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Do you have advice for someone doing actiq and trying to come off them ?

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Dr. Scott Mackinnon
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In brief: Stop if not needed

"doing actiq" suggests one is abusing it, but, like any opiate, the drug lends itself to that.
Very potent, used for those with tolerance to other medications. If one is trying to stop but is unable to, it is appropriate to get professional help which may include in patient rehab. Support group help is integral to "recovery"(such as narcotics anonymous). Unchecked, an Actiq addiction is seriou.

In brief: Stop if not needed

"doing actiq" suggests one is abusing it, but, like any opiate, the drug lends itself to that.
Very potent, used for those with tolerance to other medications. If one is trying to stop but is unable to, it is appropriate to get professional help which may include in patient rehab. Support group help is integral to "recovery"(such as narcotics anonymous). Unchecked, an Actiq addiction is seriou.
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