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Heroin Cravings

My husband is currently on 35mg of methadone for heroin addiction. The clinic where is getting the methadone will not all him to "up" his does and he having bad cravings. Does anyone have any suggestions as how to ease the cravings? I've heard chocolate works but is this just on old wives tale? Please let me know what has helped others.
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See if he can just get out and do something to take his mind off of it!!!  I know that sounds simple, but it will probably be best.  Keep in mind that this isn't the last time he will have cravings, this will probably go on for some time so if he could get used to working through them and finding something to do that would help.
Also, if he wants to have him post here.  There are some very supportive people here, lots of who are going through the same thing and are recently clean from opiates.  Sometimes it helps just knowing you are not alone.
He is a lucky guy to have a wife that cares so much and supports him!
Good luck to both of you.
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how long has he been off Heroin and on Methodone?

To answer you question move to Detroit..........
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TO BE HONEST, NOTHING REALLY, EVERYHTING IS JUST "TALES" TRY WARM TEA..  SLEEP AND HOT SHOWERS
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i was a heroine addict before, and to be honest... no matter what, i have cravings.... i've been sober for a little over 2 months and the way everything worked for me was that i took norcos n xanex.... everytime i had pain i took a hot hot hooooot shower. n that would just calm me down n lil, n than if i couldnt take it anymore, thats when i would drink medication. i dont recommend hi taking methadone, because he would get addicted to that. he has to have will power n wanting to quit. 2 norcos n 2 xanex a day. just to get me to sleep. it took me a lil over a week, but it cleaned my body up. after a week, not to sound like a *****, but let him suffer 4 one day of not sleeping. after that 1 day, he'll be just fine. trust me. just keep him busy... good luck n i wish u both all the best in getting through this!
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welcome..this is an old post from 2007..posting a new question will get more response...congrats on 2 months clean!
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an idle mind is a playground for the devil. he needs to stay busy. simple yet effective.
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I am from london ontario and I just started the methadone program and here in london the methadone clinic will put you up and up and up as long as you need so that your comfortable.  So I dont know why he is the exception. Where are you from??? No problem with that here in london. the people I spoke with here in london are all on 150mg and up. So I am not sure whats going on in his sitution.  mel
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Someone very colse to me is on methadone and at first they would up her does and after awhile they start to bring it down.
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i am a recovering heroin addict and am on methadone as well. honestly. get a medical marijuana card. it will help you eat, sleep, get your appetite back. and also. order nutridone. it is a great vitamin that is GREAT for people on methadone. it will help your cravings, sweating due to withdrawl (withdrawal) AND/OR methadone, sugar cravings aka weight gain, it will give you energy that is NOT jittery. the LAST thing heroin addicts want is anxiety or a feeling of restlessness. thats why we are opiate addicts, we like the downer relaxing, painkiller type feeling. but you CANNOT relapse!! just dont do it! one relapse leads to another and another. no one ...and i mean NO ONE knows what its like to go through this, only the addicts. so family members, do not try and understand. because you just cant. simply love unconditionally...and support always.
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Hi,
I have been clean for four years now, and my trick was not to use a substitute drug... i had oats to cut the craving... try it
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Thank you.   Reading your short line Helps me a lot.  I worte it down to remind myself.

Bless you
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