In this article, you’re going to learn about a strategy for opioid detox that one of my coaching clients just used and had success with.
“Escaping to Solitude.”
When you’re detoxing from home and live in close proximity to neighbors, businesses, and the hustle and bustle of life, this can add to your stress.
And stress is the enemy of a successful home detox.
Any strategy or tactic you can use that decreases stress should be considered.
Read on to learn about the strategy my client used and why it worked so well…
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Escaping to Solitude
Have you ever detoxed from opioids at home? I sure have… multiple times. And it was always very stressful. Whether I lived with my parents, a girlfriend, or even by myself, it was always a stressful situation.
Even if I had a few days off work or no job at all, it was very stressful.
A recent client of mine told me that for his detox, he was going to spend three weeks in his “cabin in the woods.”
There were no neighbors and he had to drive for 10 minutes to get to the nearest store.
The cabin was totally secluded and private, and it was surrounded by beautiful nature.
Here is what my client brought with him for the detox:
- Opioid withdrawal medications
- Supplements for post-acute withdrawal
- Enough food and water to last the first week
The “Dream Detox”
He had a detailed plan on what to take to ease both the acute and the post-acute withdrawal symptoms, and he had everything he needed and was able to follow the plan in a cabin in the middle of nature with no other humans nearby.
That sounds like the “Dream Detox” if you ask me!!!
Of course, not everyone can use this strategy.
To do so, you would need at least 4-7 days off work, and you’d also need to either own a cabin, know someone that owns a cabin, or have the finances to rent a cabin.
I think my client said that he owned the cabin he stayed in.
And he owns his own business and set things up so he could take three weeks off work and not have to worry about it.
This would be a Dream Detox for my preferences.
It’s not for everyone, as some people wouldn’t enjoy the total seclusion.
But for introverts like me that heal faster when not around humans, this could be an ideal strategy.
How To Plan an Escape to Solitude Detox
If this strategy sounds enticing to you, read on to learn how you could emulate it. First, you would need to get time off work. If you work for someone, could you get a week off work?
Could you possibly take off two weeks?
Maybe you own your own business.
Could you set things up to where you could take some time off?
I admit that this strategy is very hard for most people.
If it was easy, way fewer people would still be addicted to opioids.
After you have your “vacation” dates set, the next step is to plan where you’re escaping to.
Do you own a cabin or house that is secluded with no neighbors in sight?
Do you know someone that does?
Can you afford to rent one?
If you have to rent one, the next step would be to do some research online and see what’s available.
Once you have time off work and a secluded place to detox, then you just need to make sure you have the right opioid withdrawal remedies that will help you feel as comfortable as possible while detoxing.
- Detoxing from home can be stressful due to being around people.
- Stress is the enemy!!!
- One way to bypass this is to do your detox in a cabin or house somewhere away from the city or town, where there is nothing but nature (and no neighbors) surrounding you.
- To use this strategy, you need to be able to take time off work, and you need to procure the right place to stay at.
- Once you have all this planned, you need an effective “packing list” of things to bring, including powerful withdrawal remedies, supplements, food, water, first-aid kit, comfy clothes, and other things for entertainment like movies, books, etc.
Again, I realize this strategy is simply not going to work for most people. Back when I was addicted to opioids, I could never get that much time off work… I could never get that much childcare for my kid… and I could never afford to rent a cabin somewhere.
Luckily, planning a traditional home detox can still be very effective, so don’t worry one bit if you’re like I was and cannot use the “Escaping to Solitude” strategy.
But if you can, and if this strategy really resonates with you…
Go for it!!!