"I took my last Oxy that morning and switched to Antiopes that night. That was the last time I have taken oxycodone, almost two months ago now."
(PRWEB) November 8, 2010
For the first time ever, a Canadian company, Creekside Botanical, has released a product called Antiopes which is an herbal product guaranteed to reduce withdrawal symptoms when quitting an addiction to opiate based painkillers.
6 months ago, Brendan Carpenter, the CEO of Creekside Botanicals, the company which is releasing Antiopes, was addicted to painkillers himself. Spending thousands of dollars on Percocet and OxyContin every month, he knew he needed to quit, but was afraid of the terrible withdrawal that inevitably would follow for about a week. So he decided that he would research natural herbs and extracts to find a solution that didn't mean going to a doctor to just get addicted to Methadone.
After a few months of research and trial and error, the initial product was ready. There is no shortage of addicts in Vancouver, so test subjects were easy to find. Addiction rates were anywhere from 10 mg to 400 mg of oxycodone per day. Each of the 15 test subjects reported a drastic reduction in withdrawal symptoms. After this positive initial result, Creekside Botanicals decided to release Antiopes to the public.
"I took my last Oxy that morning and switched to Antiopes that night. That was the last time I have taken oxycodone, almost two months ago now. The next day I woke up with no cravings at all, and called Brendan that afternoon for a two week supply. That was the best two weeks of my life. I was finally free of my addiction," says M.J., an early Antiopes customer. Every customer since then has come away with similar comments.
"Being a prior addict myself, I understand peoples reluctance to go see a doctor about this," says Brendan Carpenter, Antiopes founder."You think, 'it's not like I'm a heroin addict', but the addiction is just as bad. Also, the main method of quitting is to go on Methadone, which is just as addictive as oxycodone anyways."
Antiopes is made from a blend of ten different herbs, with effects ranging from serotonin boosters, to relaxants, to alkaloids that bind to mu- and kappa-opioid receptors. With an estimated 10 million opiate addicts in the world, there is definitely room for one more product in the fight against opiate addiction.
For any questions about Antiopes, or the painkiller addiction epidemic in general, Brendan Carpenter can be reached at brendan(at)antiopes(dot)com.