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How would I quit if I often take prescription pain killers/tranquilizers?

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Dr. Sassan Hassassian
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Prescription pain medications come in multiple formats.
Some are just stronger or longer acting versions of over the counter anti-inflammatories. This type can be stopped at any time. However, opioid or sedative type medications must be weaned off. The weaning protocol directly depends on specific type of medication. This must be determined by a qualified physician.

In brief: With a doctor's help

Prescription pain medications come in multiple formats.
Some are just stronger or longer acting versions of over the counter anti-inflammatories. This type can be stopped at any time. However, opioid or sedative type medications must be weaned off. The weaning protocol directly depends on specific type of medication. This must be determined by a qualified physician.
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