How is the lexington methadone clinic...

“unapologetically liberal”

Since: Mar 09

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#26 Jan 18, 2010
Eky wrote:
Its great, you can rob the arbys on the way in, get the cash to buy the drugs, and stop and get a big roast beef on the way out. You can even pay for the rb with the cash you just took from arbys on the way in. Is that a Junkies dream or what? And if Arbys has already put all the money in the safe I think the Meth Clinic may take Arby's big roast beef in barter. Just dont forget to bring the arbys sauce.
and dumbasses like you is what's the matter in the addictions treatment community. I just hope youdont need treatment some time........maybe you already do and are to scared or fried to get it. Leave the good people at these clinics be , jerk!

Since: Oct 08

Georgetown, KY

#27 Jan 18, 2010
unknown wrote:
thank you Josh, for the info. In ur post u say that for confidential reasons that the clinic would prefer cash but that a patient must bring in a photo id. can you explain that to me?
For the Intake Process, we simply use the ID to verify the spelling of your name and to make sure you are of the appropriate age. Sometimes a copy of your ID is needed for your Medical Record but that's it.

The confidentiality in regards to only accepting cash has to deal with the 'paper trail' Credit/Debit cards have. We don't want any business or individual learning that 'so-and-so' attends the Clinic and for there to be repercussions of such. Many people who attend have family members and spouses who don't know they are clients with us and we respect their wishes.

Since: Oct 08

Georgetown, KY

#29 Jan 18, 2010
Oh, and our hours of operation are;
Monday - Friday | 5:30AM - 2:00PM
(Dosing Hours are 5:30AM - 10:00AM)
Saturday | 6:00AM - 8:30AM
Sunday | 6:00AM - 8:00AM

We are open 7 days a week, but we only do Intake Assessments Monday - Friday from 7:30AM - 9:00AM
Yep

Mount Sterling, KY

#30 Jan 18, 2010
Thanks Josh, I will try to get her in asap! I think what you guys are doing for the communityand those struggling with addiction is awesome!!! Keep up the good work ;)
jeff

Lexington, KY

#31 Jan 18, 2010
iheard that if anyone does a program such as this and later needs to be on pain medication for serious pain then the doctors don't want to prescribe them naracotics cause they look at that person as abusing drugs is this true?

Since: Sep 09

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#32 Jan 18, 2010
Addressing Yep's questions/concerns...
The MMT program at LPA is wonderful...you're sister would greatly benefit from it. I've seen it change so many people's lives. What ?'s do you have b/c I'm sure that I can answer them?
Yep

Mount Sterling, KY

#33 Jan 18, 2010
MissInquisitive wrote:
Addressing Yep's questions/concerns...
The MMT program at LPA is wonderful...you're sister would greatly benefit from it. I've seen it change so many people's lives. What ?'s do you have b/c I'm sure that I can answer them?
As for the cost, I got that one cleared up, but mainly my concern is whether she would benefit more from suboxone or methadone treatment, since they do both i think? I was once given methadone after a back injury and it was horrrrrible to quit taking so I feel her pain, only she's taken it for years and after 2 days, she's unable to function, and it scares me to death to see her that way. So ? wise, just how long on average does it take the clinic to get the person off the drug, what would they start her out at dosage wise, i'm not sure how many she is used to but im sure its over 3 a day, and like the person above said, will it affect her ability to get a job or to get legit medicines in the future should she need them? I appreciate any help!! THanks!!

Since: Sep 09

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#34 Jan 18, 2010
Okay, to answer some of you questions I personally think that Methadone Maintenance is the best choice because for one it's been around for over 30 years and it's well trusted and secondly Suboxone doesn't fully fit into the chemical receptors in the brain (there are neurotransmitters in our brain, and you can look at some opiates as being a key and where methadone is a perfect key and fits into the lock perfectly, Suboxone does not which makes it less effective. Also, I haven't seen many people who liked Suboxone. They did in the beginning, but after a while it no longer worked. I know Methadone is pretty hard to detox from, but there shouldn't be any rush and the clinic does a slow and safe detox where the pain/withdrawals are minimal as long as she doesn't abuse benzos and alcohol...that will get you kicked out of there fast. They start you off on 30-40 mg, and slowly increase your dose. If she reaches more than 80-90 mg they will more than likely give her a blood serum to see whether or not she needs an increase. Most people are fine at about 60-80 mg. THey say the national average is 80-120 mg. She will have no problem whatsoever getting a job b/c jobs that DO test for methadone will send you to a lab, and then the lab's doctor/physician will call her and ask for proof of being prescribed methadone.The job will never find out. As far as legitimate medicines in the future, if she is off the methadone by that time, then no she shouldn't have a problem but that depends on whether or not she is honest to the doctor about her past-previous addiction to pain pills. ANd, there is no time length as to how long she might be a patient there b/c it all depends on the person. SOme people need it for 1 year, while some may need it for a lifetime. It has no negative physical effects, unless she is underdosed or overdosed, and it allows her natural endorphins to start working again.
family of ex addict

Hamilton, OH

#36 Jan 18, 2010
Most clinics start u out at 30mg and u can go up from there depending on if u need to or not..as far as getting them off of methadone..Most clinics dont encourage u to get off methadone,u usually have to do that on ur own and when ur ready..as i said i am no expert, but have done alot of research to help my loved ones..
Eky

Las Vegas, NV

#37 Jan 18, 2010
Hey Dreas, seems to me the dumbass is one who even starts using in the first place. Its not "Brave" to stop being an addict, it just means a dumbass is trying not to be such a dumbass.
Yep

Mount Sterling, KY

#38 Jan 18, 2010
MissInquisitive wrote:
Okay, to answer some of you questions I personally think that Methadone Maintenance is the best choice because for one it's been around for over 30 years and it's well trusted and secondly Suboxone doesn't fully fit into the chemical receptors in the brain (there are neurotransmitters in our brain, and you can look at some opiates as being a key and where methadone is a perfect key and fits into the lock perfectly, Suboxone does not which makes it less effective. Also, I haven't seen many people who liked Suboxone. They did in the beginning, but after a while it no longer worked. I know Methadone is pretty hard to detox from, but there shouldn't be any rush and the clinic does a slow and safe detox where the pain/withdrawals are minimal as long as she doesn't abuse benzos and alcohol...that will get you kicked out of there fast. They start you off on 30-40 mg, and slowly increase your dose. If she reaches more than 80-90 mg they will more than likely give her a blood serum to see whether or not she needs an increase. Most people are fine at about 60-80 mg. THey say the national average is 80-120 mg. She will have no problem whatsoever getting a job b/c jobs that DO test for methadone will send you to a lab, and then the lab's doctor/physician will call her and ask for proof of being prescribed methadone.The job will never find out. As far as legitimate medicines in the future, if she is off the methadone by that time, then no she shouldn't have a problem but that depends on whether or not she is honest to the doctor about her past-previous addiction to pain pills. ANd, there is no time length as to how long she might be a patient there b/c it all depends on the person. SOme people need it for 1 year, while some may need it for a lifetime. It has no negative physical effects, unless she is underdosed or overdosed, and it allows her natural endorphins to start working again.
Thanks alot to everyone for all of the info, i've talked to her and we're going to go down and try to get her started Wednesday morning. Knowing now that she really does want to get it together and I persoanlly am going to be with her through this whole ordeal, i'm considering putting in a good word for her with my employer and she was embarassed for them to know about her problem, and since they do drug test I wanted to clear that up before hand. I think this program is going to be great for her, and I know it will take time, but when the day comes I will be so glad to have my sister back. I think it's good that this clinic makes itself easily accessible to those who truly want help, not to abuse it's benefits. Again, thanks to all!!!!
Eky

Las Vegas, NV

#39 Jan 19, 2010
How many times she been in rehab? Good luck but next time dont start, now that is one hell of a rehab. I call it prehab, dont be an idiot and start and hell u dont need to frequent the metho clinic.

Since: Sep 09

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#40 Jan 19, 2010
You don't even need to clear anything up with any employer. It's none of their business, and they aren't the ones who do the drug tests. All places send you to a lab. Plus, word might get around quick and that is probably something you do not want. Nonetheless, good luck to you and her, I hope everything goes well!

And, to Eky if the we could all be so lucky.

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#41 Jan 19, 2010
Eky wrote:
Hey Dreas, seems to me the dumbass is one who even starts using in the first place. Its not "Brave" to stop being an addict, it just means a dumbass is trying not to be such a dumbass.
Hey eeeeeeeky, some people drink, some eat chocolate, some have sex, some eat, some gamble, and some do dope for what ever reason they do. most people who have some sort of a dependence on any substance try to get outside of themselves to fill a void within. Addiction is a disease no matter what your poison as it alters the brain chemistry. Addicted may not make the best of choices when they use but that doesn't make them dumbasses. Doing the same thing over nd over and expecting different results makes them addicts. There it's the Readers Digest version, do what you will with it. Peace Out!

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#42 Jan 19, 2010
Eky wrote:
How many times she been in rehab? Good luck but next time dont start, now that is one hell of a rehab. I call it prehab, dont be an idiot and start and hell u dont need to frequent the metho clinic.
yeah ut for whatever reason people do and then it's up tom them to find therapy and suboxone therapy has been proven invaluable.
Eky

Las Vegas, NV

#43 Jan 19, 2010
Dreas wrote:
<quoted text>yeah ut for whatever reason people do and then it's up tom them to find therapy and suboxone therapy has been proven invaluable.
Well written Dreas. Good luck to all rehab patients. But are you really equating eating too much chocolate with being on crack, meth or oxy. How many people commit crimes to fuel their chocolate habit?

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#44 Jan 20, 2010
Eky wrote:
<quoted text>Well written Dreas. Good luck to all rehab patients. But are you really equating eating too much chocolate with being on crack, meth or oxy. How many people commit crimes to fuel their chocolate habit?
I'm just saying that an addiction is the same no matter what it may be if it interferes with your life. Now some have more dire consequences than others and cause more social ills. No, chocolate addiction more than likely wont have you robbing Ruth Hunt or Nestle's stores for their product but sex addicts and gamblers have some of the highest suicide rates. Just a thought.

Since: Sep 09

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#45 Jan 20, 2010
Eky wrote:
<quoted text>Well written Dreas. Good luck to all rehab patients. But are you really equating eating too much chocolate with being on crack, meth or oxy. How many people commit crimes to fuel their chocolate habit?
I hear what you're saying EKY but you have no idea what kind of problems any of these people (or any addict) has had or what their lives have been like. An overwhelming percentage of addicts have suffered some sort of trauma, loss, extreme poverty, abuse, etc. in their lives. Everyone has problems but admittedly...some are worse than others. Not everyone has the tools to cope. Anyone should be applauded for trying to overcome a monstrous mistake they've made in their lives, whether its picking up drugs for the first time or any number of crappy things people do. It's MUCH harder to correct a mistake than it is to avoid the mistake in the first place.

And, to those who are debating whether methadone or suboxone is best....I'd like to cast my vote for suboxone. I was on methadone for a year and suboxone for a year and have detoxed from both and, for me, suboxone was BY FAR easier. Also, I never experienced any kind of problem with it working...in fact it seemed like I required LESS at the end than I had at the beginning....and, throughout, I required a much smaller dose of suboxone to achieve the same effect as methadone.
Marlow again

Winfield, WV

#46 Jan 20, 2010
help me rubadub, you didnt say a thing about benzo addiction, benzos dont mix with suboxne or methodone so what do think would help benzo addiction, them drugs helped my pain pill addiction, but my benzo addiction is a whole different story entirely, i will take anybodys advice on this smart ass or otherwise, thank you have a good day rubadub

Since: Sep 09

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#47 Jan 20, 2010
Marlow again wrote:
help me rubadub, you didnt say a thing about benzo addiction, benzos dont mix with suboxne or methodone so what do think would help benzo addiction, them drugs helped my pain pill addiction, but my benzo addiction is a whole different story entirely, i will take anybodys advice on this smart ass or otherwise, thank you have a good day rubadub
Hey Marlow....sorry I don't have any advice for that. I don't know anything about benzos except that you can't take them w/ methadone or suboxone (which you already knew). I'd contact Lexington Professional Associates (the methadone clinic that's been talked about on this thread) and, even if they can't treat you, they can recommend someone who can. I wish you nothing but luck. It's tough but you're doing the right thing.

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