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Some Neighbors Unhappy About Methadone Clinic Approval - NewsCh...

There are 79 comments on the NewsChannel5.com Nashville story from Oct 21, 2009, titled Some Neighbors Unhappy About Methadone Clinic Approval - NewsCh.... In it, NewsChannel5.com Nashville reports that:

Plans for a methadone clinic in one of the busiest shopping centers on James Campbell Boulevard in Columbia is being met with mixed reviews.

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Jake C

Nashville, TN

#67 Jun 8, 2011
I really don't know where to start. So many of you are clueless. METHADONE SAVED MY LIFE !
Long story short, I was addicted to strong pain killers from a severe injury in the army. I struggled with getting off the pain killers for years. I was just a few weeks from homeless.
Then a friend suggested I look into methadone treatment. Yes I have been on methadone for approximately 6 1/2 years. Since on methadone treatment I have received excellent counseling and
I have attended vocational job training. I purchased a home little over 4 years ago, 288,000.00. My home is paid down to 34 thousand dollars and change and I am capable of paying it off at anytime, albeit it will take most of my emergency cash. I live in the Springfield area.
Here is my e-mail address is anyone doubts what I have said--send me an e-mail and I will give you directions to come see me and I will prove what I have said about how methadone has changed my life and show proof that my home is almost paid for, in 4 years. [email protected] . Yes, methadone is a substitute for other narcotic drugs but I DO NOT GET HIGH OFF OF IT, it blocks effects of other drugs if you take them so there is no criminal activity. A bonus, since being on methadone drug treatment the horrible pain from my injusry in the army is gone without the high or drowsiness. So a plus plus. I just don't get how so many of you talk trash about something you really know nothing about!! Get your facts straight. I am on what's called phase 27. I attend counseling once a month and does in front of a nurse. I receive 27 take home doses as I have clean supervised urine screens for over 5 years and I comply with all the rules of the treatment center and the state of TN.
Here is something that has come from the people that trash talk methadone--- there is something called DIVERSION CONTROL for people like myself that get take home doses. I am required twice a week to call the clinic after 4 p.m. and listen to a recording to see if I have to report the next day for a special un-announced inspection of my take homes to make sure I have'nt sold or consumed doese ahead of time and submit an additional supervised urines screen for testing. I'm glad to say I have never failed a diversion control either. As I am a financial software consultant that am able to work from home with my own consulting business diversion control is not too much a problem for me. On the other hand WHY should I have to submit to Diversion control. I do each and everything I am suppose to. I feel sorry for people that have job where they are paid by the hour and have to take the better part of a day off if they are on the diversion control. I have heard so many stories about how someone saying they might get fired for taking too long at the clinic. I ask you all that trash talk methadone treatment, which way do you want it-- someone bashing in your back door, crawling in a window looking for drugs at your home OR seeking methadone treatment trying to better their lives.
You don't just goto the clinic for a fix and leave.
There are counseling, drug urine screens, doctor evaluations, on and on. If you don't comply , they kick you off the program !!!
Again, if anyone doubts that methadone has been and is a blessing and has saved my life and allowed me to go on to learn a wonderful skill and work a profession that has allowed me to buy a home that will be paid for by the end of this year.( actually anytime as stated above) contact me if you doubt I will give you directions, we can meet and I will show you proof !!
[email protected]
jakec1821 at yah00 d0t c0m
Thank you
Jacob

Since: Apr 09

White House, TN

#68 Jun 8, 2011
jacob, I totally agree with you. I have nerve damage in my feet and hands,
The pain was so unbearable until I was put on methadone several years ago.

I have NEVER sold. "lost" or NEVER onetime use ANY excuss to try and get my prescription before time. It helps keep my blood pressure down, in turns makes my whole life better.

Most people who has a medical reason for having to take the pain pill hates having to take it, but to be able to function have to have it.

People who doesn't live with sever pain has NO ideal what they are talking about. As we all know there are cases as in ANYTHING where some people just abuse it. Some just want to get "high", why I will NEVER understand that.

Since: Nov 10

Location hidden

#70 Jun 11, 2011
heard that wrote:
<quoted text>typical. hey you were not an addict at one time. you made the choice! genes or no genes, ANYONE who takes excess of these drugs for a period of time becomes an addict. i do not pity your bad choices, nor do i endorse coddling you to obtain more drugs to "treat" your addiction. "CLEAN" means NO drugs!!!!!
Do you realize that not all diabetics were always diabetics? Most of them have it because it's genetic BUT most of them also made the CHOICE to not eat healthily or exercise like they should. So by your logic, we should stop treating diabetics and just make them get "clean". What an ignorant post.
jakecleannsober

Minneapolis, MN

#71 Jun 28, 2011
murfreesboro wrote:
moving the methadone clinic to this area will just bring all of the lovely drug addicts all to the same spot. so much for a family oriented area. that is no place for a methadone clinic. it needs to be near the police dept or a hospital, not in a shopping center. what kind of idiot thought of that spot. maybe we should just put it in a daycare. that would be safe.
it is the perfect place methodone is a perfectly legal drug and its the idiots that think it brings all the bad people all to the same place when in reality it brings all the former drug addicts who need somewhere to go or they will get sick and then go in that very same neighborhood and rob your stores or break into your house and steal your things so when you go to bed tonight pray to god they now have a place to go instead of robbing you,oh the next point puttin in the ghetto would just make these former addicts want to score drugs instead btw methodone works its been fine tuned for 70 years its a wonderful drug that doesnt impair you or effect judgement it just gets rid of the itch to do drugs learn up before you speak you are pretty ignorant
crazy84

United States

#72 Dec 10, 2011
It is lazy dopefiens like yourself that sit at home all day in your 288g house and glorify your methadone first of all who cares great u have a crib so what ur,plan is to stay on meth the rest of ur life why dont u be a man take some colinidine and get off that shit before the rest of ur teeth r gone r before ur heart valve needs replaced I don't think a house and 30gs is worth being a slave to the methadone or to the legal drugdealers that u call a clinic. I know what I'm talking bout I was I a Iowa clinic for 2 years the only thing good bout the clinic is that it is cheap by the way have fun at home getting fat and not being able to bust a nut
crazy84

United States

#73 Dec 10, 2011
I'm sorry but either ur hub was trying to die or stupid even if u were a gram a day junkie u still wouldn't take half that much
melissaloveslife

Murfreesboro, TN

#74 Feb 6, 2012
I have been goin to the clinic in nash for almost 6 years, i am 46, and it has TOTALLY changed by life for the better. I am college educated but have also been an addict for aprox 30 years. I follow the rules and abide by the program and it has saved my life. YEA for methadone clinics. You idiots that don't understand addiction and how hard it is and how hard it makes life can kiss my ass.
Buffy

Jonesboro, AR

#75 May 14, 2012
crazy84 wrote:
It is lazy dopefiens like yourself that sit at home all day in your 288g house and glorify your methadone first of all who cares great u have a crib so what ur,plan is to stay on meth the rest of ur life why dont u be a man take some colinidine and get off that shit before the rest of ur teeth r gone r before ur heart valve needs replaced I don't think a house and 30gs is worth being a slave to the methadone or to the legal drugdealers that u call a clinic. I know what I'm talking bout I was I a Iowa clinic for 2 years the only thing good bout the clinic is that it is cheap by the way have fun at home getting fat and not being able to bust a nut
What? Mdone does NOT rot your teeth out, it makes a person crave sweets. It's the sugar that messes your teeth up, not mdone. There are some seriously ignorant folks in here.
NOMB

Bellefontaine, OH

#76 May 20, 2012
I apologize, I am one of the ignorant people on this thread. Not intentionally of course but I always thought the same way as some of these posters on here did. Why? My sons friend has been in and out of rehab for heroin. He drives 46 miles a day Monday thru Friday to get his dose.(Saturday & Sunday his parents dole it out) The reason I assumed these clinics were a joke were, he goes home everyday and tries to find anything in the house to take with that methadone to get high.

I only wish he could use it in the appropriate way. He is breaking his parents hearts everyday. He has stole from them, lied to them and threatened to hurt them.

I am glad to see a few people have had success with the methadone treatment. I will continue to hope for the best for the young man I know.
KENTAY

Jonesboro, AR

#77 May 20, 2012
NOMB wrote:
I apologize, I am one of the ignorant people on this thread. Not intentionally of course but I always thought the same way as some of these posters on here did. Why? My sons friend has been in and out of rehab for heroin. He drives 46 miles a day Monday thru Friday to get his dose.(Saturday & Sunday his parents dole it out) The reason I assumed these clinics were a joke were, he goes home everyday and tries to find anything in the house to take with that methadone to get high.
I only wish he could use it in the appropriate way. He is breaking his parents hearts everyday. He has stole from them, lied to them and threatened to hurt them.
I am glad to see a few people have had success with the methadone treatment. I will continue to hope for the best for the young man I know.
Yes, this is one of the biggest problems, but how do you control somebody from taking other narcotics with their mdone dose? Mdone is a life saver for those that truly want to get help, for those that just want a high, mdone will lead you down the worst path, possibly death. Mdone will not give a person a buzz if they really need it, the folks that do not, get a buzz for a day to a week and then must increase their dose to obtain the same high. Most of the clinic doctors will not take a person higher than 90 to 100mlg anymore, so what does one do?, mix their dose with a benzo, become hooked, or die. They do give drug tests at these places, but they are very easy to beat.
sam

United States

#78 Jun 25, 2012
Drug addiction will always be a part of our community in every city of our country. Declining the management and treatment of their behavior, explicit as it may be would only sweep the dirt under the rug. Its time for an awakening of those embarassed to see their cousin or son whom they've hidden from society their true form receive help openly to keep quiet an let the world become a better an more so aware of a place.
Ready in Nashville

Cincinnati, OH

#79 Jul 1, 2012
So is this because there are sO many people addicted to pain pills or is it because of a heroin epidemic in the area? I'd be surprised if there was any actually heroin floating around Columbia! Nashville maybe...Columbia/Spring Hill, he'll no!!
Pragmatist

Lake Wales, FL

#80 Mar 4, 2013
The Future wrote:
Kate, try actually reading for once.
All of Obama's acolytes want him and his dimowit majority to just ram things down our throats, whether it's a good idea or not. "For the children" and "it's fair" are their battle cries - and they encourage Obama to ignore the complaints of those who will be affected by his bad policy.
Here you have a perfectly parallel example - nobody wants this methadone clinic, but by God the local government has approved it anyway.
See the similarities yet???
So...if you're an Obama supporter, shut up. Only those of us who still believe in freedoms have the right to complain - you checked yours at the polling place door.
I'm not an Obama supporter,
but you are an idiot.

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#81 Mar 22, 2013
News flash .... drug addicts are everywhere.....

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#82 Mar 22, 2013
Columbias covered in it.... Anyone that doesnt know or see this is ignorant to.the fact... even the gov. There is in on it. Wow... how so very clueless some people are but... maybe a good thing in a way yet at same time bad because truth is.... what u dont know.... CAN hurt u...
crckrjck96

Dickson, TN

#83 Mar 22, 2013
Leslie wrote:
I am..really saddened by the completely stupidity shown in these comments.
I have only seen..maybe two, that have correctly depicted Methadone patients. They are people who are bettering their lives. Yes, Methadone is an addictive substance, just like the substances the patients are coming to the clinics to get off of, however, being a Methadone patient is not an issue of junkiedom, it is an issue of recovery.

Hi. My name is Leslie. I am a 23 year old female from Nashville, Tennessee. I lived in West Nashville all of my life. I graduated from Hillwood High School. I went to West Nashville Heights, Church of Christ on Charlotte Pike my whole life. My Grandfather was a deacon at West Nashville Baptist. My mother works for American General.
I am a Methadone patient.
Suboxone is a better treatment. One month supply per visit. I've had 3 good friends get clean and all going on 18 months clean with Suboxone
latisha

Hanford, CA

#85 May 30, 2013
not all addicts are bad it pisses me off for some one to say that idiots
Voter

Charlotte, NC

#86 Jun 2, 2013
Tommy wrote:
<quoted text>
I would not want to put my family at risk because you will be 80 when you get your degree. Who cares you take care of the idiots
Tommy from "Knockville" you are an idiot.
Tyler

Moore, SC

#88 Jul 13, 2013
U kno people go to the clinic to better them selfs but it seems like y'all don't care if they do so what if the clinic is in this place alteast the people that are going is tryin to better them self fuck every single one of y'all for judging them people alteast there doing something better for there life

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