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Addiction - Methods for tapering off heroin?

Discussion in 'Heroin' started by Narsick, May 10, 2012.

  1. Narsick

    Narsick Silver Member

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    Has anyone been sucessful in tapering off heroin? If so:

    - How did you do it?
    - How long did it take?
    - Can you substitute heroin for other pain medication while tapering? (IE: vic, oxy, morphine)

    AFOAF is currently snorting heroin (approx .5 grams a day, sometimes less) and is ready to get this out of her life! She is trying to find methadones so she can taper off of those, but may only be able to use dope :( Anyway, she has heard of people attempting this, but has anyone actually pulled it off? If so, share your story! Any advice/tips/tricks will help!

    Thanks.
     
  2. AltrdPercption

    AltrdPercption Titanium Member

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    Tapering off the smack can be done, but you would have a much higher sucess rate if you used the meth or sub.

    If you cannot find meth/sub , what your going to want to do is slowly start lowering the dose you are taking.

    So, if swim is snorting .5g a day, Monday and Tuesday she should only snort .4 , Weds and Thurs do .3 and so on, continue to lower your dose every two days (or whatever works for you) untill you completely stop.

    Now, doing this will not eliminate all withdrawl symptoms but if done right it should make them managable.

    Wish you the best of luck getting off the smack.


    AP
     
  3. BigFairy

    BigFairy Newbie

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    my cat reduces his dose over a period of 7 days, and in the meantime starts to increase his dose of codeine. ie by the last few days he's on ~25mg of like 10-20% pure and reducing that further incerase your codeine dose slowly.

    when the Horror runs out, he just continues taking codeine. At worst, my cat gets mild flu like symptoms for 2 days, and after that he's home freee (just continue to take codeine ~50-100mg twice a day)

    My cats has just gotten off it again. He was suprised how easy it was.