Posted by Ann in USA
on January 28, 2000 at 17:51:34:
In Reply to: Re: methadone posted by Robert on December 29, 1999 at 18:51:35:
I am currently in a methadone program and have been detoxing at a rate of 5 mg./wk. (from 85 to 50 mg so far.) I haven't noticed any difficulty. Friends report the same effect until they reached 20 mg. if you have trouble, do back up a few mg. and stablize. Plan to continue your detox during convenient times: holiday weekends, breaks, vacations, etc. Also know that the physical effects of withdrawal are felt on the 2nd and 3rd day after the decrease. plan those days to fall on the weekend or on your days off work. There are alot of people out here going throgh this together. E-mail me if you need more info or have any questions I may be able to help you with.