I went through a 7 day detox program, voluntarily, to get this opiate monkey off my back. I'd been doing opiates for 7 or 8 years, heavily at times. This was a suboxone tapering program but I never scored high enough on withdrawal symptoms to start subs. My fellow detoxers couldn't understand why I wasn't rolling on the floor going through withdrawals for as much as I was using. My only explanation other than luck, is that not having an appetite, I made myself eat apples and bananas for the first few days I was there. I later learned that these fruits contain concentrations of L-Tyrosine, a natural dopamine booster.
Been clean 7 days and no cravings. I've used gabapentin instead of Suboxone to control withdrawals. the PA started me on 900mg a day 300mg 3Xday. When I got home I ask my family doc to cut that back to 600mg a day. I'm now trying to cut that to 300mg a day. As hard as it is going to be for my brain to heal on it's own, I'm no spring chicken, does gabapentin interfere with healing?