I was once a lost soul, battling addiction for years with seemingly no escape. I went through a lot of pain and suffering, but managed to pull it together and come out on the other side. It’s been over three years since I abused opiates. My life and identity are completely different, as I made a huge shift in my health, psychology and consciousness.
Over the past three plus years, I’ve obtained the following professional certifications:
- Certified Substance Abuse Counselor
- Certified Strategic Intervention Coach
- Certified Level 2 Qigong Instructor
- Certified Advanced Food-Based Healing Instructor
I spent the last few years researching all of the best medication-based and natural remedies for opiate withdrawal. As a result, I’ve created a ton of informative articles that have helped many individuals recover from opiate addiction. I learned A LOT, and now the time has come for me to share with you one of my favorite combinations of opiate withdrawal remedies, which I refer to as “The Finch Formula”.
The Finch Formula Ingredients
After studying herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other supplements for quite some time, I’ve learned which ones offer the best benefits for opiate withdrawal. And as a result of my personal experience and research, I’ve also found the greatest medications for opiate withdrawal. The Finch Formula is a combination of natural remedies and medications that, when used together, have the ability to stop 80-100% of your withdrawal symptoms.
The Finch Formula consists of the following:
- Klonopin (or another benzodiazepine class drug such as Valium, Xanax or Ativan) – Prescription medications that decrease anxiety and insomnia and relax muscles.
- Loperamide HCL – An over-the-counter medication that acts like an opiate on the stomach, thereby stopping diarrhea and stomach cramping/pain.
- Calm Support – A concentrated, high-quality opiate withdrawal supplement that contains herbs, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other supplements shown to help alleviate the following symptoms: anxiety, insomnia, nausea, sore muscles, hot and cold flashes, depression, fatigue, Restless Leg Syndrome.
- DL-Phenylalanine – Also known as DLPA, it’s an amino acid supplement that increases dopamine and endorphin levels in the body, thus reducing withdrawal symptoms and cravings, and significantly enhancing mood.
- Exercise – Walking, swimming, weight-training and yoga are just a few examples of exercises that can help. Exercise kick-starts your body’s natural painkilling system and stimulates the production of endorphins (your body’s natural opiates).
- Hot baths – Soothes sore and aching muscles and limbs, calms the nervous system, reduces anxiety and insomnia.
How to Use The Finch Formula
The Finch Formula is a true life-saver. If you use this remedy as outlined below, you will likely have an easy and perhaps even pleasant time coming off opiates. I created The Finch Formula based on the power of synergy. All of the components together make an extraordinary mix that has super-opiate-withdrawal-symptoms-relieving-benefits.
Take the Calm Support (Read review…) on an empty stomach every day during opiate withdrawal. Start taking Klonopin or another benzodiazepine medication on the first day. Make sure to take enough to make you fall asleep, but be extremely careful to not take too much.
Start off with a high dose, then lower the amount you take every day until day 4, then stop. You shouldn’t need it anymore at this point. Click on the blue links under The Finch Formula ingredients section to learn more about using these benzodiazepine medications.
Take 1,000-2,000 mg of DLPA on an empty stomach an hour before meals up to 3 times daily during opiate withdrawal. Most people benefit from taking DLPA for at least 1-3 months after coming off opiates. This will supply your body with an abundance of dopamine and endorphins, the two primary mood-enhancing neurotransmitters that become severely deficient during opiate withdrawal.
Take hot baths or dips in the jacuzzi as much as you can while using The Finch Formula for opiate withdrawal. Doing so can greatly reduce muscle soreness and aching limbs. It can also help to relax your nervous system and promote better sleep. If you really want to supercharge the benefits take an epsom salt bath. Epsom salt is a pure mineral compound consisting of magnesium sulfate.
Taking one of these special baths can promote the production of ATP (increases energy) and serotonin (makes you feel emotionally relaxed), flush toxins from the body, and improve the aborption of nutrients. Pour 2 cups of epsom salt into a hot bath and soak for as long as the water is hot (20-40 minutes).
Use loperamide HCL as often as you need to stop diarrhea during opiate withdrawal, but only take the bare minimum needed to achieve this. You shouldn’t need to use it anymore after the fourth day. To learn more about dosing guidelines Click Here.
Start exercising as soon as you feel ready. This really helps you produce endorphins, which are our bodies natural painkillers (natural opiates). Exercise is one of the most powerful home remedies for opiate withdrawal. Bypassing this important step will surely impede your progress, so make sure to do a type of exercise you enjoy, that way you will be more likely to stick with it.
What If You Can’t Get Benzodiazepines?
If you aren’t able to get Klonopin or other benzodiazepine medications, don’t worry…the rest of the ingredients together will still help A LOT. Having an anti-anxiety medication helps, but the Calm Support has passion flower and valerian root in it, which are two herbs that act in a similar fashion to these drugs.
There is also another natural supplement that can be substituted for Klonopin or other “benzos” in The Finch Formula…
Phenibut is a Central Nervous System (CNS) depressant and derivative of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that produces feelings of calmness and tranquility. GABA inhibits nerve transmission in the brain, thus calming nervous activity.
I often refer to GABA as the brain’s “natural Klonopin”. However, since Klonopin and other anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) medications in the benzodiazepine class of drugs bind to GABA receptors, one could also refer to Klonopin as “unnatural GABA”. Phenibut is a powerful benzo alternative. Make sure to click on the link above to learn more about this supplement if you can’t get benzos.
Questions on Using The Finch Formula
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