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Federal officials shut down Rockland methadone clinic

There are 29 comments on the VillageSoup story from Aug 19, 2010, titled Federal officials shut down Rockland methadone clinic. In it, VillageSoup reports that:

Rockland Police Chief Bruce Boucher was one of many law enforcement agency officials at the Turning Tide methadone clinic on Thursday as it was shut down by the federal government.

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Rockland, ME

#21 Jan 3, 2011
Brain Taco wrote:
I thought people in Maine were way into hillbilly heroin. Why mess around with methadone?
Your all screwed up. The hillbillies are down south and with you.
whatafuckingdumb ass

Pine Bush, NY

#22 Apr 19, 2011
hillbilly heroin is another name for oxycodone idiot. it has nothing to do with location

Bangor, ME

#23 Apr 19, 2011
whatafuckingdumbass wrote:
hillbilly heroin is another name for oxycodone idiot. it has nothing to do with location
If you are really from NY, that is the place where all you dummies come from. You seem to know all the slang names for that stuff. I,m just learning from all you dope heads, if that is what you are. Oxycodone.That stuff is not much to kill pain with. Been there and done that W/O much relief. So take care you dumb ass.

Howland, ME

#24 Apr 23, 2011
Brain Taco wrote:
I thought people in Maine were way into hillbilly heroin. Why mess around with methadone?
It's free.

United States

#25 May 10, 2011
Why do you keep referring to methadone as "meth"? That is gonna send the wrong message to the misinformed. How hard is it for you to type the remaining 5 letters and just type methadone?!
rachamim ben ami

United States

#26 Nov 10, 2011
Of course one would expect ignoramuses in a thread like this but really, pulling out the sinking of a ship in 1967 to make a point?
Methadone is NOT harder to "get off of." In fact, its symptoms at cessation are very mild when compared to morphine, heroin, or oxycodone. They DO last a lot longer though and that is because of its 36 hour half life. Symptoms typically don't begin for 5 days when someone has used it regularly over the course of how many years.
It was NOT "invented" by Hitler. It WAS invented by his government because Germany was cut off from supplies of opium and needed to produce comprable opioids (synthetic opiates). Soldiers getting wounded, Germans still needing analgesics during the war, and so on.
As far as methadone "getting people high," if you consider "sedation" to be a fun thing, you have an argument. However, opiate/opioid users and addicts crave euphoria. Methadone is chemically incapable of producing it. Euphoria is a quantifiable value assayed by tail flick/sphincter contraction, motility, and brain imaging.
For general information, all opiates/opioids are subject to a four part rule known as the Morphine Rule. Methadone fails on the fourth part, specifically, it doesn't have a CH2-CH2 Group linked to a tertiary nitrogen atom. It can relieve pain (though shouldn't be prescribed for chronic pain due to its long half life), and it can be substituted for other opiates/opioids to stave off withdrawal symptoms. It is therefore the perfect substitution for opiate/opioid addicts.
However, why would methadone be "bad" IF it did produce euphoria? People posting here talking about the evils of drugs, great...you better never drink a drop of alcohol, take a sip of coffee, tea or cola, and for that matter, never go near chocolate. Humans have used psychoactive substances since the dawn of time and the only time it becomes problematic is when ignoramuses apply Prohibition, which never works anyway. China and Iran both used to execute common addicts. Both countries learned the hard way that people will use drugs no matter the consequences. Therefore, it is only sensible to supply medicaly pure substances dispensed under medical supervision. Methadone, now used in Iran and China by the way, allows addicts to become stable, law abiding citizens. If you disagree with it because of some moral chip on your shoulder you have a bigger problem than the worst addict .
Hypocrisy is sad.
As for the clown trying to sell electro-gadgets, get a life.

Santa Barbara, CA

#27 Mar 31, 2012
i totally agree.
bruce wrote:
on behalf of 280 RECOVERING addicts and 15 HARD WORKING AMERICANS i want to thank you for destroying our hopes and dreams of beating the disease of adddiction with these people suffer from. now that you have closed the clinic, there are 280 addicts that are soon going to be willing to do anything to keep from getting dope sick. this includes buying pills, heroin, methadone etc. and soon they are going to be broke and needing to find $$$ to pay for their drugs, i.e., crime. so i dont know who wants their car stolen first but just post your name and address and i'm sure we can accomodate you. furthermore both my live-in girlfriend and i worked there so now we are now both out of a job. who is going to pay my rent in 2 weeks? i hope all of you people who made and help/encouraged this to happen are happy now. thank you very much you inconsiderate, self-centered, uneducated, stuck up, self righteous jerks. i hope you get what you deserve and these people rob every last one of you blind since you did this to them. heck i may even turn to a life of crime myself to pay the rent. how much is that blue ray player of yours worth at a pawn shop?

Ewa Beach, HI

#28 Sep 10, 2013
whatamess wrote:
Best thing that ever happened. All it does is replace one drug with another. Some dope heads have been on Meth for years and can't get off that
METH IS NOT AN OPIATE methadone is .. be clearer

Arlington, VA

#29 Nov 22, 2014
They should close down every, single, money making, scheming, murdering, Methadone clinic now!

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