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On methadone. History of using dilaudid intraveneously. Safe way for detox?

i have been on 100mg/daily of methadone for a little over a year now, and i am wondering how is the best way to detox from it? is there a safe way that will not cause me a lot of withdrawl symptoms? I have heard that coming off methadone is worse than coming off the street drugs because the withdrawls are worse and last longer. Before methadone I was using dilaudid intraveneously and would use between 12 and 40mg a day.
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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Thanks for using healthcare magic.

I have gone through your available history.

Methadone is good, frequently used drug for opioid deaddiction.

It is not true that coming off methadone is worse than coming off street drug.

It should be taken regularly under proper supervision from qualified psychiatrist /deaddiction center.

It can be combined with de-addiction psychotherapy to maintain/boost up the morale to remain free from the street drug.

I hope It will help you.

Answered: Fri, 21 Jun 2013
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