created by: MarksKitty | Feb 22, 2008

Pineville, WV

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Methadone Clinic's Good or Bad?

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Feb 22, 2008
 

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So since so rudely we are told we shouldn't be speaking about the recent drug bust how do you feel about Methadone Clinic's?

IMO Our state government should pass a law on these clinic's. Which would include:

1. Person is given set amount of time to use this facility.

2. At beginning of treatment, said person is to sign a contract stating that he or she, if not off drugs by set date, that he or she shall forfeit all rights : welfare, drivers licenses, parental rights, human rights and be forced into a rehab center for a set amount of time, having no contact with any individual other than those in the rehab center.

3. On completion of rehab, he or she will be given only certain rights back until they have proven themselves clean.

4. Weekly drug tests would be administered for one year before he or she would regain parental rights.

I, as a tax payer, would rather spend my money on the construction of a rehab center that will help a user get themselves clean.

I, as a tax payer, would rather see my money being spent on taking care of families who are taking care of their children, making sure they are in a safe environment until their parent(s) is healed from their disease.
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Feb 22, 2008
 

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Well said MarksKitty. We should have a drug-free cookout this spring. We'll talk later.

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Feb 22, 2008
 

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Thank you.

I see so many people wasting away on methadone now. How people can abuse something that is suppose to be helping them get clean, which in reality is only doing nothing but hurting them more I will never understand.

I don't think I'll we'll ever see our communities drug free ever again.. Not unless we, as individual, come together and fight back with our brains!
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I completely agree. I have even heard a few people who use the clinic say that it is just a cheaper high.(Not saying that EVERYONE who goes there uses it for this reason) A very close friend of mine goes to the clinic and has been going there for 3 years that I know of. I really hate it because I feel like she isn't making ANY progress and has convinced herself that it's better to use the methadone than RX Drugs. I think it should definitely have a set end date or something. Her dose is INCREASING not decreasing, and to me that seems contraindicative. I thought it was to ween them off? I personally think it would be a good thing if they could get some more rules about using it.
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I think that poll is bull shit. I have a sister that is in a methodone clinic and it is helping here get off of other drugs. The doctors said if she didn't go to a clinic that she would go threw withdrawls and she would have a miscarrage, and no methodone is not harmful to the baby or they wouldn't give it to here. So please don't post comments about shit you have no clue about
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Feb 27, 2008
 

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This is from uneducated people you do not know what you are talking about. Methadone keeps you from getting hi on any type of narcotics,this is a big plus.People are gonna drink do drugs or smoke wacky backy.This is the least harmful the others you can not work or hold a productive life,you can on methadone,its one way or another there is no stopping people !

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clean 8yrs wrote:
This is from uneducated people you do not know what you are talking about. Methadone keeps you from getting hi on any type of narcotics,this is a big plus.People are gonna drink do drugs or smoke wacky backy.This is the least harmful the others you can not work or hold a productive life,you can on methadone,its one way or another there is no stopping people !
UNLESS you mix the methadone with a Benzodiazepine.(Klonopin, Xanax, Valium..etc) Then you can still get high on any opiate.

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clean 8yrs wrote:
This is from uneducated people you do not know what you are talking about. Methadone keeps you from getting hi on any type of narcotics,this is a big plus.People are gonna drink do drugs or smoke wacky backy.This is the least harmful the others you can not work or hold a productive life,you can on methadone,its one way or another there is no stopping people !
I know MANY productive potheads. Don't tell me about being uneducated. Not only are you uneducated, you are ignorant and naive. Please, know and UNDERSTAND the words coming out of your mouth before you let them fly.
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FDG wrote:
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I know MANY productive potheads. Don't tell me about being uneducated. Not only are you uneducated, you are ignorant and naive. Please, know and UNDERSTAND the words coming out of your mouth before you let them fly.
Your exactly right. I know plenty of them that go to the Meth Clinic at 6 in the morning, and by 3 in the afternoon, they're looking for an Oxy. To me, the meth. is only only making the situation worse. I don't know what you can take or not take while your getting the Meth. but, I do know that it doesn't work for everybody. I am going to do my research though.

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clean 8yrs wrote:
This is from uneducated people you do not know what you are talking about. Methadone keeps you from getting hi on any type of narcotics,this is a big plus.People are gonna drink do drugs or smoke wacky backy.This is the least harmful the others you can not work or hold a productive life,you can on methadone,its one way or another there is no stopping people !
I have heard many methadone junkies say that this is just an easier and cheaper way to get a fix. These are the people that are abusing it.

That is WHY there needs to be a set time limit as to how long they are giving this route of treatment. The ones who are there for the purpose of getting clean will make this deadline.

Those that are there just for the wrong reasons will be weeded out one by one. Then they won't be out roaming the streets for some other fix because they'll be locked up in a rehab place and have lost all the rights in society until they have proven themselves.

Like I said, I would much rather have my tax money spent on the construction of rebab centers than paying for methadone clinics!

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I think it could work if you WANT it to work, but personally, I don't know ANYONE who it has helped. Just the goverments way of makin' it legal to get high and makin' more money!
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Does anyone know of someone who has walked away from a methodone clinic clean? I personally have not heard of anyone. Isn't that the objective. I worked in detox/psych several years ago and we gradually decreased dosing until withdrawal symptoms was absent. When I first started working with detox, methodone had been taken off of our formulary because of the widespread abuse. I am wondering why they began using it again for detox? It's sad to think that someone has been attending a methodone clinic for 3 years or even longer than 6 months. Until the federal government, FDA, sets stricter guidelines for administration of controlled substances, the problem will only continue to escalate. Remember also back in the late 80's, early 90's we seen an increase in medical malpractice suits, people suing for not being "kept comfortable and free of pain". This is when it all began! Doctors & nurses began getting afraid to not medicate for fear of reprocussions.

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I have yet to hear of someone who has used the methadone to walk away from drugs. I've read a few posts here where people have claimed that they used it to get clean, but the people I know who go there just use it as a fix.
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meths just an easy high ,i`ve been told its way better than oxy, the clinics are a joke
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the clinics have helped a lot of people, and are not nearly as bad as you are all maki g them our to be. For the record whilentaking methadone it prevents u from feeling the effects of any opioate, so it would be a waste of time and money to take oxys while taking methadone.

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I lost a family member a couple of years ago to drug abuse. During the time of their addiction I learned more than I would have ever wanted to know about all the little tricks of cheating and beating drug tests, of convincing the family that they were winning the battle, and every lie that has ever been told by an abuser. Please don't ever believe that they can't take meth and get high. That is so misleading, and the majority of the abusers that go to these clinics go for one reason and one reason only. Methadone and your anti-anxiety drugs such as xanax, valium, and klonapin gives them a high that is much more intense than you could even begin to imagine. The sad and scary thing about this is that it is also so much more dangerous than doing them alone or with another combination of drugs. My family did a lot of research on methadone and mixing it with other drugs. Please listen to me. If they do not come clean in a reasonable amount of time they are not going to get help. They will even go to the doctor and get pain pills and trade them to someone that has that for their drug of choice for the xanax, valium, and klonapin to mix with their methadone. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Listen to me , This is so dangerous!!!

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The clinics can help if the person wants it to. Though there needs to be a better way!
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all of you need to be doing some more research! I was addicted to opiates for 25 years, eventually i checked into a methadone clinic and after two years i walked away from that methadone clinic drug free and have been drug free for 5 years now. if you have not been addicted to something you dont know what its like. isint it better to have a methadone clinic then people out on the streets risking their lives. you all can go to hell saying these clinics are bad and misused because those same clinics saved my life.
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what happens to the people who have a life change and can not afford the clinics any longer. the doctors at the clinics just turn them away because they have no money but the doctors are the ones who got them hooked on methadone but will not help treat them when withdrawals began

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