In this article, I’m going to teach you about the Cold Water Extraction Hydrocodone Method. This information is intended for Harm Reduction.
According to HarmReduction.org, “Harm Reduction is a set of practical strategies and ideas aimed at reducing negative consequences associated with drug use. Harm Reduction is also a movement for social justice built on a belief in, and respect for, the rights of people who use drugs.”
How does the Cold Water Extraction Hydrocodone Method reduce harm?
Pain formulations with hydrocodone and oxycodone often contain paracetamol. Paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen or APAP, is a medication used to treat pain and fever. It is typically used for mild to moderate pain.
Many individuals use the Cold Water Extraction Hydrocodone Method to separate the acetaminophen from the hydrocodone.
Cold Water Extraction (also called CWE for short) is the process whereby a substance is extracted from a mixture via cold water.
Here are some reasons for using the Cold Water Extraction Hydrocodone Method:
- To use doses of hydrocodone over the prescribed limit without the associated liver damage associated with taking too much acetaminophen.
- To use prescribed doses of hydrocodone without the acetaminophen.
- To have a liquid hydrocodone formulation that allows a person to “micro-dose” to low amounts while tapering off hydrocodone.
Acetaminophen and Liver Damage
The daily limit for acetaminophen is 4,000 milligrams. Using more than this daily max is not recommended as the drug can be damaging to the liver.
Doses even lower than the daily max can also put a strain on the liver, especially when you mix it with alcohol.
Back when I used to abuse hydrocodone and other pills, I went over this daily max many times, and my liver paid the price as a result.
I wish I would have known about the Cold Water Extraction Hydrocodone Method back then. Unfortunately, it wasn’t until I was a counselor at an Opiate Treatment Program (OTP) that a patient of mine told me about this method.
How To Use The Cold Water Extraction Hydrocodone Method
While I believe myself to be very knowledgable on supplements, natural drugs, and medications for opiate withdrawal and recovery, I must admit that the Cold Water Extraction Hydrocodone Method is not an area of specialty for me.
However, there are many free resources online that can teach you how to use this method.
Upon doing my research, I found a YouTube video that appeared to do a decent job showing a step-by-step tutorial on the Cold Water Extraction Hydrocodone Method.
Here is the most popular YouTube video showing the Cold Water Extraction Hydrocodone Method:
Cold Water Extraction Hydrocodone Method – Conclusion
Acetaminophen toxicity is one of the most common causes of poisoning worldwide. It’s also the most common cause of acute liver failure here in the United States.
Many people develop tolerances to hydrocodone, and need to take large amounts of the drug just to prevent withdrawal symptoms from ensuing.
Using the Cold Water Extraction Hydrocodone Method can be used for Harm Reduction purposes, thereby allowing the individual to use hydrocodone without liver-damaging effects from using too much acetaminophen.
This method can also be used with oxycodone, as many formulations of this pain medicine also contain acetaminophen.
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