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Hey. Matt Finch here. I just want to give you a few simple tips on how to overcome opioid dependence, coming up on either November, the end of November Thanksgiving vacation or sometime around Christmas vacation.
These are very popular times to quit opioids because typically people get time off from school, time off from work, and time off from other responsibilities.
So, what I’ve noticed is that a lot of people use this time, and I’ve helped a lot of different coaching clients create strategic coaching protocols during this time.
Ending My Addiction
A matter of fact about eight years ago now, that’s when I quit as well. It was in during a month off of school from December to January is when I quit.
So, coming up this December, it’ll be around eight years for me.
I had a whole month off of school, I didn’t have a job at the time.
I had my parents helping out with childcare as well.
I also did have really awesome medications, that were Comfort meds.
I used 40 milligrams of methadone for seven days to come off of one to two grams of heroin a day.
After I got off to one week of methadone, I used Valium, pretty high dosage for the first week, moderate dosage for the second week.
Then I tapered off the final two weeks using Valium.
I also used Imodium AD, so there’s so many different things you can do.
So many different resources that are things like opioid withdrawal remedies, a resource could be time off of work and other responsibilities.
Importances of Resources
A resource could be support from loved ones, particularly your spouse or boyfriend or girlfriend. Also, resources could be checking yourself into an effective treatment program that is able to detox you very comfortably.
Also, help to repair your brain chemistry afterwards, so that’s not really a personal medical approach but, like NAD+ therapy and Ibogaine treatment, those are kind of alternative medical detox treatments that can help you repair your brain as well, rather than checking yourself into a traditional rehab treatment.
Where they’ll give you some comfort meds but you might not feel too comfortable.
Then afterwards they don’t give you any natural therapies to heal the brain.
Time off from Responsibilities
So, yeah. I just want to give you some free tips. Number one, you have to have less responsibilities, preferably no responsibility. So, coming up, you can get a few days off work, that’s great, if you can get a week off of work that’s even better.
If you can get two weeks off of responsibilities, that’s ideal.
The more time you have off away from stress and responsibilities, the easier it’s going to be.
So, time off if you can, I know a lot of people still have to work stuff, take care of kids, there’s no way around it.
If you can’t get any time off, probably one of the best ways to do it would be to go on a taper protocol.
But which is where you systematically reduce your dosage over time to prevent the brain and body shock from a cold turkey withdrawal.
If you can get time off of work to also have some really effective withdrawal remedies. They could be things like prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements, legal natural drugs, home remedies, natural remedies, and nootropics as well.
So, there’s lots of different things that could make you feel more comfortable during the acute withdrawal, to mitigate post-acute symptoms, and also shorten the duration of that.
Medical Detox (Regular & Alternative)
So, again preferably time off of work, either NAD+ therapy or Ibogaine therapy if you can afford it, or even a traditional treatment approach detox, if that resonates with you the most.
So, time off, a good medical facility or if you can’t do a medical facility or don’t want to, really effective withdrawal remedies that you can use safely, effectively, responsibly, and medicinally from home.
As well as things that also you have to do during that time, so, for instance, I recommend people to watch movies like, watch really good shows on Netflix or Amazon Prime or both.
Typically, when people have the right time off of work and responsibilities, so, you don’t have anything to worry about.
When you’ve got effective medications and/or other withdrawal remedies that help to really relax your body and mind, mitigate the symptoms, and then you also lay on the couch in very comfortable clothes.
Drink lots of water, coconut water, you’re taking your supplements and everything.
But then also watching a new show that people have recommended, something that’s got like five or six or more seasons, where you can literally just sit there all day, really comfortably with the blanket and just eating little snacks in the couch watching this show from Season 1, Episode 1 all the way to the end.
What that does is it totally absorbs your awareness and your consciousness into the show or into the movie.
Putting Resources Together
So, you’ve got the time off responsibilities that you don’t have to worry about, what you have to do.
You’ve got the medications or other withdrawal remedies that are helping you feel better. So, that takes care of your body and your outside responsibilities.
Then you’re watching a show or a bunch of movies that are so good, they’re absorbing you into what’s going on. So, you’re basically inside of the story, and if you’re inside of the story.
You’re not obsessing about the situation you’re going through, you’re not thinking nearly as much about “oh my gosh, I’m quitting the opioids, this sucks so bad”.
So, those are some of the most effective strategies for a detox coming up this Thanksgiving vacation, or this Christmas vacation.
Lots of other things you can do as well.
Right now, I do have a few spots left in my caseload.
You go to opiateaddictionsupport.com/coaching.
Pick the coaching package that fits for you, I’ll email you, and we’ll get started.
Alright, thanks for watching.
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