Prescription For Addiction - And Death

And Death posted July 13, 2008 Let me begin by offering my condolences to the families of the young men who recently overdosed on, per the report, methadone. Full Story

“Out to ban methadone”

Since: Jun 08

Winston Salem, NC

#1 Jul 13, 2008
Another great article and I commend this doctor for what he is trying to do.
MMt Works

Tempe, AZ

#2 Jul 13, 2008
Have you contacted him? Can anyone contact this person? I would be willing to get materials and present it to school districts in my hometown. I would be willing to explain first hand what addiction can do to a person and how a person is able to get out of it, along with drugs and how dangerous they are. But you think I am just another methadone laden brain probably and dont care if I might be willing to help stop diversion and stop the deaths. Respond only if you can answer my questions.

“METHADONE=DEATHA DONE”

Since: Feb 08

Portsmouth

#3 Jul 13, 2008
Dr. Steven E. Adams
Hixson
Stevea1967@Hotmail.com
MMt Works

Tempe, AZ

#4 Jul 13, 2008
You know, his presentation about how drugs are dangerous and the death situation needing to be addressed is pretty neat. Putting it in a newspaper for people to read (and it making it to Topix-reaching a lot of readers) was IMO pretty smart. Its all about the presentation and the character behind the organization. I bet this guy will get a lot of emails now.

“Out to ban methadone”

Since: Jun 08

Winston Salem, NC

#5 Jul 13, 2008
MMt Works wrote:
Have you contacted him? Can anyone contact this person? I would be willing to get materials and present it to school districts in my hometown. I would be willing to explain first hand what addiction can do to a person and how a person is able to get out of it, along with drugs and how dangerous they are. But you think I am just another methadone laden brain probably and dont care if I might be willing to help stop diversion and stop the deaths. Respond only if you can answer my questions.
Sent email out today. But, just to let you know, I may answer anything I choose to, even if I don't answer your question. I don't take commands from you or anyone else here. You seem to have a little control issue going on. It won't fly here. If you are qualified to go into the schools to educate or wherever, i think it would be great for you to do so, if you can go without promoting methadone. That, I would have a problem with and probably the school system would too. Most school systems would want you to be qualified to give such drug abuse education and if you are, then do it. That would be a great place to start.
Corrinne

Bridgeport, CT

#6 Jul 25, 2008
Ban Methadone wrote:
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Sent email out today. But, just to let you know, I may answer anything I choose to, even if I don't answer your question. I don't take commands from you or anyone else here. You seem to have a little control issue going on. It won't fly here. If you are qualified to go into the schools to educate or wherever, i think it would be great for you to do so, if you can go without promoting methadone. That, I would have a problem with and probably the school system would too. Most school systems would want you to be qualified to give such drug abuse education and if you are, then do it. That would be a great place to start.
Ban Methadone y would u want to take away something that has helped so many people who use it the way they are supposed to. There will be casualities to everything y don't we ban driving since so many people die every year in accidents or keep our kids out of school because of all the school shootings. Now Iam sure you have some sad little story about methadone ruining your life or taking someone u love (or u better have) cuz if your one of those people that are not even or ever been a user ( like the abortion crazys that hang out in front of the clinics and scream @ u) Cuz methadone when used correctly is a wonderfulthing to help u kick your habit every drug is misused and people will always die.I hope you haven't had to experience the death of a loved one due to the MISUSE of methadone but I have experinced the death of aloved one because she DID NOT use methadone and was so stuck on dope and prescription painkillers she OD'ed so loosing my mom @ 21 really sucked but people like u who want to ban this drug are really crazy it does do its harm but so does breathing the air outside but it has its ups and downs

Since: Jul 08

Dearborn, MI

#7 Jul 25, 2008
Methadone the replacement drug...hahaha. Kick the habit on your own. I buried my son because of methadone. He was 20. I almost died from having to watch him be put down in the ground in a grave that should have been mine instead of his. HE was suppose to bury me. Yet I still live and have survived the single most worst thing a person could ever go thru and you know what? I am not on drugs. Can you believe that. I am so sick of people whining and crying about thier addiction and how they need something to help them.
My son had less than a dose of methadone in his system and he died because HE took it. Just like your mother chose whatever she took. She didnt die because she didnt take methadone, methadone would have killed her too just like it killed my baby.
You should learn from your mothers mistake and get strong and do whatever you can to get off methadone before it kills you too.
I am sorry for your pain and your loss. I just know that I have survivied and you can too.

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