Does Anyone Know Someone Who Recovered From a Opiate Addiction on Their Own?

Question by matteas_mom: Does anyone know someone who recovered from a opiate addiction on their own?
I have a family member who has been addicted to Vicodin for about 5 years. While treatment would be most beneficial, of course, I feel like if he had an option – something he could try on his own… It may have a better outcome. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you.

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Answer by rhonda c
they have a medicine that is put under the skin and if they take any opiate they get sick but no one i know that takes opiates ever stopped on there own

Answer by Jerry T
It is very difficult to break an addiction without support of medical professionals.

I would recommend that you contact a local Al-Anon chapter. Also remember that it isn’t only the addict who suffers from the addiction, family and friends also suffer.