suboxone clinic opens in baileyton
Jed

Watauga, TN

#195 Mar 16, 2014
Fooled you all once wrote:
Its was a farce to get you people all worked up for nothing enjoy .
What in the wide world of sports are you talking about?
Good Lord

Johnson City, TN

#196 Mar 16, 2014
If they can get a better clinic well where is that located .
Recovering Addict

Greeneville, TN

#197 Mar 16, 2014
Sherri E wrote:
I wanted to respond to this post because I believe that people need to know my story. I was addicted to opiates/pain medication for ten years. I was raised in the church by parents that did not, under any circumstances, condone any drinking or drug use... Period. I was a straight A student all through school until I was introduced to alcohol in high school. From the first time I experienced intoxication, I couldn't imagine life without a buzz. My parents did everything they could to help me, but I was too far gone. Eventually, my alcohol use turned into hard drug use of heroin and pain pills. I overdosed several times and ended up in jails, institutions and finally hit bottom. I knew I couldn't stop by myself and would die if i continued to use, I did research and learned that there was a treatment option for opiate addicts involving suboxone.I went to my first appointment on November 7, 2011 and have not abused opiates since I began the program. I am not saying that every patient that seeks suboxone therapy wants to get clean. But I don't believe in punishing people that desperately want to get clean because of a few who are there for the wrong reasons. Today, I am drug free, employed, active in my community, and most importantly, I have my life back. I could not have done this without Suboxone, Narcotics Anonymous, and God!!! Please take this into consideration when you think about what kind of people will be coming into your community seeking help... not to start trouble or commit crimes, just to receive possibly lifesaving treatment! Thank you and bless you!
If you are a member of Narcotics Anonymous you would know that we as a fellowship believe in abstinence from all mood altering drugs. Suboxone is replacement drug therapy and also mood altering. Keep coming back.....
Addiction Specialist

Greeneville, TN

#198 Mar 16, 2014
Melissa1333 wrote:
Otis, I hate to tell you, but you already have drug addicts in your community. They steal, they sell drugs and you may Or may not know it. So if and when the clinic goes...Baileyton will still have these druggies. Then who will the town blame for them?
Melissa, you seem like a very caring person that has intimate knowledge of addiction to opiate/pain medicine. I commend you for your compassion. However, and you probably knew there was a BUT coming somewhere in this conversation. So....let me say first that yes, there are way too many addicts running around. Baileyton is full of them. Greene County is full of them. And, we,(i.e. Baileyton,) will still have plenty if the Suboxone clinic opens, or really no matter what it does. The town and the townspeople are not blaming anyone. They just do not want to see this clinic further complicate an already complicated problem. A problem most all of us really do not have any answers for. Suboxone therapy is not an answer, or even an adequate answer. Yes......there are exceptions, but there are way many more failures than successes. For those addicts that really want to get sober, turn their life around, and live, those people would and will be successful anywhere. They don't have to be seen at a clinic in Baileyton. There are treatment facilities, both intensive out patient, as well as in patient located nearby. Johnson City, Kingsport, Greeneville, Morristown, Knoxville, and on and on. That doesn't mean we require one in tiny little Baileyton. Most of the citizens of Baileyton probably don't know there are as many Suboxone clinics as there are in Greeneville. A lot of Drs. do Suboxone therapy as a side in their office in town. I think the law says a stand alone physician can have a total of 100 patients, and most people don't know these clinics are right under their nose. Most patients are not successful. They aren't because they really haven't hit rock bottom. The sad part is there is almost not a single family that has not been affected by or know someone affected by opiate addiction. Call it the Kevin Bacon six degrees of horror and heartache. I have family members, close family members that are addicted. It's sad, and I can't help them, because they don't want to help themselves. They have drained the life and energy of everyone around them to the point that all in the family have thrown up their hands in refusal to do anything else. My opinion is that Suboxone does help some that truly want to change. Small group. For those that don't, I believe it enables continued abuse. But I do truly do not believe Baileyton needs a Suboxone clinic. Whether they have one or not, it will not improve things, but it could very well make it worse.
Addiction Specialist

Greeneville, TN

#199 Mar 16, 2014
Sherri E wrote:
I wanted to respond to this post because I believe that people need to know my story. I was addicted to opiates/pain medication for ten years. I was raised in the church by parents that did not, under any circumstances, condone any drinking or drug use... Period. I was a straight A student all through school until I was introduced to alcohol in high school. From the first time I experienced intoxication, I couldn't imagine life without a buzz. My parents did everything they could to help me, but I was too far gone. Eventually, my alcohol use turned into hard drug use of heroin and pain pills. I overdosed several times and ended up in jails, institutions and finally hit bottom. I knew I couldn't stop by myself and would die if i continued to use, I did research and learned that there was a treatment option for opiate addicts involving suboxone.I went to my first appointment on November 7, 2011 and have not abused opiates since I began the program. I am not saying that every patient that seeks suboxone therapy wants to get clean. But I don't believe in punishing people that desperately want to get clean because of a few who are there for the wrong reasons. Today, I am drug free, employed, active in my community, and most importantly, I have my life back. I could not have done this without Suboxone, Narcotics Anonymous, and God!!! Please take this into consideration when you think about what kind of people will be coming into your community seeking help... not to start trouble or commit crimes, just to receive possibly lifesaving treatment! Thank you and bless you!
Sherrie, what a heart warming story. I hope you realize and it sounds like you do, how unique your outcome was and apparently is. It is also the extreme minority. I what you are posting is true, and I'm not saying that it isn't.......Wow, what a miracle. For every one of these cases I see, I see at least 100 others, and maybe more. Most addicts continue their downward spiral until overdose or other death. I urge you to continue your steadfast diligence to stay clean and sober. Fighting addiction is a 24/7/365 thing once you recover. Even years from now, you will be pulled by the rewiring of your brain to start again. You are apparently a very strong willed person, because most cannot do what you have done. Thank you for sharing your story. I do believe that treatment is available widely without having a clinic in Baileyton.
Jed

Watauga, TN

#200 Mar 16, 2014
Addiction Specialist wrote:
<quoted text> Sherrie, what a heart warming story. I hope you realize and it sounds like you do, how unique your outcome was and apparently is. It is also the extreme minority. I what you are posting is true, and I'm not saying that it isn't.......Wow, what a miracle. For every one of these cases I see, I see at least 100 others, and maybe more. Most addicts continue their downward spiral until overdose or other death. I urge you to continue your steadfast diligence to stay clean and sober. Fighting addiction is a 24/7/365 thing once you recover. Even years from now, you will be pulled by the rewiring of your brain to start again. You are apparently a very strong willed person, because most cannot do what you have done. Thank you for sharing your story. I do believe that treatment is available widely without havi
ng a clinic in Baileyton.
Blah blah blah
Thoughts

United States

#201 Mar 16, 2014
It is unfortunate that the community cannot see this as a possible source of help. There is and has been a serious drug problem in Baileyton and the surrounding area among not only young people but many adults. If people were to be honest, they would certainly admit this is well known. No one demands to the parents of these children with drug issues that they leave the community but they are demanding a trained physician in treating and eradicating drug problems leave. We keep silent and pretend we are not aware of the drug use in this community. That will not make it go away, will not give any help to those who need it. Vandalism and burglaries have risen in this area. Safety is an issue that no one could deny. It would be a great hope that this clinic might serve as a help with these problems and draw blind eyes to the serious drug problems which already exist in this area. It unfortunately exists all around us today but we can at least concentrate on our own community and welcome all the professional help available.
Vapors treatments

Johnson City, TN

#202 Mar 17, 2014
Its a clinic we have to leave these job creators alone in our back door

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#203 Mar 17, 2014
Addiction Specialist wrote:
<quoted text> Melissa, you seem like a very caring person that has intimate knowledge of addiction to opiate/pain medicine. I commend you for your compassion. However, and you probably knew there was a BUT coming somewhere in this conversation. So....let me say first that yes, there are way too many addicts running around. Baileyton is full of them. Greene County is full of them. And, we,(i.e. Baileyton,) will still have plenty if the Suboxone clinic opens, or really no matter what it does. The town and the townspeople are not blaming anyone. They just do not want to see this clinic further complicate an already complicated problem. A problem most all of us really do not have any answers for. Suboxone therapy is not an answer, or even an adequate answer. Yes......there are exceptions, but there are way many more failures than successes. For those addicts that really want to get sober, turn their life around, and live, those people would and will be successful anywhere. They don't have to be seen at a clinic in Baileyton. There are treatment facilities, both intensive out patient, as well as in patient located nearby. Johnson City, Kingsport, Greeneville, Morristown, Knoxville, and on and on. That doesn't mean we require one in tiny little Baileyton. Most of the citizens of Baileyton probably don't know there are as many Suboxone clinics as there are in Greeneville. A lot of Drs. do Suboxone therapy as a side in their office in town. I think the law says a stand alone physician can have a total of 100 patients, and most people don't know these clinics are right under their nose. Most patients are not successful. They aren't because they really haven't hit rock bottom. The sad part is there is almost not a single family that has not been affected by or know someone affected by opiate addiction. Call it the Kevin Bacon six degrees of horror and heartache. I have family members, close family members that are addicted. It's sad, and I can't help them, because they don't want to help themselves. They have drained the life and energy of everyone around them to the point that all in the family have thrown up their hands in refusal to do anything else. My opinion is that Suboxone does help some that truly want to change. Small group. For those that don't, I believe it enables continued abuse. But I do truly do not believe Baileyton needs a Suboxone clinic. Whether they have one or not, it will not improve things, but it could very well make it worse.
Thank you. I do believe you are the first person both here and on fb that has said what I keep trying to say....clinic or no clinic, Baileyton still has a drug problem. Just as every other town in TN. I do believe it helps....if the addict wants the help tho. Yes, a Dr can only see 100 patients for Suboxone at a time. Yes, there are a few doctors who do this at their office some days. But even then, there are still phone calls of people wanting to be a patient. Possibly if each dr only took patients from within a few miles radius of that office..? Baileyton clinic could only see patients from that area, Mosheim patients at that clinic etc. There are just so many doctors prescribing the pain meds that I don't think there will ever be enough help.
Virgra clinic

Johnson City, TN

#204 Mar 17, 2014
Those poor to old to cut the mustard conservative Republicans who want to control others lives and sins if any .
Carder

Hickory, NC

#205 Mar 17, 2014
Woe be to baileyton .

“I Believe in Me ”

Since: Jan 13

MoTown

#207 Mar 17, 2014
#Sounds like a great business, that will keep the suboxene customers from driving outside of Greene County. That is job creation.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#208 Mar 17, 2014
Long Gone wrote:
Easy to solve this problem, stop the pain clinics who are distributing this sickness on the people of Tennessee. The powers that be know whats going on with these clinics, why are they not shut down? Who is getting the payoff for letting them stay open? If you want to do something start burning your state reps and senators phone lines down, put them in the spotlight for allowing this situation to continue.
Yep! I know an old patient of mine said he went to the pain clinic once and the nurse came back with his drug screen. Told him that he failed it because there wasn't enough of his prescribed medication doses in it....but....if he would GIVE her a few of his pills, she would mark it passed. So he did, and she did. If that's how those clinics are ran, it's no wonder people are popping pills like candy.
Person

Jonesborough, TN

#209 Mar 17, 2014
Melissa1333 wrote:
<quoted text> Yep! I know an old patient of mine said he went to the pain clinic once and the nurse came back with his drug screen. Told him that he failed it because there wasn't enough of his prescribed medication doses in it....but....if he would GIVE her a few of his pills, she would mark it passed. So he did, and she did. If that's how those clinics are ran, it's no wonder people are popping pills like candy.
Are you some kind of a Dr. now?
Carder

United States

#210 Mar 18, 2014
How bout dem Vols?
Ima Boxer

Greeneville, TN

#211 Mar 18, 2014
some of you jerkoffs need to really check yourselves. Sure, most suboxone clinics draw a few unwanted and undesireable folks, but for the most part, atleast with Dr. Backas, he tries his level best to weed those people out. Some of us pill addicts would be dead by now if not for suboxone, but that's a different argument for a different thread. Im here to let you idiots know that your kids, your businesses, your whatever it is you're concerned about are in no danger what so ever from this clinic. In fact, i'll be a patient there and ive never made anyones life miserable.....well, ok, maybe an exwife or two, but again, wrong topic. So, for those of you worried, chill the hell out and see what happens before you start flappin your jaws about shit you probably know nothing about. Have a wonderful day you jackasses and sleep easy. For the most of us who go to the clinic, we just want some relief from the chaos that IS our lives.
Reality

Greeneville, TN

#212 Mar 18, 2014
Ima Boxer wrote:
some of you jerkoffs need to really check yourselves. Sure, most suboxone clinics draw a few unwanted and undesireable folks, but for the most part, atleast with Dr. Backas, he tries his level best to weed those people out. Some of us pill addicts would be dead by now if not for suboxone, but that's a different argument for a different thread. Im here to let you idiots know that your kids, your businesses, your whatever it is you're concerned about are in no danger what so ever from this clinic. In fact, i'll be a patient there and ive never made anyones life miserable.....well, ok, maybe an exwife or two, but again, wrong topic. So, for those of you worried, chill the hell out and see what happens before you start flappin your jaws about shit you probably know nothing about. Have a wonderful day you jackasses and sleep easy. For the most of us who go to the clinic, we just want some relief from the chaos that IS our lives.
You say you are a pill addict and you call us idiots. I think maybe you should CHECK yourself.

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#213 Mar 18, 2014
Person wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you some kind of a Dr. now?
Wouldn't you like to know........
Carder

United States

#214 Mar 18, 2014
Reality wrote:
<quoted text>
You say you are a pill addict and you call us idiots. I think maybe you should CHECK yourself.
Reality you are pathetic
Addicted to GOD

Johnson City, TN

#215 Mar 18, 2014
Sure it the legal high but cost more if you give that dreaded 10% to the preacher who has a beard and is trying to break in his half witted son to carry on but that's just me . If they need help bucking the devil we should turn them away so the devil wins and we get robbed so they have the money to buy what they HAVE TO HAVE right .

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