Home » Expert Q & A » Addictions » Addictions: Yerachmiel Donowitz

Quick Opiate Rehab

  • anonymous Asks ...
    anonymous

    I have an addiction to lorcet and vicodin. I am a grade 2 teacher and I am just starting summer break. I can’t believe I am in this position but things got very crazy over the last 2 months of school and there is no way I can go back to teach again in September unless I can get off these pills before then. I hate to admit it but I was barely ‘there’ sometimes in class by June and it wasn’t a safe situation for the students. I have about 2 months to get clean. I have been using these pills for about 8 months and really abusing them for about 5 or so. I am looking at a rapid opiate detox because that would have me clean in a couple of weeks and able to ‘recover’ for about 6 more before going back in. Is this as good as doing a drug rehab? I am willing to do whatever it takes to get clean and I never want to be in this position again.

  • Yerachmiel Donowitz Says ...
    Yerachmiel Donowitz

    Your attitude of being ready to "do whatever it takes" is to be commended and is really needed. True rehab is one that is sustained. There are alot of factors that went into your abuse and led to your addiction. If you honestly can be sure that you just went of on the wrong path, then an inpatient drug rehab might work best followed with regular outpatient follow up. If there is any chance your addiction is not so simple, I would recommend taking Suboxone and give myself a year before stopping it as well. Good luck in your recovery.

Featured Experts

Find Treatment
Browse by region »