Methadone Clinic
Educate your ignorance

Lubbock, TX

#22 Aug 3, 2012
Pathetic wrote:
I don't like the facility. Especially in a small town like Paris. It is an enabler. These people need a long stay in a rehab facility if they require regular dosages.
I don't care about their withdrawals. That is what a facility is for. The public should not be victim of their addiction by having this place in their town.
Pathetic wrote:
I don't like the facility. Especially in a small town like Paris. It is an enabler. These people need a long stay in a rehab facility if they require regular dosages.
I don't care about their withdrawals. That is what a facility is for. The public should not be victim of their addiction by having this place in their town.
The town is a victim for what? Lowering scum bag dope dealer's profits? And keeping someone's mom from dying from an unregulated overdose of Oxys ?and what about all the people who show up there every morning at 5 a.m . and get their dose, then go to work? That's a commitment to recovery!!! I work there and I have personally watched people taper down week after week. They have clean urine drug screens the whole time And they successfully graduate the program and never look back. I had a man stand in front of me with tears in his eyes after several months of treatment and tell me that this clinic is the reason he finally had a new pair of shoes. He was paying his dealer 500+ dollars a week and the clinic is $85. It includes all counseling and medical care!! So while your friends and family are sitting around shooting up and contracting HIV&Hep-C, and stealing your grandmother's cash and pain meds, keep telling yourself how bad that clinic is! And if you think all these people are there just cause they wanna get high, think again! A huge number of those patients are everyday god fearing people who were in some sort of catastrophic accident and were on long term opiod treatment. Opioids have no ceiling effect. That means they can be increased indefinitely, as long as vital signs are stable. This means eventually you have a young man with MS taking 20-30 oxys a day and his pain isn't relieved due to tolerance and his is doing irreversible damage to his liver. So now pain management decides they can no longer help him and he's discharged. Now what smart guy??? Let's see.... What are his options? Hit the streets and take your chances with gun toting drug deals? Don't feed your family cause you are spending 150 a day? And miss days of work cause you have run out of cash? Or go to a safe methadone clinic for 13 bucks a day. IGNORANCE=UNEDUCATED.
Just my thought

Bakersfield, CA

#23 Aug 3, 2012
Educate your ignorance wrote:
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The town is a victim for what? Lowering scum bag dope dealer's profits? And keeping someone's mom from dying from an unregulated overdose of Oxys ?and what about all the people who show up there every morning at 5 a.m . and get their dose, then go to work? That's a commitment to recovery!!! I work there and I have personally watched people taper down week after week. They have clean urine drug screens the whole time And they successfully graduate the program and never look back. I had a man stand in front of me with tears in his eyes after several months of treatment and tell me that this clinic is the reason he finally had a new pair of shoes. He was paying his dealer 500+ dollars a week and the clinic is $85. It includes all counseling and medical care!! So while your friends and family are sitting around shooting up and contracting HIV&Hep-C, and stealing your grandmother's cash and pain meds, keep telling yourself how bad that clinic is! And if you think all these people are there just cause they wanna get high, think again! A huge number of those patients are everyday god fearing people who were in some sort of catastrophic accident and were on long term opiod treatment. Opioids have no ceiling effect. That means they can be increased indefinitely, as long as vital signs are stable. This means eventually you have a young man with MS taking 20-30 oxys a day and his pain isn't relieved due to tolerance and his is doing irreversible damage to his liver. So now pain management decides they can no longer help him and he's discharged. Now what smart guy??? Let's see.... What are his options? Hit the streets and take your chances with gun toting drug deals? Don't feed your family cause you are spending 150 a day? And miss days of work cause you have run out of cash? Or go to a safe methadone clinic for 13 bucks a day. IGNORANCE=UNEDUCATED.
I don't use your services, but I support what you and the clinic are doing. If you work there and I have no reason to believe you don't, then please continue and don't be discouraged by what a very few say.

For those people who don't approve then they should not worry about it. But, should they need your help and services they would be first is line.

People in Paris support you... keep up the good work.
Really

Cedar Grove, TN

#24 Aug 12, 2012
Does calling people names because they do not agree with you part of your treatment plan?

I know a girl who went to treatment for months and still bought off of other people who also went to that facility. And if my family or friends were addicted to anything like that I would suggest they go to a rehab instead of DRIVING to a facility and getting drugs then DRIVING away endangering people.
Working with people on drugs is also dangerous. They might have a "script" but they could hurt or even kill someone in a workplace.

Basically you are running a half ass rehab service minus the work of monitoring the patient. It is easy to dispense drugs and have counseling sessions while hoping for the best. The reason why people are inpatients is to keep themselves away from the harm of doing more drugs while keeping the public safe... not to mention monitoring their recovery CLOSELY. This facility is not doing the more costly and tedious task of monitoring the patient closely because you do not house them. Not to mention you send them back into Paris high putting the public in risk of harm.
Educate your ignorance

United States

#25 Aug 20, 2012
Really wrote:
Does calling people names because they do not agree with you part of your treatment plan?
I know a girl who went to treatment for months and still bought off of other people who also went to that facility. And if my family or friends were addicted to anything like that I would suggest they go to a rehab instead of DRIVING to a facility and getting drugs then DRIVING away endangering people.
Working with people on drugs is also dangerous. They might have a "script" but they could hurt or even kill someone in a workplace.
Basically you are running a half ass rehab service minus the work of monitoring the patient. It is easy to dispense drugs and have counseling sessions while hoping for the best. The reason why people are inpatients is to keep themselves away from the harm of doing more drugs while keeping the public safe... not to mention monitoring their recovery CLOSELY. This facility is not doing the more costly and tedious task of monitoring the patient closely because you do not house them. Not to mention you send them back into Paris high putting the public in risk of harm.
Name calling? You're serious? Wow already I am not impressed. So let's see....you are worried about work place safety, last I checked there were far more cases of shootings at schools than work places. If you are so worried about it you should work where they finger print ,background check and drug screen everyone. You know 1 patient and somehow that qualifies you? Well guess what? I know all 270 of them and see their screens.During screens nurses observe them at random and there is a tight system of checks and balances with take home doses. Noncompliant people are weeded out fairly quickly .The clinic also monitors the registration for outside prescriptions being filled. How can you possibly know what it's like to drive while on Methadone. I don't know of a single documented case where someone left the clinic and had a wreck. So let's put them into in-patient rehab and let our tenncare and Medicare tax dollars pay for it. Not real smart! Patients at the clinic work and pay their own hard earned money for treatment since the clinic doesn't accept insurance. You you wanna keep up the scientific research on methadone then qualify your statements by posting links to "methadone crazed" people causing havoc in Paris, Murray etc. You must be a very bored person to attack what you don't know! Education!
Anonymous

United States

#26 Aug 20, 2012
These people are ADDICTS all the clinic is, is an enabler. Drive by hours before it opens. Those low life's are waiting HOURS before it opens to get their fix. Dead beat place.
CPP

United States

#27 Aug 20, 2012
I have a first hand story of an addict headed to the clinic. I was on 79 headed to Paris with a cousin. A silver car BLEW past us nearly clipping us. I was running 70 so he had to at least be doing 90. Starts swerving and winds up in the median nearly spinning out. Fearing for his and others lives I called monte. He told me to follow but not to go so fast it would put others in harm. He got to the covenant ranch and was swerving so bad he spun out in the middle of the road. Then kept going! He got all the way to where it slows to 55 where an officer was waiting in the median. He almost hit the cop car. When he finally pulled over by the polaris dealership the cop asked where he was headed. He said he was headed to the clinic to get more medicine. ON A SATURDAY!!!! So f***ed up he didn't know what day it was..ended up telling the officer he had a problem and needed help. I'd say that is what you call an addict.
Agree with educate

United States

#28 Aug 20, 2012
They are there early so they can get to work and get their kids to school. You two are some judgemental people. Also, you would have to post a link to that story cause I read the paper every week and it's rare to see a patient's name in it. Very rare! What about all these other negligent wrecks in the paper each week? Yep, drug and alcohol users who DONT attend the clinic. You have NO case. I think you two have probably ask Jesus to get off the cross since you seem to think you are so perfect and better than everyone else. There are a few punks attending the clinic but they are not the majority. Exactly what do you propose we do with the addicts?
Nas

Columbia, SC

#29 Aug 21, 2012
Ive heard the place could be shut down for being a "pill mill"
Ties_to_organiza tion

Paris, TN

#30 Aug 21, 2012
This clinic is a cancer on the community and the only people with any knowledge of the organization that will say any different are the fluffheads that go there for drugs. It introduces drugs in the community that are often sold so that the users can get other drugs. It is poorly regulated and managed. The minimum amount of time that they will "prescribe" the methadone is one year. The addicts are tested for other drugs, but are rarely held accountable when they test positive. They have a very low success rate. Basically they are legalized drug dealers. Hope it is shut down soon
free
#31 Aug 21, 2012
been there done that, it is not just another drug, in a sense, but a gift if acted on correctly, i than god i had this option come into my life, wanted to b clean, couldnt deal with the bs, we all try something, y do u dip, y do u smoke, y do u eat a certain dressig with your salad. I stuck with it for the good of my fam, and now am in college and trying like all u other ppl who hate others for being human god bless, and i hope fate doesnt find u
free
#32 Aug 21, 2012
btw i am off opiates due to this addictive drug, it worx if we have positive ppl wanting us to be the same, so cheer up ur kid could b next, like aids it doesnt care who u are or ur background, u can be addicted as well, u dont know everything bout ur kids, trust me, i was one of them, never did any drug till 19, bam took a while, but now bak on track, keep up peeps at the clinic, I know ur struggle, may god bless
Best answer I can give

East Berlin, CT

#34 Sep 3, 2012
Ties_to_organization wrote:
This clinic is a cancer on the community and the only people with any knowledge of the organization that will say any different are the fluffheads that go there for drugs. It introduces drugs in the community that are often sold so that the users can get other drugs. It is poorly regulated and managed. The minimum amount of time that they will "prescribe" the methadone is one year. The addicts are tested for other drugs, but are rarely held accountable when they test positive. They have a very low success rate. Basically they are legalized drug dealers. Hope it is shut down soon
I would rather they get drugs here than to steal and rob people to buy them on the streets.
gemini

Paris, TN

#35 Nov 21, 2012
Rockytopzz wrote:
Sit in the parking lot and observe.....lots of people go in the building. Probably drug addicts looking for a free fix other than meth and the tax payers paying for it.
For ur info the methadone clinic is not free so u are incorrect it doesn't cost tax payers a dime , if anything saves them $ due to less crime and less arrest due to less illegal drug activity. So that means less court appearances less arrest lower crime so less police on duty and who pays the police? Yes! Taxpayers! Who pays to keep inmates incarserated? Yes! Taxpayers. Yes I am a methadone client and it has given me the opportunity to learn to function successfully in society, enroll and attend career college, be a great mother to my children whom of one I didn't even have visitation with but today I have joint custody. I went from wondering the streets of every major city doin whatever necessary to get the drugs (heroin) that had complete control over my physical body and my mind. My daily goal was to stay numb inside and out. Today I know there is a God up there and He has a plan for me or else I wouldn't be here today. The methadone program just happens to be a very important part , a stepping stone as I begin my travel down the narrow path to fulfill my Heavenly Fathers plan and duties He has for me to carry out. He has one and is here/there/everywhere for each and every one of us!
betty

Dallas, TX

#36 Nov 21, 2012
sounds like typical paris.
What is going on

United States

#37 Nov 22, 2012
gemini wrote:
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For ur info the methadone clinic is not free so u are incorrect it doesn't cost tax payers a dime , if anything saves them $ due to less crime and less arrest due to less illegal drug activity. So that means less court appearances less arrest lower crime so less police on duty and who pays the police? Yes! Taxpayers! Who pays to keep inmates incarserated? Yes! Taxpayers. Yes I am a methadone client and it has given me the opportunity to learn to function successfully in society, enroll and attend career college, be a great mother to my children whom of one I didn't even have visitation with but today I have joint custody. I went from wondering the streets of every major city doin whatever necessary to get the drugs (heroin) that had complete control over my physical body and my mind. My daily goal was to stay numb inside and out. Today I know there is a God up there and He has a plan for me or else I wouldn't be here today. The methadone program just happens to be a very important part , a stepping stone as I begin my travel down the narrow path to fulfill my Heavenly Fathers plan and duties He has for me to carry out. He has one and is here/there/everywhere for each and every one of us!
There is no God... anything you do to improve your life was done by you and you alone created the path you are to follow.

But, with this said, I hope you get yourself straight and continue to improve... don't look back. God didn't do it... you did.
single male

United States

#38 Nov 24, 2012
Mmaa na has meetings in town.no cost an I hant got high sense I been going.almost two yeas now.
get a life

Lake City, TN

#39 Dec 10, 2012
Trust me, if you guys are lucky enough to have a methadone clinic here in your little town, then you are VERY LUCKY!....I bet since that clinic has came in your crime rates went down, parents are spending time with there kids now, people are paying their bills on their own, with no help from mom or dad....and then your addicts, finally have felt "normal" for the first time in years!!!!...BUT lets just talked about all the bad it does, WHAT ABOUT THE GOOD IT DOES?Yes, it' replaces pain pills and herion, whens the last time you seen a herion addict at their kids ballgame? or whens the last time you seen a herion addict come over for suday dinner????? THINK ABOUT PEOPLE!!!!!.
same schools

South Sioux City, NE

#40 Dec 16, 2012
Pathetic wrote:
I don't like the facility. Especially in a small town like Paris. It is an enabler. These people need a long stay in a rehab facility if they require regular dosages.
I don't care about their withdrawals. That is what a facility is for. The public should not be victim of their addiction by having this place in their town.
You really need to educate yourself about this medicine....Yes, I said medicine. "Pathetic" you are not perfect, there are people that go and work full time jobs, dose like they are suppose to, that are wanting better for themselves and there families. Yes, maybe they got into things they shouldn't have, but have made the choice to do better. Now, you will always have people that will abuse the system, but there are still hard working people that are trying to do better and work full time jobs that go to the methadone clinic. It is not your place to judge, there is wrong in every situation.
rockytopzz

Paris, TN

#41 Dec 17, 2012
same schools wrote:
<quoted text> You really need to educate yourself about this medicine....Yes, I said medicine. "Pathetic" you are not perfect, there are people that go and work full time jobs, dose like they are suppose to, that are wanting better for themselves and there families. Yes, maybe they got into things they shouldn't have, but have made the choice to do better. Now, you will always have people that will abuse the system, but there are still hard working people that are trying to do better and work full time jobs that go to the methadone clinic. It is not your place to judge, there is wrong in every situation.
Are you the one who was driving erratically with a very young child in front seat not buckled in trying to get on time for your next fix?
Paree

Cookeville, TN

#42 Dec 17, 2012
rockytopzz wrote:
<quoted text>Are you the one who was driving erratically with a very young child in front seat not buckled in trying to get on time for your next fix?
Did you see me? I was in a hurry because I had things to do. My child says the seatbelt itches him, so he doesn't wear one unless I've had more than 3 Midori Sours.

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