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What is the remedy to get rid from vicodin addiction?

drug addiction My other half has used heroin before about a year ago the wanted to quit so used methadone pills illeagally to try and quit by himself around this time I found out I was pregnant now he stopped the methadone pills but has trouble sleeping and back pain so he now takes vicodin to fall asleep but I found out he s not just taking them before bed ......is he now just addicted to vicodin pills instead of methadone and heroin how do I help him not need anything at all ?????
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
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Addiction Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

Most opiate addicts take more than one type of opiate - mostly based on availability. Methadone is both the worst and the best. It was removed from the market in the US (well, large sized pills of it) when it became the most lethal opiate many years ago. IT is associated with a 90%+ lowering death rate when addicts go on it instead of heroin/fentanyl.

I really really need to get the word out on my research. Suboxone has double the rate of failure. It has likely double the rate of getting off drugs. Basically, getting off drugs is an aversion to bad stuff happening and a faster failure rate speeds up the process. So, to get someone off drugs, have them fail and have them not die. oh, wait, wrong order have them not die but have them fail. SO, first, getting into a treatment program with methadone or Suboxone. The residential programs are the worst because they don't fail when they live in a plastic bubble.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Matt Wachsman, Addiction Medicine Specialist
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