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Can You Kick a Heroin Addiction on Your Own Without Withdrawals?

Question by Mr. X: Can you kick a heroin addiction on your own without withdrawals?
Can you kick a heroin addiction by using less and less until you’re doing like 1 hit per month?

I am not using heroin, and I never will.

Best answer:

Answer by IndianaGirl
I’ve NEVER heard of anyone doing it and I don’t think at at point, you would do 1 hit per month. You would either have to go cold turkey, or get some medicine to help with withdrawals. One way to safely come off an opiate without any withdraws is by going on methadone. Herion has such quick highs and lows that it doesn’t last long enough to be able to wean your self off. Methadone is long acting so you only need it once per day. You can come down slowly and feel absolutely no withdrawals. But it is a slow process. For example, if you are a heavy herion user, you might start off at like 50 to 80 milligrams per day. You stay at that dose until your stable, maybe a month to 3 months. However long you feel comfortable. Then decrease 1 to 3 milligrams per week. It is a slow process, but you will feel absolutely NO withdrawals. Its a great way to get clean and live a normal life again. You don’t have to worry about where and when to get the next fix. And when your on methadone, it blocks the effects of all opiates so there is no point in taking them. That is how you get clean and kick the habit.

Answer by Michael
Yes, it’s called tapering off, where you slowly decrease the amount of drugs until you reach the point you are trying to hit. However with heroin I doubt it is done very successfully simply because heroin addicts would not likely have the self control needed to complete such a process.

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