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A 20-year-old male asked:

how can i make vicodin withdrawal easier? i want to quit this drug so bad, but i always get a horrible case of the chills. i'm not going to ask my doc

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Dr. Ravi Srivastava
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Addictionologist: The symptoms of Vicodin (opioid) withdrawal are pretty severe physically and emotionally. However, they are not life threatening. It is best to do it with a trained addictionologist. It has to be tapered down and certain non-addictive medications need to be used to minimize some of the withdrawal like diarrhea, craps, pain and a sleep disturbance. Good Luck! Most people quit drugs so can you!

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