Yes but, don't go up THAT high on dosage. Im clean for myself...& my family but it was my decision, I've never ever been in trouble with the law, or CPS or whatever others complain about or reasons they're forced to get clean. I work hard, I go to treatment, I go to Group, I respect the workers & counselors there, I go to 2 NA meetings a week on my own, I'm determined.Bottom line is you have to want to be clean and get help. Not everybody at the Clinic is there for themselves. They are there for family members or trying to hold on to relationships, some are trying to do it for their kids. Honest truth is once you become addicted nothing else matters, nothing but the next hit. Not easy to understand unless you've been there or Love someone who has been. This is Why you have to be sick and tired of it all and want it for your own self. It almost never lasts unless it's for you.
The clinic is for making money, bottom line is it is a business. If a person is desperate to get clean it may be a start but not Long term. Something to think about, you get in get started on methadone, dose keeps going up til 60 mg. Finally feeling better, then striving for take homes, it takes two years to get a month of take homes. Someone who's taking home a month is now dependent on Methadone. Clinic is making money hand over fist and you are stuck in that line once a month. If you are one of these people and you are Okay with it That's fine, but if you Could have done it differently, would you?
All I'm as saying is if you can get stable, wise choice is to start dosing down, slowly but surely. Be off methadone and out of the clinic. Life is too short to be wasting away in a line that never seems to end.
Best wishes to all addicts that life gets better with sobriety :)
I also haven't went up that high on dosage. I don't WANT a month of take homes, because I don't wanna be on it that long. It's been 11 months. I've been decreasing my dose every week & will be off of it completely by November. I don't wanna be dependent on it my whole life.
I really wished everyone was using it right.
Congrats to those who ARE having a better life because of the center!