never failed a test, never slipped etc. Well don’t ya know it his sister is a never ending adict!
    Thank god he gave me the benefit of the doubt since I was enlisted in the Marines at the time and he went to EVERY appointment with me
    He was so very supportive !

    I got pregnant when I was down to .5mg a day. That’s one 2 mg tablet every 4 days!

    Since I was pregnant though I was at a standstill. they said it was too dangerous to the baby to keep tapering.

    Baby boy was born and observed for just 2 days, with no withdrawals at all and I thank God for that!!!!

    6 months later I get nerve damage in my back where I couldn’t move my hand or wrist.

    Hubby took me to the er where they immediately gave me IV push of DILATUID. Why? Idk. They didn’t tell me until I asked. My husband and I were both horrified but on the inside I slipped and didn’t get back up. I loved it.

    I lied and said I was finally done with my subs. Which I was-I replaced them with opiates for my hand.

    Which came full circle again to milking the docs for meds etc. My hand is fine mostly now I was honestly just enjoying the high. Well doc cut me ofF.

    I couldn’t go to detox again bc I lied !
    So I started buying subs on the street a year ago and here I am.

    So I’m almost 29. From 15 on, I don’t know what its like to actually be sober. Being on suboxen is not being sober I’m my book.

    So I’m taking this leap of faith. I’m done with opiates, good bye to suboxen ,and a brand new life awaits me by the time my birthday hits next month! Not only that but I’m going to Italy in 8 weeks aswell (homeland ).

    So I’m excited yet nervous.

    I don’t Knoe who or what I am without opiates or suboxen. But I jumped in head first and I’m not going back. George I have full faith in this system ,I cannot wait to discover who I am.

  62. I have been on morphine and percocet for over 8 years. My major to my mind is I have custody of my 20 month old grandson. And absolutely no one to help me. Not even for a couple hours. Any suggestions?

  63. Wow Mary that’s a tough one. I don’t know if I can even give you an opinion on that other than suggesting that the welfare of the child may need your absolute and full attention. Detoxing from opiates with a 20 month old baby sounds like it would be too much for either of you to handle. Until you can get someone to help you take care of the child, I’m just not sure. Tough decision…I’m so sorry but I literally don’t know what else to say. You’re going to need a week at least to get through that detox…during that time, you’re going to have a hard enough time taking care of yourself much less a baby.

    Perhaps someone else could give their opinion?

  64. Daniel Beck says:

    Honestly I’m a bit surprised at some of your material. I too am a “repeat offender”. I really liked the quality of your writing. Much of what you pointed out was very important and useful information. I would assume anyone that does even half of these preparatory steps has a significantly higher chance of success. Having worked in the field for some years I can say that I ran across a number of people who’s medical conditions caused serious life long pain management problems. In my limited experience on this issue I would suggest speaking with your physician regarding your medication concerns prior to trying a home detox. There are many non-narcotic alternatives around these days that may help minimize some of the medical pain associated with your condition. This will free up some of the pain associated with your medical condition….Assuming you still want to stop the narcotic pain meds….

  65. I have been on Hydrocodone 10/325 for many years due to severe back pain. I also do pain injections. At this point I take 3 Hydrocodone a day and my stomach is a mess. I’m done. I will deal with my pain by excersing and natural remedies. I have Lupus and Sjogrens as well and I have come to terms with many other symptoms. I think the Hydrocodone is making my Sjogrens worse. I must stop taking the Hydrocodone before I feel like I may go blind. I can barely see to work at my computer daily. I’ve begun to taper my meds down. Once I’ve tapered for a week, when should I order the meds to help stop taking the Hydrocodone completely?

  66. Hi Allyson. I must admit I had to look up Sjorens Syndrome! Auto-immune diseases of all varieties are popping up everywhere. I have Crohn’s disease which is related. You honestly don’t take that much Hydrocodone; many people who visit this site can take 25 at a time! This is not to suggest that your detox is trivial whatsoever. I think it would be wise to taper down a bit over a couple weeks and then (assuming you have Withdrawal Ease) begin taking the product in your second week of tapering. It is ok to take both Hydrocodone while taking Withdrawal Ease. It’s also important to make sure that you read the Survival Guide (withdrawal-ease.com/welcome) before you start.

    If you don’t have Withdrawal Ease that’s ok too. Just make sure to taper down and then I think your recovery should be pretty complete after a couple of weeks.

  67. I started out i wanna say about. 6 years ago on pills from a doctor be for i knew it i WAS dependent on them. I live in a large city where it has a very high rate of addiction it seemed like every body was either selling or taking. I wanna say about 3 year’s ago most people’s addiction turned into heroin use and so did. Mine. I’ve used all the excuses a person can use pushed away every friend every loved one list every thing. I never under stood the true meaning of rock bottom till i hit rock bottom. I have 3 choices i can make 1.death 2.jail 3. Get help! I want help! I want my life back my friends my family . I’ve just recently went through a very traumatic. Event that no mother should have to go through. I’ve been exploring all my options i really wanna be serious about my recovery do it for the right reasons not just because. First i wanna thank you for your input and all the information you have provided i really feel it’s going to be use full! So thank you!
    I have just a few questions. 1 does. Withdrawal ease work just the same for.A user’s like my self? Heroin breaks down into an opiot Will it work just the same for my self as If i was on some type of pain pill. I’m not a heavy user but I’m still a user. I’ve seen SO many people try methadone suboxone etc to go right back to there drug of choice i really want to be serious about my recovery and do it the right way. Thank you so much.

  68. Hi Daniel. Thanks so much for the compliment on the writing. Much of the really important content with respect to strategies and tools that one can use to detox more comfortably are free. Of course we offer the Survival Guide, but I give that away SO much that I’m sure it’s plastered everywhere on the web! The Guide is not a sales gimmick or “value add”, it is a very important piece of the program and I’m happy to share if people really want it. Ultimately, I wanted to make sure that people could get a lot of value from the site without paying a dime. Of course we’re a business and businesses need to make money but that does not preclude us from helping people.

    I also agree whole heartedly with your comment on checking with your doctor about your detox and making them aware of your plans to detox. Detoxing at home is not for everyone and it needs to be executed correctly. Thanks for the comments Daniel.

  69. Hello all….I’m a chronic pain sufferer from a botched abdominal surgery back in 2010. They strung me along and kept me doped up long enough to get past the statute of limitations for malpractice and then almost to that DAY kicked me to the curb. They kept telling me I had “comlications not related to the actual surgery” yeah right….So I was referred to the illustrious pain management doctor who had just the thing I needed: Fentanyl patches and 7.5/325 pills for breakthrough pain. I started on a 25 mcg patch and within 2 years had graduated to the 75 mcg patch. Because of the issues with my stomach, I have malabsorbtion issues so my labs are ALL screwed up and I get kidney stones about every 4-6 weeks. I was ending up in the ER about once every 6 weeks and they’d write me a short term script for something stronger then the pills I was taking to help with the breakthrough pain for a few days. (usually percocet 10/325’s) Well my pain management doc caught wind of this and cut me off the pills he had been rx-ing because I had “multiple rx-ers” despite the fact I TOLD him of these problems and had been going to the SAME ER every time. At any rate, I had to admit to myself a few weeks ago that I was STILL having the pain I had before and was only filling the fentanyl Rx’s to keep from withdrawing. I made the decision to completely rip off the patch last Saturday (about 1 week ago) and have been going through holy hell in withdrawals. I used the Thomas recipe but don’t really think it helped much. I had my monthly pain management doctor’s appt on Monday. He FLIPPED when I told him I went CT 2 days earlier and wanted me to immediately get on Subutex. I told him that I wasn’t going to trade one addiction for another one. He did Rx me with Gabapentin and a little bit of valium (5mg) and I have to say, the gabapentin has helped a little with the WD’s. I am past the point now of craving the opioids but just feel like I was run over by a Mac truck. ZERO energy, can hardly walk but notice a night and day difference after 7 days of detox. I will NEVER touch an opioid again and will never allow one to be administered to me in the hospital. I would rather deal with the pain the best I can than be a slave to the demon patches. I am supposed to have surgery on both my Achilles tendons due to bone spurs forming on both heels. I have opted out of it for fear that post surgically, I’ll need pain meds and won’t be able to tolerate the pain and be forced to take them and I’m not going to do it. To anyone out there detoxing CT like me…It CAN be done! You just have to WANT it and realize that no matter how bad it gets, it DOES get better. Get through one day….If you can’t get through 1 hour and if you can’t do that get through 1 minute. It will be the best thing you ever did for yourself. I promise!

  70. I was wondering if these products could help ease psychiatric withdrawals ?

  71. Hi Brian. Thanks for “sharing”! When I wrote the comment about going to the ER I was being a bit facetious in order to point out that a certain amount of common sense was assumed. It’s ironic (and funny) that you were not able to recognize that. Although you’ve added very little value to this thread, I thought everyone might be amused by your comment; albeit at your expense. By the way, your “caps lock” is on…

  72. Hi Nikki. When you say “psychiatric withdrawal”, I’m assuming withdrawal from anti-depressants? The technical term is Serotonin Discontinuation Syndrome. I’m not sure why they use a word like “syndrome” which is often associated with medical conditions for which there is no explanation. For me, it makes perfect sense why people don’t feel so great after stopping anti-depressants given the indication.

    Nikki I wrote a blog about anti-depressants and whether Withdrawal Ease could help (you can read the full article here: “Anti-Depressant Withdrawal. Can Withdrawal Ease Help?”). I suppose the “headline” is that there are some key differences with respect to symptoms and I we need to be very careful about how/if/when Withdrawal Ease could be administered for this type of withdrawal. Ultimately, I think it can help as an adjunct but I’m wondering if the underlying cause of the depression has been resolved? Is that why the meds have been discontinued? It’s a complicated issue and people are on anti-depressants for all sorts of reasons which is why I suggest that perhaps Withdrawal Ease can help but only as an adjunct for the short term type of symptoms like brain zap type of stuff…and always with your psychiatrists permission. Take a look at the article and see what you think. Thanks Nikki.

  73. Darlene Collins says:

    I have successfully detoxed off opiates the only thing I am still having after 2 years of quitting is that I am still unable to sleep 8 hrs I only sleep 4 if that and the doctors don’t want to prescribe sleep aids don’t know what else to do.

  74. I never knew this was possible I went threw 19 days of hell for nothing I could of bought this and now that cold turkey from suboxten was t his bad and now I cant sleep for last 5 days lucky I get one hour night and whole time this drug is out I could of had this and breeze threw this and now I cant sleep still, im still weak and hot cold flashes still exist once in while but pain gone but insomnia still major problem and seeing sun rise everyday cause I cant sleep is driving me insane I should of plot this better and looked around my lost……

  75. Dearest George

    I once was a beautiful woman whose guilt and self destruction has finally led me to you. I am going to try and do this detox. Ate you certain it works? No pain or restless legs,?? Will I ever ‘ve NORMAL. AGAIN? I do not have an addictive personality and the suboxone JUNKIE underground has me very bored and no longer anything but maintaining to keep my stomach from pain. Health issues is another whole page have yet to even attempt that aspect Hey, one thing ata time ok?! Can u guarantee my coming off this feeling better and looking forward to doing something positive?? Connie

  76. James White says:

    Hi, My wife has been diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gherig’s disease) for over 6 years and her fentanyl usage was not related…Due to her gradual disability she was prescribed rehabilitation while barely walking for 2 weeks, due to my (husband/caregiver) being diagnosed with bronchitis with possibility of turning pneumonia. While admitted to short term skilled nursing, she was beside toileted and left there on the toilet for longer than an hour at times…She developed stage 2 pressure ulcer which devolved into stage 4 after being released. She underwent debridement for pressure sore, prior same hospitalization underwent ostomy surgery, no food/water 4 days. Aspirated after 2nd surgery, trached and put into ICU for a month, discharged long term acute hospital, and while there given fentanyl…Been on that for 2 years was at 100 mcg, tapered to 50 mcg (approx.) and on ventilator…Stable so far for last month, pain med doctor wont touch this…So with help of home health care been receiving support without counsel…Goal is every 2 weeks step down to 50%, so far so good. But this is difficult because she can’t talk…All is good considering going from 50% to 40% on down to 0 based upon 2 week interval of tapering…She’s been getting myriads of nutrional support: AAKG, IDEBONE (COQ10), MSM, AHCC, NAC, TYROSINE, PQQ, B’s, Liposomal C, Liposomal Glutathione, Niacin, Potassium, Magnesium, Calcium, L-acetyl Carnatine, Rutin, Quercitin, K-2, Bromelain, Alpha Lipoic Acid, Nascent Iodine, Probiotics, Prebiotics (plant derived enzymes), D-Ribose, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, Ginger homemade tea, Keifer, , Manukah Honey, miracle mineral solution, hydrogen peroxide, Brewer’s Yeast, Sunflower Lechitin, D3, Oil of Oregano, Cat’s Claw, Olive leaf, coconut oil, Taurine, GABA, Cod Liver Oil, Ionic minerals, Liquid all Natural Multi-Mineral….So far so good aforementioned…Will be purchasing this product after posting, any tips appreciated – thanks in advance.

  77. I was about to lose hope and just go to the ER tonight until I started reading these posts. I have been taking Norco 10/325 for about 3 yrs, 3 times a day. But with the new laws, it’s getting harder to get the drug. I have scoliosis and herniated bulging discs. So my doctor said something about tappering down, but never gave instructions on how to, so when I was out I didn’t go back to the doctor, I felt like an idiot for not asking how to do tappering. So I had a friend supply me what I needed to get through the month. And she too now is finding that you have to jump through hoops for that shit! And that’s what it is, shit! I wish u would have never taken them to begin with! Anyways, I was forced to go at it cold turkey on Sunday, I don’t have the option to take days off work so it has been extremely hard! I work as a chef so I’m busy bending and lifting and twisting all day. It’s not fun, but I’m at the end of day 4 and I only started to really feel positive after reading this. So, you know what, I CAN DO THIS! F#$K IF LET ANYTHING CONTROL ME, ITS MY LIFE, I GOT THIS SHIT!!!!

  78. I have read most of the comments and it seems to appear that the Withdrawl Ease works for those that are detoxing from pills. How well do you think Withdrawl Ease would work for someone who has been using Herion for almost four years and is using it intravenously? At this point, I am willing to try anything to save my sons life. I am watching him, everyday, slowing killing himself. It is the worst demon I have ever dealt with. He has finally came to the decision he wants to detox at home which is a start. I need lots of prayers sent this way, not only for him but his four children that are suffering just as much as he is. I am open to any suggestions. Thank you

  79. Great blog George. Wish I had found your tapering method 3 years ago.
    Still managed to work myself down to a ~1mg daily Subutex dose.
    Can’t stress the trap that is Buprenorphine enough. Withdrawal symptoms were not necessarily worse(Other than anxiety.. Fuck…) than intravenous heroin withdrawal. But they have lasted twice as long. Anxiety, insomnia on another level.
    I have detoxed on separate occasions from Snorting heroin, intravenous use, OxyContin, Suboxone, and Subutex over the past 15 years.
    Subutex being the most unbearable. (Also the last. So also probably a factor in it being worse. Can’t deny its binding effectiveness though.)
    Sub definitely allows for a more productive life than heroin. So if you can’t stop consuming opiates, Sub is a good replacement. Just wish I had known the extent of its inevitable hold after ~8 days of use.
    I shouldve considered only using it to detox…
    That was not presented as an option from my Sub doctor. I wonder why… Customer for life im sure was their plan..
    All that said.. ~4 year Sub habit behind me now. Finally! I lost all desire for opiates a couple years ago. First time in my life since the first bag of dope when I was 15. Just couldn’t get past the Sub W/Ds.
    Finally took a week off work after my Sub supplier went MIA for two weeks and forced me to taper. Of course he called 2 days into the pain. No way I was forcing my will on fate again. Told him there was no turning back. Havnt looked back since. About a month in. Still minor anxiety/insomnia. Zero desire to return to that mental prison.
    One thing that helped me GREATLY. More than anything prescribed during any of my many detoxifications.
    Other than some acute stomach pains from the powdered leaf. It all but wipes out W/Ds completely if dosed properly.
    While an amazing tool to help you through your detox. You don’t want to just replace your vice..
    8 days MAX! Get multiple strains, dont eat enough to get high, stagger your dose times, and find a reputable source!
    If I can get past this. Anyone can! Everyone that has made it to a site like this clearly has the desire t end their struggle! You can beat this! Dont stop telling yourself that!
    Great blog George! We all need more people like you to give us strength in times of uncertainty! Which was a daily occurrence for me in the first two weeks.
    (I’m not a doctor! Just a person like many of you who has struggled with this demon for FAR to long. Just sharing what has helped me.)

  80. Dear George, after reading all of these testimonials, I had just tossed around the idea of quitting the Oxy’s, not serious enough though, except knowing that I’ve GOT to get off of them at some time. I now realize that it’s THAT time. I’m so sick of the whole routine of finding them, finding the money to pay for them, then worrying about getting some more, before the days of living in the bowels of Hell set in… Withdrawal. I relish the thought of sticking 18 gauge needles in my eyes than to go through it again! But suddenly, I feel motivated to stop. Imagine that! Reading about all of these people going through the same torture, then making the decision to quit, took such unbelievable strength, courage and fortitude. What admiration and respect I have for them! They’ve made such an impression on me, and have inspired me so much, that I’m gonna quit too. How well I know what I’m in for, but I think with prayer, Withdrawal-Ease, and continuing to read these testimonials, I can do this! Gotta get my ducks in a row and start the process tomorrow, after I learn the step by step instructions. So, many thanks for saving another life, b/c mine hasn’t been worth a shit for many years now. It’s time to rest, and enjoy a clean life for a change! And I’m honestly looking forward to it!

  81. LOL George! I absolutely LOVE your reply to this funny comedian named Brian! LOL! I am in tears right now from laughing so hard! Oh geesh, that was great.

    On another note, I hope you & your family have been doing well. You are one of the kindest people I’ve ever known, truly. Thank you so much for helping thousands of people. I just got your product today & although I am still frightened, I do have faith in your product.

    My story is a bit like your’s in the fact that we didn’t *abuse* opiates (they abused us!) You see, I have a very severe case of Crohn’s Disease called Aggressive Fistulotomy Crohn’s Disease. As a matter of fact, not too long ago, I became so ill that I went into Septic Shock and then landed on life support. Since May of 2005, I have been on Methadone as my doctor prescribed me 40mg daily for my Crohn’s Disease & other ailments. To be honest, the Methadone literally gave me my life back. It helped a myriad of things. It was the *side effects* of the drug that helped me. For example, I no longer had to eat 35 (you heard me) Imodiums a day for my never ending diarrhea. It literally knocked out 10 birds w/one stone…as I have many, many diagnoses. I was finally able to have a thriving career that I loved, a love life, I could perform activities, etc etc. Fast forward to today. I am no longer a patient of the doctor who started the Methadone simply b/c he does not accept my insurance. And with how bad pill abusers have hurt us patients, I couldn’t find a doctor willing to pick up where he left off since most doctors are intimidated, for lack of better words, of the DEA. I eventually found a Neurologist about 2 years ago & pretty much BEGGED (yes, I turned my caps lock on lol!) him to help me w/the Methadone. He really hesitated, but eventually caved (maybe I had a *good hair day* or something rather). Throughout the past few months, he started becoming cold to me & his demeanor started to change immensely. About 2 weeks ago, I received a letter, out of the blue, stating that he was no longer going to prescribe my Methadone. THAT is cruel (to just stop me cold turkey). I kept calling his office to ask why & they just kept hanging up on me! (Professional, right? Yeah, I thought so, too). At LEAST tell me why! In my heart, I already know why: over time, he kept mentioning that he was “afraid of the DEA” & didn’t want to fill out all the paperwork that the DEA was going to start making him prepare. Now, on a positive note, I began tapering down from 40mg daily to 25mg daily w/success. Something told me to begin tapering b/c he just started treating me worse & worse & I had a *gut instinct* that something bad was going to happen…and soon. But now, I’m absolutely panicking. I have gone through Methadone withdrawal once (when I misplaced my own bottle!) & I almost took my life. I wanted to die. I have been through horrific Percocet & Norco withdrawal (same situation) & those are Disney World compared to Methadone withdrawal! Put it this way: I’d rather go through Percocet withdrawal every single day,for the rest of my life, versus going through just ONE day of Methadone withdrawal. No joke. Not kidding. Anyways, I cannot believe, w/my hours upon hours upon days upon days of Methadone withdrawal research, that I did not find your site sooner! Three nights ago, I came across your site & I stayed up all night reading articles & testimonies on it. The following morning, I ordered it via a phone call. The lady I spoke with on the phone wasn’t too friendly as she was becoming very impatient in regards to my questions. That’s okay. I ordered the Withdrawal Ease anyways & got it today. I only have 12 days left of my Methadone & due to it being Methadone, I know that is not enough time for any kind of successful taper. I will try though. As I’ve said, having gone through this before, I know EXACTLY what it feels like…and you’re right, it is different for everyone. For me, the very worst parts are the sweating (oh my GOSH!) & the insomnia (WOW!). Of course I still got the flu-like symptoms, stomach pain, muscle cramps, sneezing, runny nose, diarrhea, temporary depression, heightened/gross sense of smell, hot/cold flashes, overall pain, etc etc. The only 2 symptoms I never had were the restless leg Syndrome & the vomiting. I’d say that my 3rd day was the worst & it just kept getting much more severe by the 16th day (on that day, I finally found my misplaced bottle). Don’t think that when I found my misplaced bottle I didn’t take 3 pills I once lol! I sure as heck did! Ironically, even after I *upped* my daily dose for a few days, the withdrawal still hung around (albeit less intense) for a few days. I am proud to say that even though I wanted to die & suffered fiercely during those 16 days, I still managed to go to work, pay my bills, take care of my animals, etc, because I HAD too. Anyways, I look forward to using your product yet I am still so, so frightened (because it is Methadone). For some reason, I can’t download your survival guide…so if you could give me a few suggestions from it, that would be great (I already wrote down the hot/cold compresses, Epsom salt baths, Clonidine, eating, drinking, exercise, getting out for a bit, etc etc. Thank you, again, for helping all of us! God Bless you, my friend.

    Ali (please change my name if you post this)

  82. Hi…I am 27 years old and suffer from fibromyalgia (probably from a severe brain injury 5 years ago). I have been taking pain meds (anything I can get my hands on) for 4 years (since my daughter was born via c-section), but as you all know, I’ve come to a point where my tolerance is so high, nothing works anymore. I have absolutely no energy and even with pain meds, I have severe depression. Many doctors are skeptical about people with fibro, but let me assure you, it is VERY real, and VERY debilitating. Today is my first day without anything, and I don’t have the choice to take any more. I don’t even have the choice to stay home from work because I am a single mom. So basically, I can’t taper off anymore or prepare myself anymore than I already am. At the moment, I don’t even have enough money to purchase the product on this site. The tips on the site are very helpful…but does anyone have any tips on how to go cold-turkey without feeling like I’m going to die? My pain is immense, and although I have Lyrica, Prozac, and Buspar, my brain is constantly craving narcotics. I’ve tried so many times to free myself from this hell, but I feel trapped. I’m embarrassed to even put all this personal stuff out there, but I have no one to talk to about it and I am just so…lost.

  83. Hi-C! ….sorry but I’m not sure what your first name is so I just named you after a drink!

    On a serious note, I’m shocked that any doctor is “skeptical” about Fibro! Fibromyalgia is a completely well-documented disorder that no clear-headed clinician would ever be skeptical of. I’m so sorry that you’ve had to deal with all of this stigma C; it sucks. I have a lot of people who email me about their Fibro and their dependency on opiates so you are definitely not alone. Any type of nerve pain is horrible; I had to deal with neuropathy in my arms for about 6 months after my spinal surgery and it was hell.

    I’m also surprised that your depression is still so acute with all of the antidepressants you are taking. Perhaps you need to try different meds? I know that I had to try a few different ones until I found one that helped me…Prozac (the Ford Model T of anti-depressants). But it works. I would encourage you to find a psychologist who can help you determine what is best for you with respect to your meds because treatment resistant depression is not something that should be “tolerated” and you need to find something that helps you.

    As far as your symptoms, I’m so sorry that you are ALSO going through detox. Just think of it this way: this is the worst it will ever get. In the meantime, I would encourage you to download our Withdrawal Survival Guide even though you cannot purchase the product (I’d be happy to offer a discount nevertheless). The Survival Guide has a lot of great tips in it and will definitely help you. Just go to http://www.withdrawal-ease.com/welcome and you can download a PDF from there. I know that I’m letting the “cat out of the bag” by giving out the Survival Guide link but I’ve come to the realization that the Guide has been distributed quite freely everywhere on the internet so putting it on the thread is a drop in the bucket in that respect.

    C, hang in there ok? I think your priority is to find a solution for your depression so you can get through the day and perhaps be more aggressive about reducing the discomfort of your fibro.

  84. Dear Ali (wink wink…I changed your name).

    Thanks so much for your comments and for providing us with details about your situation and experience. Methadone detox can be pretty bad and it can also last a bit longer than some of the other full agonist opiates. Yet another reason to be hesitant about taking Methadone. As far as the Guide, I’ve included a link in the comment in this thread so please feel free to go and download it. If you are still having some trouble please let me know.

    I noticed that you mentioned that you didn’t suffer from restless legs which I think is worthy of some celebration. For me, RLS is one of the worst symptoms…just thinking about it makes me cringe. I also want to thank you for some of the tips that you’ve given us here on the thread; good stuff.

    My suggestion to you would be to continue to have a good outlook and a sense of humor. I know this sounds corny but the psychological part of the detox and your response to it makes a huge difference. By now, my hope is that you’ve made it through the detox portion (sorry for the late response by the way) and are well on your way to feeling a TON better. Regardless of the detox (whether it be methadone, Suboxone or vicodin), there is a beginning and an end…given time, all detox symptoms get better and eventually people return to full function.

    I’m sorry that you’ve had to go through this Ali; it’s one of the most difficult things to accomplish and also one of the most worthwhile. I hope the product helped and please let me know how you are doing if you get a chance!

  85. harry hodome says:

    AA is not the answer for Opiate DETOX if NA exists in your area. I highly suggest you USE NA, Narcotics Anonymous. They understand OPIATES and accept OPIATE users. It does not matter that you are not a street user. I was not and I go there. I always worked, never stole from anyone etc etc but I love NA.

  86. harry hodome says:

    Go to NA, Narcotics Anonymous. IT helps so much.

    Find a meeting nearby and start going everyday

  87. Stephanie K says:

    Hi George,

    I want to thank you for your positive message. I read many message boards and yes they are frightening. Unfortunately I got to your page too late, and did not have the glory of going thru the taper method. Which for me honestly was just a joke I had been telling myself for a while. I am on my second day of the “cold turkey” method I guess people call it. It’s miserable, the cravings, depression and anxiety are haunting me. But you’re right, I’ve been sick before, the flu I thought was a near death experience, and I will get thru this. I believe, with your help, the depression and anxiety is a symptom and they too will pass with the chills and cold sweats because nothing could be worse than the depression and anxiety were every day. I haven’t defeated this demon quite yet, but I wanted to let you know your “story” or “guide” whatever I just took an hour to read, is going to help save my life. I know it.

  88. Ann Jennings says:

    Hi. I am so thankful that I found this site. I’m a little late to the table. I have been on Hydrocodone 8 325/10 a day for about 5 years and 20mg time released Morphine 2x a day. I moved to a new city and the new pain specialist here gave me a 2 week supply and a script for Buprenophrine that my insurance refuses to cover. So, I have been tapering for the past two weeks probably a little faster than your schedule outline suggests and had actually only taken one pill yesterday until I gave in at bedtime because I was miserable. So tI his morning I was thinking I would research home opiate withdrawal before I forked over the $200 for the Bup. I think I can do it. I have enough meds to get back to a comfortable place and go a little slower but I have some concerns like the yawning thing. I have arthritis in my jaw joints and have had one removed. Range of motion is limited and painful. Any ideas on how to avoid that? Any other supplement that might help? I also just had foot surgery and it is raining here non stop for a few days, so exercise is not a real option. Ugh. timing is bad but it is what it is and I am committed to seeing this through. I am going to order your booklet and product as soon as I hobble downstairs. Thank you so much for providing this great resource. It has really made a difference in how I was feeling (think desperate) and $200.

  89. Also idk why you’re telling people to detox w/ Gabapentin, when Gabapentin “is more likely to be misused by people w/ a history of drug or alcohol abuse” . . .

    There’s a reason it works for detox — b/c it augments Serotonin levels! I can tell you from first hand experience that Gabapentin w/drawal is highly dangerous and uncomfortable. For me it was about 80% of the pain of kicking opiates.

    Again, I restate the potential of you hurting someone w/ this misinformation, esp as the epidemic burgeons.

  90. Hi Matt. Yes, Gabapentin increases serotonin levels in the brain which is exactly why it can be effective for opiate withdrawal. You seem to be picking and choosing from my comments and not really reading them; I recommend a short course of Gabapentin prescribed by a doctor for acute withdrawal. Gabapentin can be abused, but if it is prescribed by a doctor, one will most likely not become physically dependent on them as you once were. I recognize that Gabapentin can cause a discontinuation syndrome but again, that only happens after a long period of use. If taken for acute opiate withdrawal, it can help. This is not misinformation, it is fact. When I recommend pharmaceuticals for opioid detox, I’m making an assumption that people are going to get a script…you are not making the same assumption. The epidemic has already “burgeoned” and the only way to slow the tide is to encourage people to use all the available tools to detox successfully sooner rather than later. If prescribed by a doctor with the express purpose of reducing the intensity of opiate detox then Gabapentin is a good drug. Fact.

  91. Hi,

    It’s been 8 months — consecutively– I’ve been taking 2-3 prescribed 5mg hydrocodone. It’s become routine to count them every morning and night to make sure I have enough for the next refill. It has ruined my relationships, job, amongst other things. I have severe UC/crhons and it helped with the pain associated with that, now my body feels dependent (even though 8 months doesn’t seem that long) I’m in the first 24 hours cold turkey and terrified. Do you recommend going to outpatient? I’m wanting to try home detox because i can’t afford — I just know know if I’m addicted or dependent.

  92. Dear Paige,
    Thanks for the comment and I’m very sorry that you’re in this position. I have Crohns too and it is NO FUN! I’ve had to take opiates for stomach pain in the past and I realize that nothing else helps when you have terrible belly pain. Having said that, I don’t think it sounds like good medicine to prescribe opiates for Crohns for such a long time. I understand a flare up can lead to acute pain but by now, you should have been prescribed something like Prednisone et. al. to actually treat the flare up. If you are not in remission I get it, but long term opiate consumption is not getting you anywhere. Please understand that I’m not suggesting that this is your fault; I’m just questioning why your doctor has taken this route.

    Nevertheless, you’ve taken them for 8 months and we have to deal with the detox. You are correct that 8 months can lead to dependency, so some sort of withdrawal process should be expected. However, I do not think it will be as acute for you as it would be for someone who has been taking them for years. The Hydrocodone that you are taking is the least potent form (5mg) which is also good news..and you seem to be taking as directed (2-3 per day is actually quite a modest daily intake). SO, you’ve got that going for you and I suspect that your withdrawal will be manageable.

    Listen, you have Crohns Paige; you’ve gone through far worse than withdrawal…believe me! Having said this, you need to stop taking them unless there is some other reason why your doctor feels they are necessary. I would not necessarily recommend an out-patient because they will not be able to do too much for you except take your money. Seriously, they will give you advil and benzos or perhaps some Suboxone. It’s better to just take the 3-4 days and get it done in my opinion. Go and download my Withdrawal Survival Guide; read it and follow the directions. Imodium AD and hydration are key!

    Hang in there Paige…you are just 48 hours from starting to feel much better so just stay strong and remember that this will end…it always does. What appears to be a dependency issue can quickly turn into an addiction and you really, really don’t want that so get it done ok? Oh, and stay off the internet message boards! They will just lead to anxiety and they are full of people who have no clue what they are talking about. 48 hours Paige.

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