I find myself coming to this site a lot. I too have an addiction to norco 10/325. I've been taking them for about a year and I can't recall a day with out taking one. I started off with just taking one at a time about 3-4 times a day. and over the months I've increased to taking two norcos at a time. It has escalated to me waking up and popping three or four. An hour later I would take another two. I would do this throughout the day, everyday. My bf takes them as well but he will only give me one at a time every 4-6 hours. Little does he know that I have a bunch of my own, on top of what he will give me. On Saturday night I bought 50. It's now Tuesday night and I have a total of 5 left. I know that I am taking way too many and I come to this site just to remind myself that there are ways to quit. Personally for me I am finding it hard. I have experienced W/D and I do not like them so I take more. I honestly can't go more than 4-5 hours without having them. I know I need help. But I don't want to go to the dr or go to NA meetings. I would like to try to do this tapering that you all are talking about I'm just not sure if I have the self control to so do. Can anyone please tell me exactly how to start this step
There is really no easy way of detoxing from home. I have dealt with hundreds of addicts who have all told me horror stories of doing it by themselves. I would only guess that if are successful in doing it at home you don't end up in my clinic. Just in case you are curious, it takes us three to four days to detox a patient and get him/her back home drug free and feeling well on Naltrexone therapy (no opiates). At home, the basic technique is to space out the pills you take on a consistent manner until you take only one at night, then half at night and then none. See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin is a great help for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose for sleep. Clonidine regulates blood pressure, creepy-crawly feeling and will make withdrawals easier. Valerian and Magnesium is sometimes helpful remedies over the counter for mild sedation, sleep and muscle relaxation. But, seriously, you must be completely committed to the goal of quitting. I have written a blog that has rather detailed information about options for detox. If you click on my name and then click on blogs you will see one under that heading. Take a minute to read it. I hope you will find it helpful. The main thing of course is the decision that you make and making it a priority in your life, because that will determine what your life will actually be and mean in the end. I don't want to sound preachy but it is not a decision you make one day, it is a decision you will make every day for the rest of your life. Good luck to you and take a look at my blogs and my clinic website for even more info on narcotic detox www.mdsdrugdetox.com
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