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How’s it going? This is Matt Finch. I tried to upload a new YouTube video today, but it’s not transferring from my phone to YouTube.
So I figured I’d do a live Q&A using my laptop. So it doesn’t look like there’s anyone on yet, oh looks like there’s the first person on. Welcome to the video, this is a live Q&A where you can ask me live questions; I’ll be able to answer some of them and can’t get to all of them unless real slow.
But I tried to do a YouTube video today and couldn’t do it because my phone wouldn’t transfer it to YouTube.
So I really wanted to come on and help you guys out, so this is a chance right now where you can ask any questions that you want, and I’ll answer them to the best of my ability.
Or you could just kick back and watch and see what other people ask, and maybe they’re asking the same question or questions that you have.
So you could just kind of sit back and grab some popcorn and watch too. But I’m still waiting for the first question; someone already commented hiya edge leader.
Hiya edge leader, how’s it going? Thanks for being on this live video. It looks like we got ten people so far, probably someone is trying to type something now, but it’s just not coming up yet. I’m going to type in a comment here and see if mine works, all right there we go.
All right, so we’ve got 12 people on this is a live Q&A. If you’re just joining us if you have any questions regarding opioid detox methods, opioid recovery strategies, withdrawal remedies, post-acute withdrawal syndrome, any questions whatsoever, go ahead and ask me, and I can just respond to you in the order that I get them in.
Right, someone says I’ve been taking Kratom daily for over a year, could ask me anything also in that realm. Could you specify, does that mean that people commenting could ask you? Anything as well it says I’ve been taking Kratom daily for over a year, could ask me anything also in that realm lol. Not quite sure if you’re asking me a question there, if there’s a specific question. William Toi congratulations, two weeks methadone free on Kratom. Y
es, okay, cool, so people the name DZURV any Kratom commenters he can answer questions to that, and yes, Kratom is an amazing withdrawal remedy natural.
Of course, it does have the potential to be addictive, habit-forming, and you can get a physiological dependence. But man, it works so well as a short-term bridge or even for long-term maintenance if you’re using it as a replacement for Methadone or Suboxone, Subutex, or even other types of opioids. Typically, tapering off of Methadone, Suboxone are usually really hard on their own, so that’s why people are switching over to Kratom. A
nd then being on Kratom for two to six weeks, maybe even a few months or longer and then either staying on that or tapering off Kratom, or doing another type of detox method of Kratom.
That’s why so many people are having higher success rates than ever before coming off of Buprenorphine formulations and methadone; it’s because there’s a great availability of Kratom still. Edge leader says I’ve done Kratom for a while before, but it seems like such a mild opiate.
Would it really even scratch the surface of heroin withdrawals? Yes, it could, but you’d probably have to take a lot of Kratom for heroin withdrawals. Like for instance, there are Kratom extracts; there’s this one liquid Kratom extract called OPMS organically purified mitragyna speciosa.
I think they just changed the name, but you’d probably have to take a significant amount of Kratom extract many times a day, along with like gabapentin or a benzo or clonidine or some other types of comfort meds.
So for heroin withdrawal, I don’t think Kratom alone would be nearly as effective than using like Kratom extract or lots of Kratom powder, along with gabapentin or baclofen or some other type of medication. Then I could think it could be a match made in heaven.
Okay, William Toi, who has been off of methadone using Kratom for a couple of weeks, he says two to four more weeks then done. Right on, yes, that’s exactly what I was talking about.
Used as a short-term bridge coming off methadone or buprenorphine, a lot of people go between three to six weeks on Kratom to transition off; then they come off the Kratom.
And you’re not coming off of methadone or buprenorphine anymore, you’re simply coming off of Kratom, which is still somewhat of a challenge and you need withdrawal remedies to come off of that.
But it’s so much easier than the super long-delayed withdrawal from coming off of an opiate replacement medication, right on William I’m stoked for you. So Loretta Wagner says, Kratom didn’t help with heroin withdrawal. Yes, you probably have to take a lot of Kratom extract in combination with some clonidine and some Klonopin, and maybe even some other types of comfort meds, yes.
Heroin withdrawal is gnarly; it really is. But for when you’re coming off of the long-acting opioids, Kratom to help you taper or create them as a transition can help a lot.
Because while the long-acting opioids are coming out of your receptors, you’re getting more and more the Kratom to finally get in there.
So it’s kind of like a slow replacement process where cold-turkey heroin withdrawal is really acute, really severe, and so if it was me, I would use probably like good dosages of Lyrica with Kratom extract, and that would probably help a good amount.
Edge leader says I didn’t have any trouble at all getting Kratom and I did it over a year, yes that’s awesome. It’s a great remedy for sure, a great plant medicine. Loretta Wagner says, but I was taking capsules with powder, and it got to be too much.
Yes, that’s the thing, coming off of an acute heroin withdrawal; I would probably only want to use massive amounts of liquid Kratom extract because then it’s much more powerful. Like I took a liquid Kratom extract shot a few years ago, and it felt like I did like 50 or 60 milligrams of OxyContin, it was intense.
But it was a really powerful and really expensive extract. So to be able to use enough for heroin withdrawal, it might cost you hundreds of dollars every single day in Kratom extract. William Toi says yes, low dose benzodiazepines and gabapentin to sleep, yes exactly.
Probably my list of favorite medications, if I was going to go through with this again a cold-turkey withdrawal, I would first want Lyrica, if I couldn’t get that I’d want gabapentin. If I couldn’t get that, I’d want baclofen if I couldn’t get that I’d want a combination of clonidine and benzodiazepines and Imodium AD. But that’s just myself personally, everyone’s biochemical individuality is individual to them.
So different medications are going to have different results for different people, so it’s good to experiment, figure out what’s good for you.
Obviously, this is all stuff that I would help you do under your doctor’s supervision. I should probably do a disclaimer right now that I’m not a doctor, and all this is just informational, educational use and not medical advice, but I’m sure you guys already knew that. Loretta Wagner says gabapentin is good.
Yes, my gabapentin YouTube video it’s titled how to use gabapentin for opiate withdrawal. I think it has like a hundred and fifteen thousand views, and if you read through the comment section on that, there’s like hundreds of people saying that they watched that video, got some gabapentin, and they had an amazing time quitting opioids using that.
Now there’s also a decent amount of people that said it either didn’t work that good for them, or it worked pretty good, but they got really bad side effects from it like the dizziness, the feeling out of it, double vision. So it just depends on whether you’re a gabapentin responder or somebody that is one of the people that gets massive side effects.
Yes, Lee Scott, he says I’ve tried everything; in the end, you’re going to have to be in pain, and you always pay the piper always just keep that in mind. It’s so true like you don’t get to get off of this scot-free without any discomfort whatsoever.
There are lots of things you can do to make it much easier, but it’s always going to be a struggle. There’s always going to be an element of using courage to act in spite of fear. You always do have to pay the piper; it’s a hundred percent true.
And really just getting your mindset to that okay I did this to myself, maybe a doctor even prescribed it initially for pain, and so you are naive and didn’t know what it could do to you.
But it’s your responsibility to now that you know that this happened, to just go okay whatever the solution is I’m going to find it, and if I have to go through some pain I’m still going to do it, because nothing’s going to keep me from reaching my goal that I have.
That’s life, all the good stuff in life occurs outside of our comfort zone, and I can’t think of anything more uncomfortable than I have ever done then quitting opioids and also getting through a super gnarly breakup and heartbreak.
I mean, I’d almost rather have to quit opiate again than going through a breakup like that one, that was miserable. But yes, you have to go through pain in life; suffering is a part of life.
And it’s the meaning that you create from that suffering and your adoption of responsibility, and to having a vision for your life and to just going through the hard stuff, to make progress towards that vision, that makes all the challenges more tolerable to deal with, and you can even find meaning in those. Edge leader yes, some people can find gabapentin on the street.
Don’t recommend ever breaking a law to anyone, not saying that I’ve never done that stuff; I used to buy drugs on the street all the time. Gabapentin is not as easy to find as like oxycodone, heroin that type of stuff, but there are definitely people that sell it. Melanie Dawson says, I drank the tea, but only the green didn’t help much.
I want to get off of Norco, would you recommend Kratom for that? You know, typically, the easiest way to get off Norco is by going on what I call a biohacking taper. So a lot of people say they can’t taper, but typically it’s just because they’re not on the right protocol when they’re tapering.
So step one on the taper is to develop a taper speed that’s good for you to prevents some of the symptoms, then you need the right supplement, nutrition and exercise protocol, as well as other things you can do. And then also to have like a week off of work for when you finish the taper, so you can be tired at home watch movies, shows.
If you can’t get any time off work, and if you can’t afford supplements, and if you’re not going to go to the gym and eat healthily, then tapering is probably going to be pretty difficult In which case some of my favorite cold turkey methods for getting off Norco are Ibogaine therapy, NAD+ therapy.
Using Gabapentinoid for an acute detox, specifically either Lyrica or gabapentin in big enough dosages to where it knocks out the symptoms, but it’s not so much that you just fall asleep. Doing it under the care of a doctor, and also taking time off work. So those are some of my favorite ways to quit Norco, although a lot of people use Kratom to do it too.
I just had a coaching client that got off 500 milligrams of oxycodone daily using just Kratom, supplements, I think he had low-dose Adderall for the first two weeks, and that’s really it. He went to CrossFit daily, like five days a week and he ate really good, and he worked from home on his own.
He’s high up in this business; it’s all really laid-back as far as being able to work from home. But yes, he did it from Kratom coming off that large amount. Like with Kratom, for people that say they’ve tried it and it hasn’t worked for them, it’s usually because of one of two things.
Number one, either the dosages is not high enough, so that happens a lot. People will use a teaspoon or two teaspoons, and it doesn’t do anything for them; you know what if you take another teaspoon, it might if that doesn’t work another teaspoon.
So there’s almost certainly a dosage of Kratom that would work for probably the vast majority of situations to help you feel a lot better. The reason I know this is because I’ve helped so many clients on gigantic amounts of opioids in large dependences using Kratom. So the other factor that could be if it’s not working is the type of Kratom.
Do how many types of bunk Kratom there are? I’ve literally tried stuff at smoke shops that you take like 12 capsules or something, and you don’t feel anything whatsoever. I don’t even know what the stuff is.
For anyone that’s bought heroin or cocaine in the past, or some type of drug that you can cut, you can cut it down so it’s nowhere near as powerful and you make more money. It seems like a lot of the smoke shop brands Kratom that are just this really cheap, just pathetic excuses for Kratom seems like they’re cut.
Maybe they’re just really old, and they’re expired I really don’t know, but there are some amazing types of Kratom. When I lived in Hawaii, there was the smoke shop there that sold Kratom, and I would have preferred that over oxycodone.
It was like the most amazing stuff in the world. The name of that smoke shop is Hawaiian holy smokes it’s on [Inaudible 00:15:40.14] Now they don’t have a website, and I don’t think you can do over the phone orders, but that stuff was a dollar a gram, and even if you bought a hundred grams it was still $100.
It was premium stuff, that stuff was so powerful, so that’s really it. If Kratom is not working, either the dosage is too low, or the Kratom strain or the brand is not good for you or both. Or your dependence is just super high, and your biochemistry just doesn’t really respond that well to Kratom.
Yes, Pooh Bear says smoke shop Kratom are not good, I order mine from a special shop. Yes, I do too, I order mine when I take it from Topextracts.com. There are also some other great reputable online vendors.
Some of the smoke shops have amazing Kratom, but those are few and far between to where you can find those good brands at smoke shops, it just depends on the smoke shop. Edge leader says I wish I could afford rapid detox; it costs 20 grand, though.
Yes, that’s really the fastest way I’ve ever heard of.
The whole procedure from the time you check-in to when you leave is over in a manner of hours, and I think you’re only under the sedation for like thirty minutes, maybe they even have it down to twenty minutes. You have aftercare after that, but yes, it’s the quickest way I know to end an opioid dependence. It’s expensive, though, and insurance doesn’t pay for at least last that I researched it. Let’s see here, yes CBD is great too; it’s a great combination with Kratom.
It’s the same thing with that; I mean CBD is not a partial opioid agonist. So CBD alone for opiate withdrawal would basically probably be like taking a Tylenol alone for opioid withdrawal.
But when you use it, CBD I look at is more for the post-acute withdrawal phase of helping with the anxiety and pain and insomnia and neuro inflammation. So yes, but there’s crappy CBD’s too, there are tons of low quality CBD companies getting rich too because of the CBD craze. But CBD is amazing; I have like three different kinds.
I’m like a connoisseur; I like to mix and match my CBD’s. But yes, that’s a great supplement; I take that like five days a week. Cheri Hinton says I’ve been taking Kratom for a while; I need to find where they take debit cards.
Yes, that’s difficult that it used to be so easy. Years ago was basic, nowadays you have to do, most Kratom places that, at least all of them that I’ve seen, they take bank accounts like your checking account number or Bitcoin or some other type of less convenient payment method.
Real talk recovery good for you, she says I’m slowly tapering; I’m down from 12 milligrams to 4 milligrams of Suboxone, great job. That’s amazing, you’ve cut down significantly, that’s much healthier for your brain and body to be on that amount as opposed to 12, which is like three times higher.
That’s really the way to do it, super slow. If you’re not going to use Kratom to come off of it, a super slow Suboxone taper. Look at that SSS super slow Suboxone taper, S cubed taper. And then saying I only go down two milligrams every third month no rush here.
Yes, if you’re on 12 milligrams, I assume you’re on it for maintenance kind of long-term, at least, so there’s really no rush. Like go down slowly and the slower you go, the fewer withdrawal symptoms you experience that’s really it. If that’s where your mind set’s at like I’m just going to make this take a long time, I’m going to really not worry about it; then it’s doable.
Alright, congratulations Sherry, she says used Kratom and now 100% off oxycodone. What’s so cool about Kratom is that you’re in control. So if you’re getting prescription opiates or opioids from a doctor, well, they’re in control, and you can only get what they can give you, and you have to go through hoops and hurdles.
They could cut you off at any time or start to taper you any time. Or if you’re buying your opioids from a dealer on the street, you’re going to pay much more of a price than if you’re getting it prescribed.
And dealing with dealers can be very cumbersome, and it can suck and stressful. So I think the reason that there’s this huge surge of people using Kratom is that it’s natural, it’s healthier for your brain and body.
You can buy it online; you can buy it at smoke shops. You get to control it; you get to pick out what you want, buy it, take it home with you, and use it how you want.
And unless it’s illegal in your state, if you’re in a Kratom legal state, you can do whatever you want with it. And so it gives you this peace of mind that you really are the control of your opioid dosage.
And so that’s a huge plus for a lot of people, but recently I’ve learned that there’s like a lot more and more people that are becoming heavily addicted to Kratom.
I’m talking to amounts like 40 grams, to even a hundred to a hundred and fifty grams and up, and since it’s legal since it’s so easy to order online or get at smoke shops, some of these people just literally cannot stop on their own.
I’ve had so many emails; I just made a course called ultimate Kratom detox.
I made that course specifically to teach people how to get off Kratom in like I think 50 people so far like 50 people have bought that program so far, and it’s like a brand new program.
It’s six modules, and I think there are over 30 videos teaching people how to get off Kratom specifically. Because the Kratom addiction epidemic is becoming way huge, there are a good percentage of people that use it to get off opiates, and they get off to Kratom, or they just want to stay on the Kratom, and they’ve made a conscious decision to.
But a lot of people are having a very difficult time, and here they are and Kratom three years, four years, five years later and they just can’t get off it, and they don’t want to be on it anymore.
So for a lot of people it’s a miracle, for a lot of people I would view that as a step in the right direction, because even if you’re on Kratom and you don’t want to be, that’s way healthier for you in my opinion than being on methadone or being on heroin cut with who knows what.
So I think it’s a huge step in the right direction, but yes it’s not without any negative consequences that’s for sure.
Alright, Cindy, she says I didn’t have any problems getting off of Kratom, and I was on for over an ounce a day. Yes, that’s amazing, that’s a pretty good amount too. I think it just comes down to a few different things.
So I think the people that have a difficult time coming off of it, there are several factors that could be going on and even in combination.
One is they have high levels of neuroticism in their personality.
So people that are highly neurotic tend to have a much harder time quitting opioids. And then people that are on about 40 grams of Kratom and up, so I guess that’s around about an ounce and a half.
People on about 40 grams and up can tend to have a hard, not too hard of a time necessarily on the acute withdrawal, but their post-acute withdrawal when they’re coming off of 40 grams and up of Kratom tends to be they’re more depressed, they’re more tired and it’s just very difficult for some of them.
Comes down to your constitution, if you have any mental or physical health disorders. Life stressors, how stressful your life is, a lot of different things that can make it more difficult for some people to quit Kratom than others. JS just did a comment; you guys should all subscribe to his YouTube channel.
He makes videos on opiate recovery as well; I love this quote.
He says if we have to control something, it probably controls us. There is a lot of truth to that, great quote Jay. Gloria says, Kratom is a step in the right direction, you’re right Matt it helps me.
Yes, I’d say it’s a huge step in the right direction, and I’d say it’s a huge improvement in the quality of mental, physical, and emotional health.
Lifestyle quality situation I mean it’s great, that’s why the pharmaceutical companies want to get rid of it so bad.
They’re paying off the FDA allegedly, I can’t prove that, but that’s the conspiracy that a lot of people are leading to.
So allegedly what these people are saying is that big pharma is paying off the FDA to make it illegal because they’re losing lots of profits. I made a video on any type of questions and answers, and it’s just the hot buzz.
Kratom, Kratom, Kratom when I first learned about Kratom gosh probably seven years ago it was underground, not a lot of people knew about; it was really underground.
But then with the rise of blogging, with the rise of Youtubing, and people such as myself other coaches even Kratom websites with blogs, more people using Kratom with social media, it eventually started to blow up, and now almost everyone that’s addicted to opioids has heard about Kratom.
And not only that, there wasn’t much information on how to use it when I first learned about it.
I remember digging for information; I could barely find anything. Nowadays, everyone’s like an expert on how to use it, so that’s really cool. And I hope it stays legal because it’s obviously doing way more good than it’s doing bad, that’s just from what I’ve seen.
Seems like it’s really helping 9 out of 10 people, and then 1 out of 10 is having a hard time with it, and it’s actually just as addictive to them as like oxycodone or heroin even.
You wouldn’t believe how many people I’ve heard from that say Kratom is just as addictive as heroin; the withdrawal symptoms are worse than heroin or worse than some other opioid.
And so it’s not like that for everyone, but it must be like that to that person, and that just means that they’re probably using way too much because the dose is what makes the poison. And they’re biochemists; they’re probably super neurotic and have other underlying anxiety disorders and biochemical deficiencies that make coming off that particular plant medicine harder for them than maybe heroin.
But that’s how weird human bodies are.
Seven and a half billion people on the planet, we all have a unique customized biochemical individuality that dictates which diet is going to work best for us, which opioid withdrawal medications will work best for us.
Even which Kratom strain and dosage or combination of strains will work best for us and so on.
Yes, I think that too.
She says I think that addicts are very intelligent people, trying to self-medicate, and they just get hooked. I wrote an article called something about how the highly sensitive person trait may be more prone to opiate addiction.
So if you google Matt Finch HSP Opiate Addiction, I wrote an article that talks about just what you’re talking about Cindy.
How a lot of people that are really intelligent, that are basically really deep thinkers and they feel and think just almost more deeply than other people, it’s called highly sensitive person; it’s like they have faster processing speeds in their brain.
So I have this, and I’ve noticed a lot of my clients present with these types of personalities, it’s an innate biological trait rather, so that’s a good one to check out.
Yes, I agree with Cindy; I was self-medicating like crazy.
Over-thinker, I used to be neurotic, anxious, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, intellectual, bipolar, too, I had all sorts of stuff. But I was self-medicating the crud; I’m not sure if I can cuss on these live things.
But I was really self-medicating for my entire life up until eight years ago; I didn’t know that I was bipolar two all that time.
Meanwhile, my life is just crazy drugs, alcohol, parties, instability, manic phases, depressive phases. It was just complete insanity. But nowadays, I’m emotionally balanced; I’m physically, mentally, emotionally healthy, spiritually healthy.
Don’t have any symptoms of neuroticism or anxiousness or depression or bipolar symptoms, really it took me a long time to figure out how to get healthy in body, mind, and spirit, but it was worth it because now life is so much better than it was back then. It’s almost like incomparable the differences.
Let’s see, Pooh Bear says a lot of people that abuse bipolar depression anxiety, etc.
Yes, I mean that’s really co-occurring disorders, people self-medicating. A lot of people with mental illness, mental disorders like bipolar depression, anxiety, and all those different things.
I think one out of five people in America has an anxiety disorder, and it’s on the rise too. And a lot of people will go to the doctor and get Ativan or Klonopin or something, or get an SSRI for anxiety.
Or maybe they will find some natural supplements for everything. But there’s a whole bunch of us myself included from the past that have found that the only thing that really worked for us was drugs and/or alcohol.
So that’s what I found until I figured out how to get my brain and life together without drugs and alcohol. That was the only solution that I had, and of course, it led to a lot of negative consequences in life, but that was over the long term and the short term.
They helped me be able to take on the day, the longer I did it the worst long-term negative consequences.
And so even to this day, I’m still kind of fixing the wreckage of my past with owing hospital bills, and all this other type of stuff, it’s crazy what addiction can do.
Yes, indeed, yes, for sure.
Let’s see; Jay S. says very intuitive people, end paths are we need to accept the fact that we can feel people’s energy. Oh man, I totally resonate with that. Yes, I’ve always been really intuitive. I used to be a hardcore empath.
I am still somewhat, but I think I’ve really like somehow, but it’s because I’m taking so many different supplements and I take testosterone now, I take a human growth hormone. Transdermal gel, I eat lots of protein, I go to the gym.
I think like whatever I did, whatever happened, maybe I just got so traumatized.
I’m not nearly as empathic and intuitive as I used to be, which there are consequences to that, but there are also benefits. But yes, Jay, that’s why I used to abuse alcohol, benzos, and opioids. Because I just pick up all people’s stuff, my brain was anxious, I felt other people’s negative emotions and fear, and that’s just a lot.
Especially when you’re a teenager, and you don’t even know how to deal with it, and your parents have never talked to you about it. There certainly wasn’t any courses in high school in that kind of stuff.
Yes, what I’ve found is that people that get addicted to opioids are typically more sensitive. Some of them are intellectual; some of them have PTSD from the past.
But a lot of them are intuitive, just really like emotional undercurrent sensitive people that can really see the beauty in life. But also the harshness of life can be a little bit more difficult for some of these people to take on because they’re like thick skins hasn’t, either biologically or through life experience, isn’t thick enough to be able to do it without the opioids.
That’s why I started getting into weightlifting again once I quit opiates, because I wanted to get like a natural opioid thick skin, and the only way to do that is to eat protein and to lift weights, there’s no other way to do it.
You can also take DLPA, which is a supplement that can increase endorphins, but there’s nothing better for endorphins than eating a good amount of protein and going to the gym regularly.
I mean, that gives me a natural protective barrier; I could care less about daily opioids now. J. S says yes, some supplements block the chakras. Yes, there’s definitely stuff going on to where I’m not nearly as open as I used to be.
And that’s okay I’m 40 now, I had all those years of being that intuitive and emotional.
And it sure led to me writing a lot of great music, being that into like in tune with emotions.
But now that I’m a dad and I’m an entrepreneur, it’s fine; I had my fun with it.
Yes, the most natural feeling is freedom, isn’t it? There’s just something soul-crushing and existentially angst about knowing that you’re dependent on a drug that you need to take every single day in a certain amount.
Otherwise, you’re going to get sick to function normally. There’s just something so soul-crushing with that. Now, if you’re okay with being on a medication and you don’t mind, well, that’s not necessarily soul-crushing.
But what I found is that a lot of people after a while they really know that they’re not living up to their potential, they’re stuck on a medicine, or they’re stuck on illegal drug and illicit drug, and they just know that that’s not what they were supposed to do in life.
They had goals, they had dreams, they feel this potential, and they feel this inner calling to just do something amazing. But how do you do that when you’re addicted to something, where it’s causing lots of negative consequences and all sorts of other things.
So that’s what I found; most people, after a while they get sick of being stuck on some type of drug to make them feel normal; they want to feel natural, energy, confidence, motivation, all those kinds of natural joy. You don’t want to get artificial opioid-induced neuro chemicals that make you feel those emotions.
This gentleman or woman says I’m not sure if it’s a guy or girl, but not to bother anyone, but a big factor in feelings is your diet and eating real food, aka fruits, vegetables, herbs, nuts, seeds, legumes the better you’ll feel.
Absolutely, I think probably that’s the main reason we have such a health epidemic right now. We’ve got a physical health epidemic, an addiction epidemic, a mental health epidemic, an obesity epidemic.
Earlier death rates like for a lot of people that have these ailments, and one way to fix it is to just totally focus on nutrition. I used to eat crappy stuff all the time.
As a result, I felt crappy most of the time unless I was on drugs or alcohol or both. But as soon as I cleaned up my diet, that’s really where I started to heal. Supplements, fixing my nutrition and exercise even just those three things, if you do them right, you could totally change your life just with those what I call the key three.
Christian Kenwyn, the topic here is ask Matt live, so any questions about opiate detox and recovery strategies. We’ve talked about Kratom as an opioid withdrawal remedy, Kratom detox, Kratom as a bridge, Kratom maintenance.
We’ve talked about medications and supplements for opiate detox and recovery nutrition, and we’ve talked about psychological strategies and recovery in general. So literally anything about opiate detox and recovery. Oh yes, I’m glad she brought this up, Sherry.
Sherry says, unfortunately, some of us have debilitating chronic pain. I agree nutrition is huge; I am big on organ meats and bone broth. Yes, I forgot to mention that there’s a chronic pain epidemic that is exponentially on the rise as well. More people have chronic pain now than ever before; it’s ridiculous. Interesting story, I’ve never used opioids for pain.
However, once I quit heroin eight years ago now, within two months approximately after that, I had a shoulder injury, and then it never healed, and I had three years of on-and-off shoulder pain then neck pain, then shoulder pain then neck pain.
And whenever it would disappear from one, it would reappear in the other. And so yes, the chronic pain epidemic is making it really difficult for people to either quit opioids or to just have any type of quality of life without certain things in place for pain, and people’s pain symptoms are different too.
So one person might do great using Kratom for chronic pain, while another person won’t get relief from it, they need like 140 milligrams of hydrocodone, which their doctor won’t prescribe them, so they have to buy it off the street.
Or some people need gabapentin, combined with high CBD, low THC to manage their pain symptoms, and so, that’s a really tricky one. I have studied a lot into that, but I’m nowhere close to being a specialist.
But chronic pain is really intense.
Yes, Loney Smith, I’m glad brought that up.
Yes, gabapentin she says helps with chronic pain, Kratom too.
Yes, there was one of my first coaching clients ever, he had chronic nerve pain in his legs, but he wanted to get off the oxycodone because he said it just didn’t do anything for him anymore.
So after four years, he quit, then I helped him get through post-acute withdrawal. And then I helped him figure out what would work for his chronic pain, and what he found works best for him after we talked about it was a combination of gabapentin and a tincture that is a three to one ratio CBD to THC liquid extract.
So it’s just enough THC to help not only the CBD bind to the receptors, but also it’s got a little bit of a THC effect, and he says that combination works great.
He also does Qigong; I got him into doing Qigong, which is a Chinese exercise for post-acute withdrawal, too, and he still does it almost daily, and he says that helps with his pain as well.
All right, I’m going to answer a few more questions, it’s getting dark here, and I don’t want to get up to turn the light on, and I got to pick my daughter up soon too.
So I’ll take a couple more questions, and sorry I can’t get to all these, there’s a lot of people asking questions which is really cool. I hope for the people that aren’t getting their questions answered; you guys are still getting a lot of value from this. Buffster0896 says, once my addiction started, I let myself go bodybuilding wise; how did you get back to the gym? Well, I didn’t have any energy, so I started off slow.
I was going for long walks, and then I started to swim slowly. Then I started to take weightlifting, bodybuilding supplements protein powders. I ate more high-quality meats and just the fruits and vegetables and high-quality fats in general. But I just got a gym membership, and I just started off light, and then I started to kind of progressively do more and more exercise, more rigorous, and now I’m in really good shape, and it’s great.
Does Kratom help with Fentanyl withdrawals? Fentanyl is really strong; this goes with the heroin thing too. I probably wouldn’t use Kratom alone for Fentanyl withdraws; if it was me, I’d probably use lots of Kratom extract with Gabapentin or Baclofen or some other type of comfort med in addition to it because coming off fentanyl is very difficult.
The coaching clients that I have that have the most difficult time quitting are the ones that are on fentanyl. Because it’s like I think somewhere around up to a hundred times more powerful than morphine, which is ridiculous.
So fentanyl yes Kratom can definitely help, but like I said, it would have to be probably extracts combined with some comfort meds. Good night, Susan. Yes, the long walks, yes, that’s the best way to get back into exercise. And one of the best things to do during post-acute withdrawal is long walks.
It’s much easier than actually going to the gym or going for a run or a swim. You can walk; you can just start off slow and build your walking speed up over time. Right, okay, yes looks like people are talking about different Kratom groups online and everything.
Yes, there are some great ones on Facebook.
The only one I’m currently in, I was in some of the other ones. But the one I’m currently in is a group that’s actually for Kratom addiction for people that want to quit Kratom, and how they come there because it messed up their life.
But there’s also pro Kratom groups that are all about just Kratom maintenance, and then there are groups also that are for opioid addiction, that some of those ones are for using Kratom for withdrawal, and some of them won’t even let you mention it or they’ll ban you from the group if you try posting something about using an addictive drug to come off of another addictive drug.
So there are some closed-minded groups, there are some open-minded groups.
There are some really positive and empowering groups, and there are some groups that are just full-on horrible behavior and poor manners, and people just talking smack, you got to be careful. As soon as you’re in a group of any kind on Facebook, that’s not really positive most of the time; I’d say find a positive one and leave that one because there’s plenty of groups to choose from. Yes, Cindy really knows her stuff, you guys.
She is very helpful, very sweet, and very knowledgeable.
She’s not only probably watched all of my Youtube videos I’d be guessing, but also she watches other YouTube channels too.
I know because I see other opiate and addiction in general YouTube videos, and there are her comments there too.
So, Cindy, I can only imagine how much she knows, she has to know a lot and wonderfully compassionate as well, thank You, Cindy, for offering to help people.
Alright, great, so this has been a good live, it’s getting super dark. Thank you guys this has been really nice, thanks for this conversation I really enjoyed it; I’ll be doing more of these.
For more information, if you want to check out other videos, articles, resources, just go to my website, it’s Opiateaddictionsupport.com.
A lot of cool stuff to learn on there that is actually not on my YouTube channel.
There are some new courses on there as well, and yes, have a great night, depending on what time it is.
You might be getting ready for bed or in a few hours, so take care.
Thanks, everybody and I’ll see you next time.
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