Re: going cold turkey off heroin
i did a one month taper off a 2 bundle a day habit. i actually had my mom hold the heroin for me. i didnt have a car at the time, so that helped. i first found out exactly how much i needed to be "not sick" and went from there, lowering it about a bag a day until i got down to one bag. then we went a little slower. like 3/4, for a couple days, then 1/2 for a couple days. i didnt do it all at once, i took some (you know 1/2 a bag is hardly anything) in the morning and some late afternoon. yes, i suffered w/d but not as bad as i did when i did it cold turkey. when i finally got off completely the lethargy and sleeplessness lasted quite a while, but got better and better. it was do-able. it took about 3 months, but i felt almost human by then. with the help of aa and support from my family i stayed sober for 5 1/2 years., then i screwed up in may on oxycontin for 10 days. i am currently on sub and tapering from that.
so its important that you find a support and keep it, so you dont go back.
p.s. hot baths, heating pads, sleep meds (i did over the counter). read the first sticky about home detox, that stuff works.
keep us posted.
Last edited by oh-notagain; 10-06-2007 at 05:23 PM.