12-28-2008, 11:00 AM
Might be worth checking out Narcotics Anonymous. Recovering from opiate addiction is a full time job, and needs a full time support group. NA's got one of the better success rates, especially when you're taking it with a doctor. It's never an easy thing, and it's something you really have to work at, probably for the rest of your life - you can get off, get clean, but you do have to be vigilant, and keep yourself off them.Opana is oxymorphone. I wouldn't call it'new'. It's been around for.. oh almost a hundred years now? The XR formulation is probably new. But what this is going to do is give it a nice smooth half life. It'll let him move you down slowly and control the withdrawal. I'm not sure it's the best strategy, usually what works is to check someone into a hospital and bring them down off the opiates pretty quick, mixed up with a good dose of sedatives. Takes about 4-5 days and the withdrawal's over. That quick detox stuff, where they actually put you under general anesthesia is a complete ripoff. Lower success rate and MUCH more expensive.Rehab is a good idea. Just go somewhere reputable. And stay the hell away from Narconon. They're a scientology based scam-horror that has totally screwed over way too many people. Stick with your doctor, find a support program, and just work through it.