why is there no methadone clinic????????

why is there no methadone clinic????????

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sasha

United States

#1 Feb 21, 2011
there is a hug problem with people addicted to opiates. but what i dont understand is why there is not a clinic for people to get help??? i think the people that are hollering about the problem should educate there self on what it takes for someone with a dependence to get off of medicine. after abuse the brain does not make endorphins much needed for a person to be normal, therefor this results in depression suicidal thoughts and the brian telling the body that it is pain. there brain will not make these endorphins for a complete year this is why methadone and suboxne are a great medicine used to sit on the brain receptors to tell the body that it is not in pain and take the depression away from a person during there time of recovery so that they may give the brain time to recover and time to make its natural endorphins that is needed to maintain a normal life, the life these people had before there drug abuse. people that are addicted to opiates will relapse and do drugs again if not treated correctly under a dr's care with the right medication for a long period of time. no this is not trading one drug for another one these medicines are not somthing that a person could get high on, i think people want help but there is no help in this town to, get, if we want to see a difference we should get educated and get help for people so mothers can take care of there children and fathers can work and provide for there families insted of just complaining about the problem lets fix it.
thank you

Morristown, TN

#2 Feb 21, 2011
sasha wrote:
there is a hug problem with people addicted to opiates. but what i dont understand is why there is not a clinic for people to get help??? i think the people that are hollering about the problem should educate there self on what it takes for someone with a dependence to get off of medicine. after abuse the brain does not make endorphins much needed for a person to be normal, therefor this results in depression suicidal thoughts and the brian telling the body that it is pain. there brain will not make these endorphins for a complete year this is why methadone and suboxne are a great medicine used to sit on the brain receptors to tell the body that it is not in pain and take the depression away from a person during there time of recovery so that they may give the brain time to recover and time to make its natural endorphins that is needed to maintain a normal life, the life these people had before there drug abuse. people that are addicted to opiates will relapse and do drugs again if not treated correctly under a dr's care with the right medication for a long period of time. no this is not trading one drug for another one these medicines are not somthing that a person could get high on, i think people want help but there is no help in this town to, get, if we want to see a difference we should get educated and get help for people so mothers can take care of there children and fathers can work and provide for there families insted of just complaining about the problem lets fix it.
Thank you for posting this, and for this info.
Mika

Morristown, TN

#3 Feb 21, 2011
sasha wrote:
there is a hug problem with people addicted to opiates. but what i dont understand is why there is not a clinic for people to get help??? i think the people that are hollering about the problem should educate there self on what it takes for someone with a dependence to get off of medicine. after abuse the brain does not make endorphins much needed for a person to be normal, therefor this results in depression suicidal thoughts and the brian telling the body that it is pain. there brain will not make these endorphins for a complete year this is why methadone and suboxne are a great medicine used to sit on the brain receptors to tell the body that it is not in pain and take the depression away from a person during there time of recovery so that they may give the brain time to recover and time to make its natural endorphins that is needed to maintain a normal life, the life these people had before there drug abuse. people that are addicted to opiates will relapse and do drugs again if not treated correctly under a dr's care with the right medication for a long period of time. no this is not trading one drug for another one these medicines are not somthing that a person could get high on, i think people want help but there is no help in this town to, get, if we want to see a difference we should get educated and get help for people so mothers can take care of there children and fathers can work and provide for there families insted of just complaining about the problem lets fix it.
One of the problems is that people on drugs usually can't hold a job which means no insurance and these two things are expensive. And the money has to come out of someones pocket.
TRY LOVE

Nashville, TN

#4 Feb 21, 2011
Mika wrote:
<quoted text> One of the problems is that people on drugs usually can't hold a job which means no insurance and these two things are expensive. And the money has to come out of someones pocket.
Opiate substitutes are no more expensive than opiates bought at street value,and the clinics would keep people out of circulation in the wrong crowds .

One Love!

Since: Jan 11

newport tn

#5 Feb 21, 2011
First off, there is a suboxone clinic, its run by Dr. Hill, also family doctors will prescribe suboxone. Second, suboxone and methadone are abused, and traded for other prescription drugs. Try Love makes a great point, the clinic doesnt take tenn care or any other insurance cash only, and its a racket just like the florida clinics. Dr. HILL also works with the rehab in town, but he will only give you suboxone while youre in the rehab.

ITS definitely worth a shot for anybody struggling with opiate addiction i know people that can do it and others that abuse it only when they cant find anything else.
Mika

Morristown, TN

#6 Feb 21, 2011
mollyrose wrote:
First off, there is a suboxone clinic, its run by Dr. Hill, also family doctors will prescribe suboxone. Second, suboxone and methadone are abused, and traded for other prescription drugs. Try Love makes a great point, the clinic doesnt take tenn care or any other insurance cash only, and its a racket just like the florida clinics. Dr. HILL also works with the rehab in town, but he will only give you suboxone while youre in the rehab.
ITS definitely worth a shot for anybody struggling with opiate addiction i know people that can do it and others that abuse it only when they cant find anything else.
There is no clinic, Dr. Hill is dead and it closed. Now they have the suboxone strips whih is better than the pills. The Dr. visit and the suboxone will run about over 700 dollars at one trip. Usually it is the family paying for the suboxone trying to get their loved one off of opiates. I don't think that the family would give them over 700 dolllars to buy opiates. If the family has the money it is worth it. Better to get the strips than the pills. I heard all the clinics was going to strips. Anything is worth a try.

Since: Jan 11

newport tn

#7 Feb 21, 2011
well i didnt know he died, i would try my family doctor then because most of the clinics are a money racket as well
info

United States

#8 Feb 21, 2011
mollyrose wrote:
well i didnt know he died, i would try my family doctor then because most of the clinics are a money racket as well
family docs can not write scrips for them they have to have special certs and training there is only one doc in town that can legally write a scrip for them.
Holy Crap

Chesterfield, MO

#9 Feb 21, 2011
Suboxone is a mood altering drug just like the opiates. Methadone is even worse. You CAN stop using without these it is just prolonging your addiction. I know it is a scary thought but learning to deal with life without drugs requires hard work.
Holy Crap

Chesterfield, MO

#10 Feb 21, 2011
That is the education people need. BTW I have been in recovery from opiates for 6 years and have multiple back and neck issues. I know what Im talking about!
to much overtime

Kingsport, TN

#11 Feb 21, 2011
one other thing there is nothing to get you off methadone, that is one you just have to come off of it. I know of four that took methadone to come of oct. they was doing good for a while then when the doc. started taken them off methadone it got really bad one of them killed his self. this is one time the treatment is wrost then the illnest.
2 reasons

Nashville, TN

#12 Feb 25, 2011
1 - too few drug users want to get off the drugs for the clinic to stay in business
2 - those clinics don't trade food stamps, favors, or sex for the drugs like dealers do
guess who

Newport, TN

#13 Feb 25, 2011
info wrote:
<quoted text>
family docs can not write scrips for them they have to have special certs and training there is only one doc in town that can legally write a scrip for them.
The only one I know of is Dr. Hood that is the Dr. for the Rehab on Woodlawn Ave., had a family member go there and it is a joke, they take Tenn Care and they were suppose to stay 28 days but after 21 sent them home and said TC only covered 21 days which found out later is not true they got paid for 28 days..now mind you has been on drugs for about 8 yrs. and said 21 days was enough treatment..lol what a joke !!!!!!!!! word is now the ones to help you get off are addictive and are buying them now on the street to get high since they don't cost as much was what I was told
reality

United States

#14 Feb 25, 2011
the addiction problem in this area is out of control and i am speaking from experiece. my husband hid his pain pill addiction from me for over 2 yrs., i always knew in the back of my mind it was going on but didn't want to accept it. he finally admitted it to me and told me about suboxone therepy when he found out there was such a thing. the bad thing is just like everyone else is saying it is just a substitute and the doctors that offer it are unaffordable, so sadly we still have to obtain this illegally too. it is a synthetic opiate so it is better than the roxies he was on, but now he is just miserable everyday of his life because he still can't function without having them. he hates his life and just wants to be done with it all but the withdrawls are just as bad as the withdrawls from the opiates. i hate it for anyone that deals with this. the rehab in town SUCKS!!! they do more drugs and alcohol there than they would on the street!! we need good support systems in this area. after everything i have went thru i would do anything to help addicts. i know ppl that dont want to live like this but just feel stuck! its a lose lose situation once it starts. anyone going thru this needs more than just a substitute drug they need mental counceling and they need opportunities to change their lives. they cant get jobs even when they want too! and like a few others have sd these subsitutes of suboxone and methadone are just as addictive when used incorrectly. i hate seeing my husband so depressed he really does try to not take these but just struggles so bad if he goes without and that is just not who he is! everyone needs to understand that addiction can affect the lives of ppl you would never believe it could happen to. i pray God helps this county out because we are in one hell of a mess with no where to turn!
Amen

Newport, TN

#15 Feb 25, 2011
reality wrote:
the addiction problem in this area is out of control and i am speaking from experiece. my husband hid his pain pill addiction from me for over 2 yrs., i always knew in the back of my mind it was going on but didn't want to accept it. he finally admitted it to me and told me about suboxone therepy when he found out there was such a thing. the bad thing is just like everyone else is saying it is just a substitute and the doctors that offer it are unaffordable, so sadly we still have to obtain this illegally too. it is a synthetic opiate so it is better than the roxies he was on, but now he is just miserable everyday of his life because he still can't function without having them. he hates his life and just wants to be done with it all but the withdrawls are just as bad as the withdrawls from the opiates. i hate it for anyone that deals with this. the rehab in town SUCKS!!! they do more drugs and alcohol there than they would on the street!! we need good support systems in this area. after everything i have went thru i would do anything to help addicts. i know ppl that dont want to live like this but just feel stuck! its a lose lose situation once it starts. anyone going thru this needs more than just a substitute drug they need mental counceling and they need opportunities to change their lives. they cant get jobs even when they want too! and like a few others have sd these subsitutes of suboxone and methadone are just as addictive when used incorrectly. i hate seeing my husband so depressed he really does try to not take these but just struggles so bad if he goes without and that is just not who he is! everyone needs to understand that addiction can affect the lives of ppl you would never believe it could happen to. i pray God helps this county out because we are in one hell of a mess with no where to turn!
am going thru it with a child of mine has just about killed me with what all we have to go thru over their problem but they are family and love them no matter what don't like them at this point but love them if that makes any sense sit here night after night wondering if i am gonna get a phone call telling me to come id a body !! but they have to do it and have to want to do it thanks for telling it like it is :)anyone who hasn't been thru it cannot understand and just talk trash but let them walk a mile in our shoes any day and then see if they talk trash then!!!
noo1

Pigeon Forge, TN

#16 Feb 25, 2011
Ok Iam a former drug addict myself and I'll be honest with you..Methadone Is worse to come off of then any drug you will ever do trust me I have been there...I never really got off the drugs until I had to deal with all those symptons face to face and like a man. I went thru the worst withdrawls ever and when I finally got over them I was like forget that shit Iam long gone and never ever want to feel that bad ever again. So please If you can face It head on and cold turkey because I know Its hard and It feels rough but at the end of the tunnel there Is a light and you'll be thinking...Damn I never ever want to feel that bad or go thru that ever again. Thats what broke my habbit!
Amen

Newport, TN

#17 Feb 25, 2011
noo1 wrote:
Ok Iam a former drug addict myself and I'll be honest with you..Methadone Is worse to come off of then any drug you will ever do trust me I have been there...I never really got off the drugs until I had to deal with all those symptons face to face and like a man. I went thru the worst withdrawls ever and when I finally got over them I was like forget that shit Iam long gone and never ever want to feel that bad ever again. So please If you can face It head on and cold turkey because I know Its hard and It feels rough but at the end of the tunnel there Is a light and you'll be thinking...Damn I never ever want to feel that bad or go thru that ever again. Thats what broke my habbit!
how long did it take you and did you have to go to the dr. to get something to help you thru it..have heard it can kill you maybe even a heart attack if you are not careful
noo1

Knoxville, TN

#18 Feb 26, 2011
OK I first bought saboxin off the street and done them the first time for like 14 days and then came clean and made It work for about 2 months sober and then I got depressed and everything and went back to my old ways but the second time around I had lost my job and couldnt afford the saboxins so I was forced to do It "cold turkey" and let me tell you this...Cold turkey means just stopping completely and not having anything at all...thats what I done and believe me when you go thru all of those withdrawls for about 1-4 weeks you wont ever, ever, ever, ever wanna go back thru It again..I got off my habit thru God and willpower enough was enough and sadly I've lost a great woman to my past drug addiction and I'll never, ever get her back...and thats a high cost to pay just to feel good because looking back theres nothing like a womans love to make you feel really good
noo1

Knoxville, TN

#19 Feb 26, 2011
Also "Amen" let me tell you this...My drug addiction lasted as long as It did because of my family enabling me by giving me money or letting me clean the house/car/mow the yard for money..If your child Is doing drugs then just trust me on this. You need to set up rules In your house and force them and no matter what DO NOT give In no matter how big the arguement, the fits they throw just put your faith In god and believe my friend. Do not give them any kind of money for any reason. If your kid Is like I was they will lie to you and say Can I have $20 to buy some cigs, deodrant, get a haircut..They'll lie and make up excuses just to get the next fix and It means any means nessicarily! Rather It be stealing, robbing or whatever. Please do not enable your child any longer. Dont give them money and If they ask you for money to buy anything at all just say NO I wont give you the money but Instead I will take you and buy the items for you and you keep the reciept and peal all the bar codes off those items. If you will do this and stick to It then you will have your normal, sober kid back. As long as he has an enabler he will always get his way and get his next fix. I will turn 23 this year and I was a drug addict since I was 14 years old and Iam currently working on a dream of mine to become a drug counselor.
ha ha ha

Memphis, TN

#20 Feb 26, 2011
smoke weed its better for ya

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