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Addicted to codeine phosphate. What is the best regimen to follow to get through withdrawals?

I am addicted to codeine phosphate , sometimes using up to100x10mg tablets a day...I had been in recovery for 7 years prior. I am a high functioning addict and continue to work etc. I have to now stop, as I am going abroad for 6 weeks...what is the best regimen to follow and is there anything that can help me through the withdrawals?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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The best regime is one where you are really serious about stopping. At the very high dosages you are abusing , you need to withdraw over a ten day period. Taking Benzodiasepines for a short period (7 days) will help. However I must warn you that this is not easy, and there is nothing that will take away withdrawal symptoms all together. For that reason I suggest you seek professional help to assist you through withdrawal . I wish you well in your struggle , it will be well worth your effort . Kind regards.
Answered: Thu, 14 Mar 2013
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