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Re: methadone questions and xanax

Posted by anon on May 25, 1999, at 6:02:01

In reply to Re: methadone questions and xanax, posted by Elizabeth on May 23, 1999, at 17:00:29

> Lisa,
> Methadone w/d is much like heroin w/d, but it lasts longer. It's not dangerous, but it is yucky, as you're no doubt aware.
> The real difficulty tends to be in *staying* off the drugs once you've quit. Can I ask why you want to go off it?
> Anyway, don't try to quit cold-turkey, if you can help it. (I don't know how clinics work.)


Methadone withdrawal is a real stinker. Get your clinic to refer you to a detox facility. Kick and scream, but do it!!!

You didn't say how much Xanax, but in my experience, coming off it is harder than meth. Seizures are possible; anxiety and muscle spasms almost guaranteed.

If you must come off these things, NOW, get help. Your life is too precious not to. Otherwise, you can likely taper down.

Get to NA (or even AA) soon as you can. Good luck and easy does it.




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