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how do you get yourself off of narcotic pain meds?

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Dr. Craig Cohen
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Gradually: You may taper off the dose by one or two percent every other day with the guidance of your physician. Quitting "cold turkey, " or suddenly is dangerous, but it is done! please consult a physician while making changes in your medications. Honesty with yourself is the first step, but learning from others' experiences may help guide you. Support groups may help in this.
Answered on Jun 30, 2013
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