Discussions that mention methadone

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Hi You Guys - Anyone with that big a habit needs medical assistance to detox. You need to get honest with yourself and your doctor. Withdrawal is no picnic even under the best circumstances. I don't know if hospitalization is warranted - I'm no doctor, but detox and rehab might not be a bad idea. I detoxed myself from methadone many years ago by very slowly reducing the dosage over a period of a couple of months before completely cutting it loose and still had to go through a short period of uncomfortability. Recently, I have a friend who was on percocet for a couple of months. She cut down and cut down and still had some pretty bad days in the end. I question the ethics of any doctor who would allow this to go on by writing prescriptions indescriminately.

Whatever you decide, please get off the merry-go-round! Life is too short.

Good luck to you and God bless you. Love, Karolyn