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Old 08-09-2012, 01:57 PM   #5
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Re: oxy contin

Congratulations on your sobriety! I know hard how it is, and you have done a wonderful thing. Good question on why they recommend not going cold turkey, I think it is a combination of reasons. Some drug withdrawal is more serious than others- opiate withdrawal is like the worst flu you have ever had and is horrible but rarely fatal. A serious alcoholic could go into shock when withdrawing and can be fatal, same with benzo withdrawal. Also like bolter mentioned many people who try cold turkey method wind up relapsing, a slow taper may be a better method for them. Sorry wanted to post more but have no privacy at work, people keep walking by. Good luck to you!

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