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Posted by ROBIN on October 06, 2000 at 20:28:48:

In Reply to: Re: Darvocet Addiction posted by cody on October 05, 2000 at 17:06:40:

: : : I am sure Im addicted to darvocet. I am trying to cut down but having a hard time. I have clonadine for supposedly slowing down withdraw
: : : but it makes me very tired and groggy. I need some help and information on breaking this addiction. I have pretty bad withdrawl if I go
: : : more that 3-4 hours without a pill. I know its not going to be easy but is there any other medication for the withdraw symptoms. Any information
: : : is greatly appreciated, this is starting to get out of control. A inpatient rehab is out of the question I have a job that is not understanding.
: : : Mark

: :
: : FIRST OF ALL, IT IS NOT YOUR FAULT THAT YOU CANNOT CUT BACK. YOUR DOCTOR IS TOO BLAME. IF THE DOCTOR IS GOING TO TAPER YOU OFF, HE NEEDS TO MONITOR YOUR MEDICATION. HE SHOULD CONTROL HOW MUCH YOU GET AT A TIME. THE CLONIDINE IS COMMONLY USED FOR WITHDRAWAL. HOWEVER, IT IS TO BE USED AFTER YOU STOP TAKING THE DARVOCET. IF IT IS NOT WORKING FOR YOU, THERE ARE OTHER OPTIONS. IF YOUR DOCTOR IS NOT DOING THE RIGHT THING, YOU SHOULD SEEK HELP ELSEWHERE. LOOK IN YOUR LOCAL YELLOW PAGES. SEARCH FOR DRUG REHAB CENTERS. MANY OF THEM HAVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS. THEY WILL DETOX YOU. YOUR WORK DOES NOT HAVE TO KNOW. SOME OF THOSE PLACES HAVE SPECIAL MEDICINES THAT THEY PRESCRIBE THROUGH PHARMACIES. THE MEDICINES STOP YOUR WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS WITH NO SIDE EFFECTS. GOOD LUCK.

: To Robin;

: Hi Robin are you able to tell us what the names of those other medications are? I was only aware of clonodine, but am somewhat naive.

: Thanks//Cody

CODY,
I KNOW OF METHADONE (OF COURSE), CLONIDINE, TENEX, AND BUPRENORPHINE (NOT SURE OF THAT SPELLING). THE LAST ONE IS THE BEST. THE OTHERS ARE JUST BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATIONS. IT IS A SPECIAL COMPOUND MADE UP BY PHARMACISTS. IT CAN BE DISSOLVED UNDER THE TONGUE OR INJECTED. IT TAKES ALL OF THE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS AWAY, BUT IT BLOCKS THE RECEPTORS IN YOUR BRAIN THAT GIVE YOU THE HIGH. ANOTHER DRUG IS NALTREXONE. I AM NOT TOO FAMILIAR WITH THAT ONE. I AM NOT SURE IF IT IS FOR DETOX OR AFTER. I WILL CHECK THOUGH. HOPE THAT HELPS YOU.

ROBIN


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