I am a teenager. I have a friend. My friend has been on prescription opioids for over a year and a half. She does not like them. Her mother and doctor know this. She is not allowed to stop taking them. She began taking them last year for nerve pain. She is not allowed to stop taking them because the doctor thinks that they play a key roll in her treatment for depression, anxiety, and insomnia. She does not know what she is taking, but I am going to assume that it is tramadol based on her symptoms. She takes capsule, so she can not cut the pills to ween herself off. She takes two a day. I know that it is not my place to interfere, but nobody else is doing anything and I can’t watch it go on any longer. She will try to stop either way. Her doctor does not seem like a good one to me. She described to me a time when she was in the hospital due to her nerve pain (which has cleared up for now) , and her doctor administered ketamine. The doctor did not tell her she would hallucinate. He did not even tell her what she was on until after. She was literally on horse tranquilizers and nobody told her why she was hallucinating! I had to be the one to tell her the ketamine was making her hallucinate because she just thought she was going insane! So, with that out of the way, here is my current plan: if nobody lets her stop taking the drugs in the next two weeks, I am going to buy kratom and give her a small dose and tell her only to take one of her pills. Then over the next week, I will have her ween off of the kratom. So, once she is only taking one pill a day, I will give her a large-ish dose of kratom and tell her to stop taking her pills all together. Over the following two weeks I will give her less and less kratom every day until she is taking absolutely no opioid agonists whatsoever.at which point if she feels ok she can show the doctor all the pills she did not take and show that she feels fine. Is this plan safe? Is it ethical? Is it just not my place to meddle? Is there a better way to do it? Thank you for any support you can give.