methadone clinic
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kharma

Richlands, VA

#1 Apr 4, 2013
I want some feedback from people who actually went to the methadone clinic. Did it help you? Would you go back if need be? Has your general well-being improved since you started?
pissed

Fredericksburg, VA

#2 Apr 4, 2013
kharma wrote:
I want some feedback from people who actually went to the methadone clinic. Did it help you? Would you go back if need be? Has your general well-being improved since you started?
I been clean for ten yrs now it helped me . I went two xs. The first time I was on to high of dose . The 2nd time I only stayed six mmonths an low dose just enuff not get sick . It good if u reallly want to quit . It rough when u detox off it two I think it was worst than pills . Good luck it saved my life
Janie

Richlands, VA

#3 Apr 4, 2013
kharma wrote:
I want some feedback from people who actually went to the methadone clinic. Did it help you? Would you go back if need be? Has your general well-being improved since you started?
If you are serious about getting help go to Galax treatment center
kharma

Richlands, VA

#4 Apr 4, 2013
I should have been more clear, I went for like 10+yrs. I was on a really high dose. After spending just over $40,000 total to the clinic for my "treatment" I hit a financial snag, got behind and got rapidly detoxed. I get it, it's a business and if you don't pay you don't get their service. This was almost 3yrs ago. I'm on suboxone now, off benzo's and cldn't be happier but th thing is I thought I was doing good when I was going but in reality I was a zombie. Now that I see things through a clear set of eyes I just started wondering if ther were other people that are living or had lived the "methadone clinic" lifestyle that had any thoughts on it.
kharma

Richlands, VA

#5 Apr 4, 2013
I agree with "pissed" tho b/c you do have to want it, I didn't at the time and a low dose is def the key to success when 'done is involved. Man, it sure is a bitch to get off of I will tell you that. I have already cut my sub dose by 1/3 and havn't had any trouble so far.
Elvis

Tazewell, VA

#6 Apr 4, 2013
I was on it for about 8 years. It rotted my teeth and I gained 100lbs. I would get up go get dosed , hunt bentos and eat sweets and eat. I switched to Suboxone and came out of that zombie assed life. Hell I went 6 years with no sex, no interest in anything but eating , nerve pills and sleeping . I am down to half a Suboxone a day and 100% better off.
thanks

Tazewell, VA

#8 Apr 10, 2013
Doesn't help
tdm

Princeton, WV

#9 Apr 24, 2013
Put me in icy 5 days going off cold Turkey at140 mg day....does rot out all ur teeth, u don't care about shit, and after I got out of hospital I didn't get off sofa for a month just rehabbing, was worst ever
kharma

Richlands, VA

#10 Apr 24, 2013
It is the worst way to treat opiate addiction. The staff up there is rude and could care less if you ever detox. I wouldn't recommend that place to my worste enemy. If they used the methadone properly like it was intended (in small doses w/strict monitoring & no take homes) it may possibly work but the detox would still be misery...I feel sorry for the people that go there. I wish I could help every one of them. All u end up with is rotten teeth, empty bank account & the worste kind of sick!!!
for real

Richlands, VA

#11 Apr 24, 2013
kharma wrote:
It is the worst way to treat opiate addiction. The staff up there is rude and could care less if you ever detox. I wouldn't recommend that place to my worste enemy. If they used the methadone properly like it was intended (in small doses w/strict monitoring & no take homes) it may possibly work but the detox would still be misery...I feel sorry for the people that go there. I wish I could help every one of them. All u end up with is rotten teeth, empty bank account & the worste kind of sick!!!
...its nothing but a money racket, first big pharma gets you hooked on their dope and then gives you more dope as a treatment for being on dope to start with, a vicious cycle that makes others rich off of the suffering of those they exploit, it is a criminal enterprise no different than a street drug dealer, except it's "legal", even though it's worse for your health and is almost impossible to quit, worse than coming off heroin or benzo's by far (something they know very well), stay away from the methadone slavery, stay away from using narcotics to treat narcotic addiction (common sense?), it's just a crutch and solves nothing in treating the underlying problems of said addictions...
Laughs

Tazewell, VA

#12 May 6, 2013
Are you serious? Help? HAHAHA
My opinion

Asheville, NC

#14 May 7, 2013
It's just a legal way to get illegal drugs! It is sure money for that business. Once you are in it they will not encourage you to come off. I have a very close friend who has been on it at least 10 years with no talk if coming off of it. It's a sad situation!
kharma

Cedar Bluff, VA

#15 May 7, 2013
So do I. I know when I was there the only time the nurses or my "counselor" ever mentioned me detoxing was if I didn't have the $$$ to pay!! What does that say about the place?? My friend has been there over 10yrs now & she sees how much better my life is now that I'm off of it but she doesn't feel she can detox & gets NO encouragement from them. I wish I could do something about that place you guys I really do. I'm not even saying like try to shut it down (although it would be nice) I just wish I could somehow encourage the people that are stuck in there to get out before they end up like I did. How can the people that work there not even attempt to encourage patients to detox??? It drives me crazy watching my friend nodding out & having horrible mood swings. I just want to shake her & scream "LOOK AT YOURSELF, THIS IS NO LIFE" Yes, I'm on suboxone & I know their are plenty of people that believe it's no diff than methadone, but it is.
sense

Richlands, VA

#16 May 7, 2013
kharma wrote:
So do I. I know when I was there the only time the nurses or my "counselor" ever mentioned me detoxing was if I didn't have the $$$ to pay!! What does that say about the place?? My friend has been there over 10yrs now & she sees how much better my life is now that I'm off of it but she doesn't feel she can detox & gets NO encouragement from them. I wish I could do something about that place you guys I really do. I'm not even saying like try to shut it down (although it would be nice) I just wish I could somehow encourage the people that are stuck in there to get out before they end up like I did. How can the people that work there not even attempt to encourage patients to detox??? It drives me crazy watching my friend nodding out & having horrible mood swings. I just want to shake her & scream "LOOK AT YOURSELF, THIS IS NO LIFE" Yes, I'm on suboxone & I know their are plenty of people that believe it's no diff than methadone, but it is.
...good for you, but you must realize you are still relying on another narcotic, continuing your addictions, if you truly want to free yourself from the slavery of big pharma, you have to reach within yourself and seek real therapy in order to find out why you have these problems and in order to solve them and thereby be free from them, stay with it, and put down your pills, I feel for you and understand where you are coming from, but honestly, you are still a slave to your addiction, whatever the reason's are, find yourself, let go and see life and live it for what time you have on this earth, it can be more beautiful than you could ever imagine, especially without crutches and blinders, I wish you the best and peace always...
Ink

Woodbury, NJ

#17 May 7, 2013
There are employees there that do care and are happy to see people detoxing. The problem is the overhead, keep in mind, every nurse or counselor there is logged into their computer and everything they do is seen by their supervisor. No matter how much they want to help, their hands are tied for fear of loosing their jobs.
lmao

Richlands, VA

#18 May 7, 2013
Ink wrote:
There are employees there that do care and are happy to see people detoxing. The problem is the overhead, keep in mind, every nurse or counselor there is logged into their computer and everything they do is seen by their supervisor. No matter how much they want to help, their hands are tied for fear of loosing their jobs.
...so said many who worked for the Nazi's, they work for legalized drug dealers, no excuse, sorry!
kharma

Cedar Bluff, VA

#20 May 8, 2013
Ink wrote:
There are employees there that do care and are happy to see people detoxing. The problem is the overhead, keep in mind, every nurse or counselor there is logged into their computer and everything they do is seen by their supervisor. No matter how much they want to help, their hands are tied for fear of loosing their jobs.
Are you serious???? So if they help/encourage patients then they lose their jobs!?! Does that sound normal to you? They are nurses & counselors, not corrections officers!!! Some of those ladies up there are cold hearted bitches any way you slice it lady! I'm sorry but I have no sympathy for them, they shouldn't be working there if it's that bad. Times are tough, but they aren't that tough.
kharma

Cedar Bluff, VA

#21 May 8, 2013
To Sense: Thank you for the kind words. You're right bout the suboxone. I have started detoxing now, I think I started bout a week after I started this thread. I'm down to 2 a day now & so far so good. I have hope. Something I never had on methadone. My life has changed drastically since those days. I notice the smallest things now like how green the grass is or how beautiful the birds sound outside of my house. My senses were re-awakened when I finally got all that poison out of my system & I know that when I do get completely off the suboxone it will be even better :)
Ink

Clinton, MD

#22 May 8, 2013
kharma wrote:
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Are you serious???? So if they help/encourage patients then they lose their jobs!?! Does that sound normal to you? They are nurses & counselors, not corrections officers!!! Some of those ladies up there are cold hearted bitches any way you slice it lady! I'm sorry but I have no sympathy for them, they shouldn't be working there if it's that bad. Times are tough, but they aren't that tough.
Yes I was serious, I didn't stay long because I couldn't fix things. Everyday I left hurting for someone I had seen during the day. I was cussed and screamed at but understood that these people were hurting.
Trails

North Tazewell, VA

#23 May 9, 2013
What we should be posting is a list of the dummies who go there. Come on now, Ive heard that there are people who have sat in the parking lot just looking to see who goes in there.

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