New Covington site sought for methado...

New Covington site sought for methadone clinic

There are 88 comments on the Community Press & Recorder story from Feb 23, 2011, titled New Covington site sought for methadone clinic. In it, Community Press & Recorder reports that:

New Covington site sought for methadone clinic Comments Scott Wartman swartman@nky.com COVINGTON - After an unsuccessful attempt to get approval from the city for a methadone clinic in South Covington, the same people have applied for a zoning permit to put a clinic in the Latonia Shopping Center.

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lee bee

Middletown, OH

#62 May 29, 2012
So people that are seeking help have more than just 4 clinics to choose from the price for gas to get there besides the payment for the medicine starts to get very expensive, but the pros out weight the cons for the people like myself for this clinic to open!!!! It will be closer to me than Cincinnati even thou I live in Ohio So I cant wait for it to open!!!! NOT EVERYONE THAT WANTS HELP ARE NOT BAD PEOPLE ALL WALKS OF LIFE GO TO THESE CLINICS TO GET HELP AND CHANGE THEIR LIFE'S BECAUSE OF CLINICS LIKE THAT
Latonia Resident wrote:
WHY?
lee bee

Middletown, OH

#63 May 29, 2012
Not everyone gets hooked from the streets the doctors that prescribe pain meds get them hooked than cut them off without winging them off So ITS Not Just Dope Heads Do more research before you judge people that try to get help!!!!!!!!!
latonia resident wrote:
<quoted text>put out in boone county where you live along with the doctor trying to get it in latonia!stay off the dope and you don't have these problems now do you..no sympathy here for them..lock them up
shannon

United States

#64 Jul 17, 2012
Bringing another clinic to the tristate is a great idea. Ppl who need methadone and don't drive can't get to indiana as easily as clifton or ky. I was in clinic for six years i got kickd out for smokin weed,now I'm sick every day,miserable,and simply jus a bitch.I'm tryin to get back in the clinic now.its good to know that now i have options of which clinic i can go to.to all u ignorant ppl gain sum knowledge about methadone and then state ur opinion,cuz that's all it is UR OPINION!!!!
Moore_St_Kid

Louisville, KY

#65 Aug 30, 2012
methadone is a drug. but what it does to the body is diff from what heroin and other opiates do.... you people need to wake up and look around... these problems dont fix themselves... a junkie just keeps goin and goin and goin and goin... jail to a junkie is just like time out is to a 6th grader... it doesnt work... and yall keep sayin but the community and the neighborhood... IT WILL BRING JOBS RIGHT? IT WILL HELP THE DRUG PROBLEM RIGHT? It will keep people off the streets an out of jail... those who wanna use will use but those who are afraid of treatment but want to stop will have a place to turn... but you folks are to blind to see that because your literally detached from reality... i wish i could live in latonia where i didnt have to walk outside and see the walking dead... come to the west-end and ill show you... meet u at vine & liberty
johnny

United States

#66 Sep 1, 2012
methadone clinics are simply legalized DOPING!
Just my 2 cents

Florence, KY

#67 Sep 2, 2012
Did they open it in Latonia like they wanted to? Or did it get opened somewhere else?
Mike

United States

#68 Oct 2, 2012
keith wrote:
<quoted text> " that is soooo racist. the clinic in Indiana is 95% white people
You are right, I go to the Ind. Clinic,havent seen 1 black person there ! I can't stand ppl who speak about things they know nothing about !!
Mike

United States

#69 Oct 2, 2012
keith wrote:
Drug addiction is a very serious problem facing many Americans today. They come from every walk of life and there is no part of our society that is safe from the ever escalating problem of prescription drug abuse. It is the fastest growing issue with no easy solution. I think that if an addict needs methadone to stay off heroin or "pills" then so be it; the argument of course is you are trading one problem for another, I see it differently, the medication is Ooooocontrolled and dispensed by trained medical professionals. The stringent state and federal laws make it so those who continue to fail drug test must attend the clinic 7 days a week in order to medicate, which is supervised. If a person is following their treatment plan set forth by a trained and certified addictions couselor then they may gradually recieve take home medication, again that is only if they adhere to the many rules and regulations such as, one-on-one sessions, group sessions, frequent drug tests, and annual physicals. I know a few people who have gained their lives back thanks to MMT, their loved ones can trust them and they are repairing and moving forward with their lives. The real problem is that these clinics are a for profit business and will not benefit directly from individuals getting clean and sober then tapering off the methadone. I find this to be in conflict with what the facilities were initially intended for. Some people no matter what will battle addiction all their lives and if they happen to need this medication every day till their last in order to function properly then whats wrong with that? This is an epidemic sweeping across our nation and trying to sweep it under the rug serves noones interest.Like it or not this is a legitimate disease and should be treated accordingly.
AMEN!!..... couldn't have said it any better

Since: Oct 12

Cincinnati, OH

#70 Oct 9, 2012
Methadone is trading one addiction for another. Tell me how many people have made it through the treatment and gotten off opiods...NONE

This clinic will help sway the teens to try heroin, because they will think if they get hooked they can always take this crap and be ok...They fail to say it rots your teeth and destroys a person inside out, just the same as opoids...its just cheaper.
Moore_St_Kid

Louisville, KY

#71 Oct 21, 2012
2 many upitty white folks in the tri-state who think they know everything about everything

#UKCatz sounds like u know ur shit... cuz we all know if ur a Kentucky Wildcats fan theres a 75 percent chance someone in ur family is a fucking junkie!!! kentucky has the worst problem with opiate addiction and the worst treatment options in the whole state... even in more conservative states like Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, and Alabama there are 10 times more options and its 10 times easier and less of a hassle... its not medical side which keeps people from getting treatment they need... its u fucking anal ignorant SUBURBAN white folks who just have it burned in ur brain that all drugs and drug users are agents of lucifer... get ur head out ur bible and look around... no wonder ur scared to drive down vine st with ur windows down.... because ur scared of something you dont understand.... obvious really
Moore_St_Kid

Louisville, KY

#72 Oct 21, 2012
and the latonia clinic will 110% not be opening because the doctor(same one who just got$150 grand from kenton county in a lawsuit)had his license stripped due to a DEA raid... how convenient... this place is so crooked... they said of DR. Shearer "15 patients died while being prescribed Oxycontin by Shearer"... The patients who overdosed and died were gettin prescriptions filled at multiple doctors in multiple states... why is it the one dr who wants to open a methadone clinics fault? WHY ISNT IT THE STATES FAULT FOR NOT HAVING ANY TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE?????

So yeah... Cincinnati, Ohio Tri-State Area... Northern Ky is still gunna be flooding Rudulph Way everyday... CCHB(medicaid clinc), Sojurners, OARS, and EITC are the only clinics for the whole area... IMO there should be that many options per county
Moore_St_Kid

Louisville, KY

#73 Oct 21, 2012
i tell u what tho... if i owned a medical service i sure would be looking into opening a clinic in Northern Ky... we are talking Millions... and Millions... and Millions of dollars...

and lemme tell ya an American rule of thumb..

Money Talk... Bullshit walk... that lawsuit opened the door... state ruled the county cant block the opening of a medical clinic... they used another tactic to shut down shearer... but before you know it there will be another doctor... and hell make sure his shit dont stink... squeeky clean... and they wont be able to stop it
Dalien

Port Matilda, PA

#74 Nov 3, 2012
Moore_St_Kid wrote:
and the latonia clinic will 110% not be opening because the doctor(same one who just got$150 grand from kenton county in a lawsuit)had his license stripped due to a DEA raid... how convenient... this place is so crooked... they said of DR. Shearer "15 patients died while being prescribed Oxycontin by Shearer"... The patients who overdosed and died were gettin prescriptions filled at multiple doctors in multiple states... why is it the one dr who wants to open a methadone clinics fault? WHY ISNT IT THE STATES FAULT FOR NOT HAVING ANY TREATMENT OPTIONS AVAILABLE?????
So yeah... Cincinnati, Ohio Tri-State Area... Northern Ky is still gunna be flooding Rudulph Way everyday... CCHB(medicaid clinc), Sojurners, OARS, and EITC are the only clinics for the whole area... IMO there should be that many options per county
Well 15 people DID NOT! Die by the hands of DR. Shearer! Most died from other causes like Herion, bludgunt force and mixing over the counter meds with prescribed meds. They just happend to be his Patience. There's one guy that was beat to death and had a lose pill in his pocket but because he was a shearer patience. Well there you go. Read the reports u can find it online ; )
Goose Goose duck

Cincinnati, OH

#75 Nov 3, 2012
anyone on this site know how to spell? aww, that's right, they were going to dr.shears!!! DRUGGIES GALORE! no one is acceppting you NOW, METHADONE= YOU. BAD CHOICES CATCH UP!!
duck duck goose

Cincinnati, OH

#76 Nov 3, 2012
Dalien wrote:
<quoted text> Well 15 people DID NOT! Die by the hands of DR. Shearer! Most died from other causes like Herion, bludgunt force and mixing over the counter meds with prescribed meds. They just happend to be his Patience. There's one guy that was beat to death and had a lose pill in his pocket but because he was a shearer patience. Well there you go. Read the reports u can find it online ; )
hey, pill billy, guess your doing methadone now! poor choices tend to catch up. theirs plenty with you, drug addled, poor choice..........
dscott15live

Florence, KY

#77 Dec 11, 2012
methadone is not trading one drug for another as some of the people posting here mite think, you know what your getting with methadone, when you buy heroin it may have rat poison in it. and i speak from experiance as im in methadone treatment but not for heroin im a roofer have been for 20 years, i hurt my back at work and the doctors starting me on pain pills which i took like i was prescribed,at 1st, soon the dose i was on wasnt working so i took more and more til i was out of control. and we are not all thugs and thieves, i built a succesful business with my hands and alot of sweat. im not a thief. and i would never resourt to stealing to feed my habbit but without the methadone clinic i would probaly be under a bridge somewhere, before i decided to go to the clinic to get help i was selling tools dirt cheap to support my pill addiction. almost lost everything. and its real easy for you people to look down your noses at something you just dont understand but dont think for one minute you are so high and mighty that you are above addiction! see i used to think the same things like, why dont you just stop using? haha very typical response but when you are dope sick with cold sweats, violent diarhea, vomiting cant sleep for days, cant eat cant think of anything but those damn pills then maybe you will begin to understand what its like, and maybe your right and you will go your whole life and never go thru dope sickness and thats great because i would not wish that on my worst enemybut, what about your children? or your grand children? great grand children? if you continue to turn your backs on the problem it will just continue to spread. oh you dont want that activity in your backyard? i got news for you ITS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK! you think you can spot a drug addict because we all look the same? haha rediculous, i see people in suits and neckties getting their dose everyday, all walks of life, and methadone is not cheap! i pay $15 everyday and i work for every penny. and i pay my taxes just like everyone else does. so just keep on thinking your somehow better but your not! i love my kids just as much as you do and my 19 year old son knows what i go thru but of course i keep it from my 8 year old daughter. and with the help of methadone i will be drug free again someday soon. im working my way down but for now, if i miss more than one day then i start going thru a very bad sickness that even i cannot take. and im no little punk im a grown man, 6foot 6 inches and 240 pounds but that sickness brings me to my knees! and is it better to keep taking the pills that the doctor shoves in my face or g to the methadone clinic and get myself off the drugs completely? believe me ,had i known what i was getting myself into i would have just dealt with the back ache! but i didnt do anything other than follow my doctors advice and take the medicine he prescribed me, thats how i got addicted. it was not that i was on the street with nothing better to do than rob and use drugs, not that im any better than those people either. not every family can be like the brady bunch like some of the big bertha better than you,s that are on here judging people. you dont know how these people got to the point of being so lossed in life that they turned to drugs do you? and how very christian or whatever religion of you throw em in jail they have no hope of being any use to society. what would jesus think of your attitudes toward people who have a disease that you just dont understand? and for everyones sake i hope they get this clinic open soon cause like i said its already in your backyard! when i was buying pills off the street when my rx ran out early, many times i have been to latonia to buy pills. and not one time did i even think about breaking into anyones house and robbing them. and by the way im a concealed weapons carrier with a license to do so, but alot of the addicts who do rob carry guns also,still want to turn your backs on the problem now?
official

Cincinnati, OH

#78 Dec 11, 2012
damn, learn to spell. it would help people read your post. i stopped about 3 lines in...sad...
Tonya

United States

#79 Dec 25, 2012
I think it would be great I am addicted to herion I don't have a car I live in Covington I hate my addiction if I had a car I would go to the clinic everyday if the clinic goes up in latonia I can catch a bus and my 3 children will have there mother alive . It is a disease and I made a mistake like everyone els does a poor choice I am smart I went to college and if you don't know anything about this disease don't judge I don't judge u for your mistakes
friend

United States

#80 Dec 25, 2012
There are people who car pool eitc. If u know anyone who goes to either clinic see if they will take u along for gas money. I know it works as long as you take only the amount needed to help not enough to get a buzz. The program is designed for one year treatment. As long as u really want to be clean and you don't trade one addiction for another you can actually be normal again. I know someone who followed the clinics program and now they are clean and living a productive life. I also know someone who has been going for six years and has no plans on ever stopping in her case she traded one addiction for another.
darren botkin

Columbus, OH

#81 Mar 9, 2013
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