In this article, I’m going to teach you some of my latest and greatest Biohacking Techniques & Strategic Opioid Detox Plans that you’ll LOVE.
By using the right biohacking methods for your current situation (what opioid you’re taking), you’ll be able to detox from opiates without getting sick.
So, without further ado…
Let’s begin, starting with an overview of what exactly I mean when I say “biohacking.”
Table of Contents
- 1 Biohacking Overview
- 2 Biohacking Opioid Detox
- 3 Top Biohacking Methods for Buprenorphine & Methadone Detox
- 4 The K-TAT Method
- 5 The Counterintuitive Switcheroonie Method
- 6 Biohacking Detox for Short-Acting Opioids
The word “biohacking” means changing our chemistry and physiology through science. Biohacking can involve a number of different things.
I’ve been hacking my biology with certain supplements to get desired effects for over two decades now, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
And although I’ve been a biohacker for a long time, I didn’t hear about this term until recently.
I learned this term from a famous biohacker named Dave Asprey (pictured below), the author of my favorite book on health called Head Strong, which in my opinion is a complete masterpiece and one that has revolutionized my diet and health.
Here is Dave Asprey’s definition of biohacking which I totally love:
BIOHACKING / (verb, noun)
(v) To use science, biology, and self-experimentation to take control of and upgrade your body, your mind, and your life.
(n) The art and science of becoming superhuman.
Biohacking Opioid Detox
Detoxing off opioid drugs does a number on your brain and body. It’s truly awful and the worst experience a person could go through!
Luckily, over the past 6+ years, I’ve found and created some extremely strategic biohacking methods for opioid detox.
By taking the right combinations of opioid withdrawal remedies, you can actually get off any opioid drug without getting sick.
I know this is possible because I’ve done it for myself, and I’ve helped countless individuals have easy opioid detoxes from home using different biohacking methods that are having over a 90% success rate with my coaching clients.
Here are the most effective remedies for biohacking your way to a painless detox:
Top Biohacking Methods for Buprenorphine & Methadone Detox
Buprenorphine and methadone are both extremely difficult to get off after you’ve been using them for a few months or longer. And if you’ve been on these drugs for years, it’s almost impossible to taper off them without at least moderate withdrawal symptoms if not severe ones.
Here are the Top 2 Biohacking Methods I’ve created for getting off these drugs:
- The K-TAT Method
- The Counterintuitive Switcheroonie Method
The K-TAT Method
Before I provide you with an overview of the K-TAT Method, let’s go back in time to the beginning of my short-lived career as a counselor at an Opiate Treatment Program. One day, a client of mine, whom we’ll call Ashley (not her real name), was very disturbed during her 60-minute counseling session with me.
She stated that the methadone had made her gain about 70 pounds in six months. Furthermore, since she was only 5’3”, this extra 50 pounds was extremely visible. In fact, she was almost unrecognizable from the day of her intake, in which she weighed no more than 120 pounds soaking wet.
Her big dilemma was this:
On one hand, the methadone was really helping to reduce her cravings for pills, as she had a big oxy habit prior to entering treatment at the program. Yet, on the other hand, methadone was causing her significant weight gain, constipation, unhealthy and red facial skin, among many other side effects, though the weight gain was the only one side effect that causing her significant psychological anguish.
It was devastating for her.
One day she was a petite blonde in good shape, with at least moderate levels of self-confidence. Then only months later, the weight gain made her extremely depressed and very self-conscious, which of course led to her constantly searching for ways to lose weight.
She couldn’t afford to switch over to Suboxone or Subutex, which she stated she used before with all of the benefits that methadone provided, but without the weight gain. After a few more months of feeling horrible about her image due to the weight gain, she told me that she was going to use an herbal supplement called kratom to get off methadone.
An Underground Plant for Opiate Addiction
I had never heard of it, so I asked her why it worked. She didn’t know the specifics, but she did say it prevented a person from going through severe opioid withdrawal. My interested was piqued, and later that day when I got home, I Googled “kratom.”
I began researching this herbal opiate withdrawal solution, and what I found out blew my mind. Kratom helps opiate addicts’ withdrawal symptoms because it contains active alkaloids that bind to the same opioid receptors in the brain that drugs like methadone, heroin, hydrocodone, and oxycodone bind to, thus preventing withdrawal.
I learned that kratom was sold at some herb shops, smoke shops, and also online and that it was very effective for withdrawal. Several months after Ashley quit the treatment program to use kratom to get off methadone, I was walking down Newport Ave in Ocean Beach (pictured below), a beach town Southern California where I was living at the time.
As I was walking towards the beach, I saw a familiar face walking towards me. Within a few seconds of spotting this familiar face, I figured out who it was.
She recognized me as well, and as we intersected in our walking paths, we both smiled. It was my old client Ashley, and she had lost about 40 pounds. I wasn’t permitted to say high to current or ex-clients in public, per the confidentiality agreement, however, if a client chooses to say high to me first and strike up a conversation, that is permitted and I can then engage.
This is exactly what Ashley did. She came in for a big hug, and it was great to see her happy. We caught up for a few minutes, and she stated that she had been using kratom powder to prevent methadone withdrawal symptoms, as she left the treatment program on 90 mg.
Ashley stated that the kratom prevented at least 90% of her withdrawal symptoms and cravings. She was also delighted to inform me that while taking kratom in place of methadone, the weight she had gained was melting right off. It made me so happy to see her doing so well mentally and physically. After briefly catching up and partying our separate ways, Ashley said they had really pure kratom powder for sale at the herb shop two blocks away in the direction I was going.
I thanked her for letting me know about the very helpful resource and wished her the best.
From that point on, whenever I had a client tell me that methadone was causing the weight gain or other side effects that were so bad they considered getting off methadone, I let them know about how well kratom worked for one of my past clients. As far as I know, none of my clients after Ashely used kratom.
Probably somewhere around six months after learning about kratom, I put in my two weeks notice and left the field of counseling. I didn’t even think about kratom for over a year, and when I finally did think about it again, it was because I had started my Blog, OpiateAddictionSupport.com, and I was brainstorming ideas for new articles that could help people quit opioids naturally.
A Different Type of Blogging
That’s when I remembered the kratom plant, how well it had helped my client Ashley, and how easily accessible it was since I lived only six blocks away from the herb shop that sold it. I spent many hours online researching the mechanisms of action, benefits, and possible risks associated with using kratom. After a week, I decided that I wanted to try the plant out for myself. I didn’t want to be the standard blogger-type that simply does objective research and writes a boring article that is pretty much exactly the same as all the other articles online.
From early on I wanted my blog to be different. I wanted to stand out from the rest of the blogs on opiate recovery. I was so passionate about helping people, and I was also thinking about creative ways to make my blog the most helpful resource online for people wanting to get off opioids at home with relative ease. Thus, I decided I would become an “investigative blogger,” and my definition of that term was a person that goes above and beyond simply copying what Wikipedia and other articles have to say about a subject.
I had never heard of the term investigative blogger before, though I had heard of an investigative journalist. Some of these journalists went to foreign countries during times of war, and put their lives at risk. When you totally immerse yourself in the subject you’re planning on writing about, I believe this makes your work more credible and a lot more fun and exciting to read.
Thus, I decided I was going to be an investigative blogger who actually tried the opiate withdrawal remedies I was going to write articles on. Luckily for me, during my years of drug addiction, I had tried many of the prescription and over-the-counter medications for opiate withdrawal. So that was a huge plus.
When it came to kratom, I had never tried it, so that’s what I did. I went to the local herb shop that carried kratom.
I bought some kratom, went home and mixed it with juice in a blender, then drank it on an empty stomach. 60 minutes later, I was almost in disbelief. I felt a mild and pleasant effect of kratom-induced natural well-being that lasted a few hours. It wasn’t exactly like taking hydrocodone or any other opioid I had ever tried (and I had tried almost all of them), but it was an herbal and mild opioid-type effect mixed with effects of drinking a cup of coffee or tea.
Over the next two weeks, I experimented with different kratom strains, dosages, and potentiators (substances that make the effects greater and the duration longer). Eventually, I felt like I had enough scientific knowledge and subjective experiences to create an epic article on using kratom for opiate addiction.
Thus, on January 7th, 2015, I wrote my article, which I titled How To Use Kratom For Opiate Withdrawal. It has now been three years since I published that article. It has over 500 comments at the end of it, and it’s by far the most-viewed page on my entire blog. Furthermore, out of those 500 comments, there is a superabundance of success stories and positive testimonials of people using kratom to get off opioids for good! I’ve also received a myriad of emails from grateful people that found my website and kratom article and used the detox-plan I created in that article to get off opioids at home in a relatively painless manner.
Over the years, numerous individuals have asked me the same few key questions regarding the use of kratom for opioid detox. Furthermore, I’ve received a plethora of comments and emails from people that have hybridized and customized my kratom detox plan to fit their own individual needs. Basically, for three years my kratom article and the comment section beneath it have served as an anecdotal “laboratory.”
Many people spend hours reading through all of the comments, and then become very excited and motivated to use my kratom protocol to the tee, or to use a variation on it based on the success stories they read in the comments section, other tips they learn on my website, and more.
The common theme that keeps showing up in these successful protocols is a 3-phase approach to using kratom to get off opioids.
Here are the 3 phases:
Phase 1 – Transition from current opioid(s) to kratom.
Phase 2 – Take a therapeutic daily dose of kratom for 2-6 weeks. A therapeutic dose is defined as taking enough kratom to prevent most or all of a person’s opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings, but not enough to get a high from it.
Phase 3 – Begin a kratom-taper protocol in which one lowers their kratom dosage at regular, scheduled intervals (e.g. every 7 or 10 days), with the intent of gradually reducing blood-opioid concentrations to significantly reduce shock to the brain and body. During Phase 3, one also uses specific supplements that may help a person feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally while tapering their kratom dosage. Finally, things such as exercise and nutrition, among other alternative modalities, are employed.
The Counterintuitive Switcheroonie Method
This method is very simple to explain. It’s basically just like the K-TAT Method, only instead of transitioning from methadone or buprenorphine to kratom, you transition to short-acting opioids such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, etc.
The protocol is exactly the same as the K-TAT Method in every other aspect.
The reason these two methods work so well is that your body has a very difficult time coming off buprenorphine and methadone after you’ve been on these drugs long-term.
Switching to kratom or a short-acting RX opiate such as hydrocodone or oxycodone for a few weeks first and then getting off the short-acting opiate makes it so much easier to detox from.
Whether you’re using the K-TAT Method or the Counterintuitive Switcheroonie Method when it comes time to taper off the kratom or short-acting opioids such as hydrocodone or oxycodone, the use of supplements on the taper another method of biohacking that prevents withdrawal symptoms.
Here are the recommended taper supplements for biohacking buprenorphine or methadone detox:
Acute Detox Medications
The final biohacking strategy to come off buprenorphine or methadone is to use medications once your transition off the kratom, oxycodone, hydrocodone, or other short-acting opioids.
If you transition off the long-acting opioids to short-acting opioids, then taper using the supplements, and finally use medications once you transition completely off he short-acting opioids, your detox will be painless and you won’t get sick.
The following medications work the best for biohacking opioid detox:
Biohacking Detox for Short-Acting Opioids
Now that I’ve provided you with the top biohacking protocols for getting off buprenorphine and methadone without getting sick, let’s discuss the two best methods for detoxing from short-acting opioids.
If you’re taking short-acting opioids such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, heroin, morphine, opium, etc., I highly recommend using one of my two favorite biohacking methods.
My two favorite biohacking protocols for short-acting opioid detox are:
- The Miracle Methadone Method
- The Short-Term Suboxone Solution
Both of these methods involve the use of either methadone or Suboxone/Subutex for 4-7 days.
So if you’re on short-acting opioids, the best way to get off these drugs is to use one of these methods and then use some of the medications listed above for 1-2 weeks after your last day of either methadone or Suboxone/Subutex.
This is the most strategic biohacking method I’ve ever seen and my coaching clients can’t believe how easy it is to get off short-acting opioids using these super strategic protocols.
The 4-7 days of a sustained-action opioid make you completely bypass a cold-turkey withdrawal and the detox is very mild since the methadone or Suboxone/Subutex take so long to come out of your opioid receptors. It’s a true miracle!!!
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