While there are many different ways you can detox from opiates, the two features are whether or not you taper or do a cold-turkey opiate detox.
A cold-turkey opiate detox is when you stop taking opiates abruptly and go into withdrawal fast.
An opiate taper is when you slowly reduce your dosage at regular intervals over the span of time.
For instance, a man taking 100 mg of hydrocodone per day could taper off by adhering to the following taper schedule:
- Week 1 – 80 mg
- Week 2 – 70 mg
- Week 3 – 60 mg
- Week 4 – 50 mg
- Week 5 – 40 mg
- Week 6 – 30 mg
- Week 7 – 25 mg
- Week 8 – 20 mg
- Week 9 – 15 mg
- Week 10 – 10 mg
- Week 12 – 5 mg
- Week 14 – Jump off
Here is a video where I talk about the features, pros, and cons of cold-turkey vs tapering protocols, and I also provide tips for success for each.
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