1. Transcend Fear
If you’re addicted to opiates and desperate to get off, this article is for you. I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to suffer anymore.
You don’t have to be a slave to the drug, you don’t have to live in survival mode, and you no longer need to be afraid.
Within you is a power so great that all things are possible. There is a deep reservoir of inner strength, courage, and resourcefulness, that when tapped into, allows you to overcome any challenge in life, including opiate addiction.
To harness this power, you must be sick and tired of your addiction. If you’re beaten up, scared, and desperate to change, these emotions can be used as the fuel you’ll need to transform.
2. Make a Decision
Quitting opiates starts with a simple decision:
“I WILL NO LONGER CONTINUE TO LIVE LIKE THIS!”
After you make this decision, you must quickly take massive action. Saying you will quit is one thing, but actually doing so is quite different.
There are also many different methods for quitting opiates, so it can be confusing as to which one is the best for your situation.
Do not worry.
Ask the universe for guidance, and have faith that you will find the path you are supposed to travel.
There is more than enough information on this website to help you quit. I’ve written a ton of articles on medications and natural remedies for quitting opiates, so the strategies are here, and you just need to take the time to study.
3. Choose a Detox Plan
To help guide you in the right direction, I’ve created a list of my most popular and helpful detox plans for you to review.
The following articles have helped countless individuals quit opiates:
4. Set a Date and Follow the Plan
Most people never get this far. They get stuck somewhere between steps 1-3. Step 4 is where the real magic happens, because this is when you find out what you are truly made of.
To actually set a date and discontinue the use of opiates takes real courage.
This is what separates the people that succeed from the people that never never even try.
Even if you set a date, follow the plan, and end up relapsing days or weeks after you quit, you haven’t failed.
You only fail if you never try, because even if you do not succeed, you’ve learned what doesn’t work.
You can now take what you’ve learned and make adjustments in your approach to quitting. If you continue to get back up, brush yourself off, set another date, create a new plan, and follow it, you will eventually succeed.
5. Stay Clean No Matter What
Quitting opiates is actually not that difficult if you have the right medications and supplements. However, staying quit can be a real challenge.
Over the next few months after coming off opiates, around 90% of the people relapse.
This statistic is staggering.
Due to the debilitating symptoms of Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS), most individuals never make a sustainable, long-term recovery from opiate addiction.
Don’t become part of this of 90%.
Instead, decide that no matter what happens in your life, no matter how bad you feel, you will not get back on opiates. They are NO GOOD for you!!!
6. Help Others Conquer Their Addictions
Now that you’ve quit opiates and transformed your life, it’s time to help others recover from addiction. There are many ways to do this.
Some great methods for helping others quit opiates are:
- Start a blog and write about opiate recovery.
- Join a Facebook group that is dedicated to helping people recover from opiate addiction, and share your success story.
- Attend self-help meetings such as SMART Recovery, Rational Recovery, Secular Organizations for Sobriety, 12-Step Groups, Celebrate Recovery, etc., and reach out to the new people.
- Volunteer at rehab facilities.
- Write a book on opiate recovery.
- And anything else that your heart desires.