Does Methadone Clinic do Bottle Checks on weekends?

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Hurricane, WV

#1 Feb 28, 2013
Ok..I know I'm going to get some flack for just being on the program. But I must say, I'm a hard working GREAT single mom, working 2 jobs (one that I can even take my son to, to spend time with him), own my own home, car, & just made a mistake & got addicted to pills. I have no family support. So they only & best solution I had at the time, was to attend the clinic. I've only been going 18mnths & am decreasing my dose weekly to dose out. I attend NA meetings on my own, go to counseling & attend church to help with everything. My life has not been this great for as long as I can remember, and I'm so thankful.
So, that's just to the ones who will have a smart elect reply to anyone attending the clinic, as if they know everyone's lives & judging everyone. There's my info. So..judge away!

ANYWAYS, I've just started getting my weeks worth a few months ago & not dared to venture out of town for fear they may call for a bottle check the next day.
I'm now planning on going to VA in the morning for the weekend...but still kind of afraid they'll call in the morning or Saturday morning, w/ me 7 hrs away.

Do they usually do bottle check on weekends? How does anyone have a 'life' & go out of town?
lol

Dunbar, WV

#2 Feb 28, 2013
You do have a life. Pills.
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Hurricane, WV

#3 Feb 28, 2013
lol wrote:
You do have a life. Pills.
Yes yes yes...wow...you got me...d@mn my feelings are so hurt...

Been clean for 18 months...& thanks for your input...
Just tell them

Alexandria, VA

#4 Feb 28, 2013
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Yes yes yes...wow...you got me...d@mn my feelings are so hurt...
Been clean for 18 months...& thanks for your input...
In answer to your question, yes. I was checked on a Saturday once. If you let your counselor know you're going, it'll be fine.
Just tell them

Alexandria, VA

#5 Feb 28, 2013
Plus, they always call in advance. They won't call you the morning of the check. Have fun on your trip!
Thankful

Hurricane, WV

#6 Mar 1, 2013
Thank you!!!!! Calling Little now
lol

Huntington, WV

#7 Mar 1, 2013
Question wrote:
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Yes yes yes...wow...you got me...d@mn my feelings are so hurt...
Been clean for 18 months...& thanks for your input...
Say that when you pop your next dose of methadone.
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Hurricane, WV

#8 Mar 1, 2013
lol wrote:
<quoted text>Say that when you pop your next dose of methadone.
Yeah...because becoming a functioning member of society by using a medically assisted detox, in so much worse or the same as, looking for pills 24/7, spending thousands of $$ monthly on pills, & so consumed that you can't/won't work & personal relationships fail..??
I do understand what your point is..however unless you've been in the exact same situation that I've been in, you can't lump it all into the same group. As I said, it was the best solution that I had at the time. I had no help, no way, to have had the luxury of going to detox treatment for 2-3mnths & just done it that way, w/o methadone. I would have LOVED to have done that.
You can't just quit on your own with no help...those that do, eventually go back to pills in weeks/months. You must get help, counseling, learn to live life again without the addiction, NA meetings......if I would have had that option, to quit w/o medicine, I would have done it in a heartbeat.
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Huntington, WV

#9 Mar 1, 2013
So then you admit you're not clean, nor have you been clean for the past 18 months. Got it.
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Hurricane, WV

#11 Mar 1, 2013
Thankful also wrote:
<quoted text>I see you're another one of the "why didn't you just quit the pills" types. I'm right there with the young lady above and I applaud her for doing it this way, which happens to be the exact same way Im doing it.
Another thing you won't agree with. I DO see people like us clean. Clean from the CHASE OF THE HIGH. Yes there is still medication in our systems, but I, the same as the young lady above, taper down a bit each week. I don't have but a few months left and ill be completely finished with it. I can guarantee that someone that does it like this with the Meds, counseling and meetings will be far less likely to relapse than someone "that just quits" like you think it's so easy to do.

"Our Way", also allows us to eventually get free and clear of pills and still allows us to go to our jobs.
No, we aren't working high as I know you're going to say.
I won't respond to the negative posts about this any further, but young lady original poster, if you'd like, I can give you an email to contact me.:)

I hope you enjoy your weekend trip!
Don't let the naysayers get you down. As I said, I applaud you.
Thank you so much for the words. I have cut everyone from my past out of my life, been almost 2yrs, however it's hard to find someone to talk about this with.
Where u the one on the other post, asking to talk? I never did get the chance to reply to that...
I don't know or associate w/ anyone from the clinic, mainly bcuz most seem to be exactly what 'lol' thinks...just there to get 'high' & find ways around urine tests, selling their meds, taking way to much, being on it for 12yrs...i
I've just decided that I can't have toxic people like that in my life, especially now.
Though talking to those doing the program right, is completely different :-)
trey

Saint Albans, WV

#12 Mar 1, 2013
I applaud all of you who have taken control of your life. People, er scum, like "lol" have never been there. They're probably the type who bash pills but will drink themselves into stupidity on the weekends.
I'm 10 years clean from heroin and attend NA. I'm glad to see you making the right choice (any way you can) I got clean, went back to university, got my MS degree, and currently counsel addicts and alcoholics.
Thankful also

Alexandria, VA

#13 Mar 2, 2013
Thankful wrote:
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Thank you so much for the words. I have cut everyone from my past out of my life, been almost 2yrs, however it's hard to find someone to talk about this with.
Where u the one on the other post, asking to talk? I never did get the chance to reply to that...
I don't know or associate w/ anyone from the clinic, mainly bcuz most seem to be exactly what 'lol' thinks...just there to get 'high' & find ways around urine tests, selling their meds, taking way to much, being on it for 12yrs...i
I've just decided that I can't have toxic people like that in my life, especially now.
Though talking to those doing the program right, is completely different :-)
Yea, that was me. I know very few from there and have never associated with anyone there mainly because I've not met anyone sensible enough to want to talk to.
It would be nice to chat with someone sensible sometime.:)
Anon

Comfort, WV

#14 Mar 2, 2013
trey wrote:
I applaud all of you who have taken control of your life. People, er scum, like "lol" have never been there. They're probably the type who bash pills but will drink themselves into stupidity on the weekends.
I'm 10 years clean from heroin and attend NA. I'm glad to see you making the right choice (any way you can) I got clean, went back to university, got my MS degree, and currently counsel addicts and alcoholics.
Congratulations trey on your sobriety from drugs!!!

I think it is wonderful that you now give back by being a counselor. No one (regardless of how much education) can really understand what it is like unless they have been there themselves. Thank you for your work!:)
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Huntington, WV

#15 Mar 2, 2013
trey wrote:
I applaud all of you who have taken control of your life. People, er scum, like "lol" have never been there. They're probably the type who bash pills but will drink themselves into stupidity on the weekends.
I'm 10 years clean from heroin and attend NA. I'm glad to see you making the right choice (any way you can) I got clean, went back to university, got my MS degree, and currently counsel addicts and alcoholics.
Actually I'm one of those people who aren't so weak-minded to abuse drugs in the first place.

And are you, a heroin junkie, actually going to attempt to lecture on taking control of your life? I have to wonder what kind of self righteous bullshit they teach you pieces of trash.

To the point, methadone is just substituting one drug for another, one high for another. Admittedly, people call you to count your pills. Try not being dependent on a narcotic, then call yourself clean. Because until then you're just playing pretend.
Anon

Comfort, WV

#16 Mar 2, 2013
lol wrote:
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Actually I'm one of those people who aren't so weak-minded to abuse drugs in the first place.
And are you, a heroin junkie, actually going to attempt to lecture on taking control of your life? I have to wonder what kind of self righteous bullshit they teach you pieces of trash.
To the point, methadone is just substituting one drug for another, one high for another. Admittedly, people call you to count your pills. Try not being dependent on a narcotic, then call yourself clean. Because until then you're just playing pretend.
Those who think they know something still have a lot to learn. Yea, that would be you I am talking about.
lol

Huntington, WV

#17 Mar 2, 2013
Anon wrote:
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Those who think they know something still have a lot to learn. Yea, that would be you I am talking about.
I don't need to be an addict to know how pathetic and needy you people are. You get no pity from me.
Janie

Chesapeake, OH

#18 Mar 2, 2013
lol wrote:
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I don't need to be an addict to know how pathetic and needy you people are. You get no pity from me.
. Lol you make me sick living in this day and time to criticize anything you don't understand get off topix get a life God bless anyone attempting to do better .
lol

Huntington, WV

#19 Mar 2, 2013
Are you sure it's me making you sick and not the withdrawals?
Pitiful

Alexandria, VA

#20 Mar 2, 2013
lol wrote:
Are you sure it's me making you sick and not the withdrawals?
You might not have an addiction that makes you sick but you have an attitude that makes everyone else very ill. you suck
lol

Huntington, WV

#21 Mar 2, 2013
Imagine how upset I might be that junkies and their supporters don't like my attitude.

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