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I have been addicted to codiene & paracetamol drugs for over

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I have been addicted to codiene & paracetamol drugs for over 10 years and its controlling my life and im ready to stop, I want to know if its safe for me to gradually lower how many im taking a day over a weeks period and then stop all together. I cannot go to my doctor about this.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 7 years ago.

Hello,

Your comfort level is the real determiner as you will not seize from opiate withdrawal.

The standard slow taper rate is 5% per well. So If let's say you were doing 10 pills a day. The first week you would take 9,5. The second week you will take 9 pills. It is impossible to be exact-your body and the level of discomfort you can take is your guide. I advise you buy a pill cutter as this will allow you to be more exact. Best wishes and during those down times think about how great it will be to be opiate free. Best wishes and good luck.

Sincerely,

Ralph LMHC

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