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how long does it take to detox from methadone

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Asked: 2018-08-25 15:03:33

After over a year on methadone, I want to come off it completely. How long will the detox take?
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Answered: 2018-08-25 19:46:03

It can be difficult to quit methadone cold turkey, so the best thing to do is start taking your dose down, bit by bit, usually 5mg at a time. It will take longer to come off, but it will be much easier.

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Answered: 2018-08-26 07:51:29

I came off by tapering down. The doc reduced by dosage initially by 5mg and then a bit more, until eventually it was down to nothing. It worked out well.

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Answered: 2018-08-25 23:56:59

It lasts quite a few days in your system, so the withdrawal can be between 3 days – a week, which will involve nausea, the shakes and probably depression.

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Answered: 2018-08-26 15:26:54

You can get drugs to help with the withdrawal, such as buprenorphine to help you come it easier, and it’s far less addictive too.

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