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The Thomas Recipe for Opiate Detox

I’ve heard a few people talk about using the “Thomas Recipe” for detoxing from opiates. Most of the herbs and drugs that are part of that regimen can be found right here on our own post about drugs for detox, but I thought I’d put the recipe up here too since it follows a specific set of instructions.... continue

June 11, 2009   932 Comments

No Painkillers: Pain Management Techniques Part 1

I’ve received more than a few emails from opiate dependent folks who suffer from chronic pain. The thought of living a life without narcotics is hard for them to swallow, but more often than not, they’ve reached out to me because the pills no longer work.... continue

June 10, 2009   17 Comments

Lofexidine; The New Treatment Alternative?

I thought I’d open up discussion about a new drug that’s most likely going to hit the market in the coming years, called lofexidine. It’s a hypertensive, very similar in structure to clonidine, but supposedly more effective at curbing WD’s and for a longer duration.... continue

June 4, 2009   5 Comments

Vicodin (Opiate) Tolerance Development

I recently read an article about opiate tolerance, and there was a quote from it that addressed a problem we’ve all encountered in one way or another.... continue

June 3, 2009   6 Comments

Opiates and the Immune System

I’m always reluctant to write about medically related topics, because I don’t want to represent anything incorrectly. Since I’m not a Doctor, I try not to give any medical advice so I don’t steer anybody in the wrong direction. With this post I’m just going to give you my experience and what little I know about how opiates like vicodin affect the immune system.... continue

June 2, 2009   30 Comments

How to Deal With Post-Withdrawal Depression

Although I would classify acute-withdrawal as the worst part of opiate detox, the post-withdrawal depression is a close second…it’s HORRIBLE! I remember every time my main “kick” was over, and as soon as I thought I was in the clear, I would get slammed with the worst depression ever. It was bad enough to make me want to go back to the drugs.... continue

May 23, 2009   128 Comments

What is PAWS (Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome)?

Oftentimes we focus most of our attention on the acute-withdrawal from opiates, but we fail to realize that there is a far milder form of withdrawal that can last up to 12 months after all the hardcore stuff is over. This “mild” withdrawal is called:  Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome or PAWS for short.... continue

May 5, 2009   12 Comments

Endorphin Deficiency Syndrome (EDS) Do You Have It?

With this post, I thought that I would talk about something that most of you have probably never heard of; Endorphin Deficiency Syndrome (EDS).  For years, I questioned myself on why I felt compelled to use a drug which was seemingly destroying my life in slow and agonizing fashion. I wondered why it was only the opiates that I enjoyed abusing, but not so much any other drugs. Don’t get me wrong,  I did my fair share of pot smoking, but it never felt as good to me as the opiates did. I finally just figured that opiates/opioids were my “drug of choice,” that I really loved the pleasure that they gave me, and that was that. But, the question still lingered as time passed.... continue

March 4, 2009   36 Comments

Poppy Seed Tea for Detox? Bad Idea

Although poppy seeds have been around for years, I didn’t hear about the poppy seed tea recipe until late in my opiate using career. I had read on the internet that the seeds still have a tiny amount of morphine in them even if they’ve been washed. I was very sceptical, so like every other opiate fiend, I decided to try it out. At the time, I had been clean for months, so I had no tolerance whatsoever. I had been trying to stay clean for a little while, but the thought of getting high from a grocery store product was enough to get those wheels churning. So I made my way on down to the grocery store to pick up what would amount to something like a half pound of seeds. I can’t remember exactly, but it was a ridiculous amount.... continue

November 5, 2008   27 Comments

Rapid Opiate Detox: Is It Right For You?

I’ve been reading quite a bit about Rapid Opiate Detox these last few months. It’s an extremely controversial subject, but one that I definitely feel the need to inform my readers about. If you are thinking about going through the procedure, I would urge you to do your research first. There are many dangers involved, so it’s best to know what to expect before you proceed.... continue

September 15, 2008   3 Comments