posted on Nov, 29 2011 @ 08:17 PM
reply to post by texas thinker
There are three categories of drugs that the withdrawal alone is lethal:
Hey brother. There is only one way that is not illegal. Take slightly less than you are prescribed. For example, let's say that you are on 3mg of
Xanax per day. You are supposed to take a 1mg pill three times per day. Summon the willpower and if necessary, work your way down so you can get by
with 2mg per day. Save the extra pill. The goal is to amount a stash large enough for you to wean yourself off of. If you couldn't get anymore and
you knew you couldn't get anymore but you had 200 pills -- that's enough to wean down and quit. You must wean down very very slowly. The trick is
never to increase the dosage. You can be on a schedule where you lower your dose by 1/4 mg every two weeks but you are having trouble. It's okay to
wait until you are ready to take another step down, but do not go back up under any circumstances. Same principal applies with barbituates. With
alcohol, it will be available for barter but if you were in the end stages of alcoholism, chances are you would not be posting here because you
wouldn't care about tomorrow.
The largest problem will be opiates, but despite the word around the streets you can't die from opiate withdrawal. Sure, you would rather get hit in
the face with a baseball bat then suffer through that withdrawal...but it won't kill you. If unable to quit on your own, seek help.
If the drug is a non-narcotic such as medicines for cancer, AIDS, etc...let me know so I can at least point you in the right direction. Cholesterol
medicine is extremely easy to get off of and substitute with something far less harsh.
Other than storming the local pharmacy with a team of nine others with semi-auto weapons...this is the only way. Again, if the drugs of your concern
are non-narcotic, please tell me the category and I will steer you in the right direction.
Keep your head up brother.