In Northeast Philadelphia, methadone clinics generate community opposition
Do sick people have a right to be treated in their own community? Do residents have a right to say who gets care nearby? The questions have a familiar ring in Northeast Philadelphia, where residents have repeatedly opposed new methadone maintenance clinics, forcing hundreds of their neighbors to travel across the city for care.
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#1 Feb 10, 2013
Folks,[REASONABLE PRICE METHADONE IN U.S.]
I have asked this before, but I have come somewhat entangled in the post's. Let me ask again:
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE THERE IS A METHADONE CLINIC THAT IS EITHER FREE, OR IS SUBSIDIZED AND IS LIKE $4 OR $5 DOLLARS PER DOSE? In Atlanta I can't find a clinic less than $12 per day and transportation on rapid transit is $5.
#2 Feb 12, 2013
Giving up the junkie lifestyle cold turkey will always be the cheapest route to take. Man the eff up and quit today, you won't regret it.
#3 Feb 12, 2013
JuneBug, WHile I appreciate your reply, I have bone cancer and Methadone from a clinic is the only thing I have found that dull's the pain enough for me to still be able to clean up the house and make up the bed.....and still be somewhat independent. Thank you though, I wish I was in the situation to try. Sincerely, Art Cohen
Since: Aug 10
#4 Feb 12, 2013
You may have put yourself in a jamb, but I don't know your hitory.
Dosing protocols are different for pain than for addiction. Sounds like you'd be best served by a pain clinic, or a pain doc, that Rx's M. Trouble is, if you have addiction issues, especially documented issues, they won't see you... usually.
Check up Ohio way (I think it was Ohio), last I heard there was one or two counties that suppliment methoadone payments. You won't find many, that's for sure (it's something that p*sses tax payers off, you know!).
#5 Feb 13, 2013
JuneBug, thank you for your reply. I started off with what is commonly known as the "PAIN CLINIC. However, I came to find out that of all of the pain medicine that was prescribed [and he tried many] ONLY Dolophine worked. Dolophine is the generic chemical name for Methadone. The problem is this: they are afraid of the DEA and the strict laws that go along with writing prescriptions for pain meds. He said that they really give the Pain Clinics a hard time. He said he would LOVE to write a prescription for what HE THOUGHT I really needed 'doseage wies' but that as a general rule he would only prescribe 30 milligrams of this Methadone per day to keep the DEA off of his back. I got the same answer from other pain clinics.
As for addiction JuneBug, trust me...that is the LEAST of my worries. The pain in my bones is so horrendous that addiction is not an issue for me. I HAVE to have this for the pain. He had said the Methadone clinics had a license to "tailor" the dosage for your needs. That's how I ended up on THIS clinic. He and the other pain clinics simply can not write a prescription for my needs-the M Clinic can, and I am greatful to them for relieving my pain and actually being very concerned about this. Bone Cancer can be VERY, VERY painful. Trust me. I appreciate your post's, and God Bless You JuneBug. Sincerely, Art Cohen
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