Drug Detox and Rehab May Finally Replace Methadone for Heroin Addicts

Jul 12, 2008 | Posted by: mike1975 | Full story: ezineseeker.com

Methadone treatment is finally being recognized as the abject failure that it is.

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mars138

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Yeah ban methadone
Hey kid methadone is not a good thing. i have gone to the clinic on 150mg which is way too much for anyone, but i talked the doctors into upimng my dose to that within 2 weeks i started at 40mg which is all they are supposto give you and had them increase it 10 a day untill i got to 150. fewe years ago i was up to 200mg a day which is the highest dose allowed to give in michigan and i was 20 years o9ld and was up to 200mg i9n about 3 weeks. i didnt need that much no where near it. the doctors should know that, and im shure they did but increased it so they could get the $70 a week from me. also 75% of the people who go there are still useing, i would talk tyo people and most of them used if not daily casually. i am 29 now still trying to kick, myt mom was just pulled over today and thrown in jail for possesion, she has been useing on and off for 40 years. methadone is a old drug, now thetre is a drug called subboxine which will give you a small buzz the 1st day or 2 but after the 3rd day the opiate blocker is blocking all of the weak opiate that is in subboxine, so now no buzz and you feel like a million bucks no withdraw. in a week or 2 you ween your serlf off the subboxine and thats all.methadone also is hard to kick, some say harder than herion. if someone is se4rious about quiting they should take the subboxine, its so much better and you dopnt have to goto the meth clinic every day you7 just have to find a doctor who can perscribe subboxine. not all doctors can and the ones who can can only have 30 patients on it, they also are in it for the mopney too. they try and tell you yopu have to take it for months, which is bull. i had a $50 a day habbit and got my rx took 8 mg for the firsdt 5 days, then took 3/4ths of a pill for three days, then half for 3 then a quarter then none, i had no withdraw just had a little trouble getting motivated, thats mostly in your head. trust me jr everybodys in it for the money, not just for drugs, but religion, love, just name it ande some a$$ hole is exploiting som,eones trust. and the weed thing yeah im for leagleizing it but its not addictive and vicodine, oxy, perks are so theres a bwetyter chasnce of someone going to the doctor evgery month for pills keeping rx componeys, doctors, and the 3% of america who have enough money to buy stock in componeys like phizer at $100 a share to get richer, also you cant grow pills. just look at alt fule cars they have had the means to do it for 40 years, but look at who owns the oil componeys and the majority share holders, all people with alot of power.

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Aug 25, 2008
 
Tammy wrote:
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I am currently on Methadone for Chronic Pain, because I didnt want to become an addict, who was addicted to percocet or any other opiate. I coudlnt have made a better choice, then to go on it. I am NOT a drug addict, have never abused drugs or Alcohol, and have NEVER taken more then my dosage. Im sure if people take more then their dosage, it can become a bad problem. I have never Withdrawn from Methadone or had any ugly side effects, with out methadone, I would live my life in complete pain, so Methadone isnt as ugly as everyone is making it out to be. With out it, I would be in a wheelchair. I know you just cant go to the dr, say you have an ache, and he would give you methadone, but after years and years of chronic pain, pain meds, I believe Methadone has saved my life, and given me a second chance. Sorry If I have offended anyone.. Tammy in Baltimore MD 40 year old mom of 3 college students.
Tammy,

I am also a pain patient on methadone and it has worked wonders for me and my life in dealing w/ long term chronic pain and you are right in stating that we are NOT addicts, we are dependent on our medication and no matter what anyone thinks, there is a big difference. Dont' let others bring you down.....believe me they will try.

I had been through many forms of opiod medications for over 10 plus years, along w/ steroid injections, tens units, physical therapy, massage therapy, specialists and multiple mris', x-rays and CT scans. I was not a candidate for surgery and my last choice was going to pain management, where I was given methadone for pain relief.

After years of popping pills, such as vicodin and oxycodone, along w/ the therapies and procedures' listed above I was given methadone over 3 years ago and it has been a wonderful tool in my pain management. I have been close to pain free on most days, yet I still have the tough days, but for the most part I am functionable, clear-headed and have went back to working full time for a pain management clinc, finished my MBA and am able to spend real quality time w/ my family.

The best part about finding the right treatment for you and finding an educated and well-respected physician is that you get your life back and my family and I could not be more pleased! I also have the pleasure of witnessing hunderds of pain patients' a week benefiting from methadone as a tool in their pain mgmt. program at my daily workplace. Its' such a rewarding career.

In the beginning, taking methadone for the first time was literally a "tough pill to swallow". But at that point my husband and I were willing to try anything to get my pain levels back to "normal" and thank goodness, it worked!

Congratulations w/ your success w/ methadone. This proves, yet again that methadone actually helps people live their lives again without having to live in chronic pain. When you have an educated physician and understand the dangers and benefits of methadone it can be a very useful tool for those suffering daily in chronic pain.

Your last sentence; "I believe Methadone has saved my life, and given me a second chance", is such an inspiration for thousands of human beings in the same situation, including myself. You dont' have to feel sorry at all for offending anyone on this public forum. You have made a decision that works for you and it is YOUR decision and YOUR life. Nobody knows you as well as you do!

As long as your physician has educated you about the dangers and benefits of methadone and you have educated yourself, you should feel very lucky that you have that second chance. I feel the same way.

Thank you for sharing. I can relate to you very well and look forward to you sharing more of your history and views in the future.

Take care and congratulations again, on finding what works for you and your pain.

"It is inhumane to leave a human being in pain".

Take care and best wishes!

PainFree
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Well said, PF!
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Methadone is Deadly wrote:
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Calm down there Dave.
Thank you for your input and opinion...if you lost a child to this drug, tell me please, how would you think you would feel then? Although how one 'thinks' they would feel can never be close to how it actually is when it happens.
Methadone kills....
I hope you die
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Ban Methadone wrote:
Let's just keep our fingers crossed and hope this will become true. Our mental health reform has been a flop anyway.
Ban Methadone
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Wow Jim, you hope me and Pam die? That is really nice for you to wish for us. Gotta love you methadonians. BTW, I will die, Pam will die and so will you. That's a given.
PS-How long have you been on the done?
Love, Mary

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jim wrote:
<quoted text> I hope you die
Quite a rough statement you made. God forgives you and I forgive you for harboring so much hate for someone you don't even know.
As Mary said, we are all going to die in time....your wishing it on someone will neither hasten or delay that fact.
Peace,
Pam

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Hey Pam, Ive been threatened with baseball bats, firing squads and now this wish. Gosh, as pissed as Ive been before, Ive never wished for any advocate to die. They really hate us!!!!!

Mary

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Methadone Kills wrote:
Hey Pam, Ive been threatened with baseball bats, firing squads and now this wish. Gosh, as pissed as Ive been before, Ive never wished for any advocate to die. They really hate us!!!!!
Mary
I am catching up with you on the threats....it's okay I just consider the source. These fly by nighters don't scare us at all!
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Ruby_Tuesday wrote:
It's about time some truth was told. It's just unbelievable how many disregard the TRUTH when it comes to methadone. Motivated by money that's what methadone is by big pharama. At least some truth is being told!!!!
What and rehab s do it for the love of it, wake up luv smell the rehab dollars.
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Everyone does not use rehabs as a rest stop. Many get clean and stay clean. One $8500 rehab and here I am with 14 years clean. Wonder how much I would have paid for the done in 14 years? Add it up susie.
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iluv2bike wrote:
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What and rehab s do it for the love of it, wake up luv smell the rehab dollars.
You can't say methadone isn't a big pharma issue? Don't post to me like that, I've done nothing to you.
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jim wrote:
<quoted text> I hope you die
And people have judged this with brilliant, helpful and agree.

This is just as low as bashing the deceased, have you people no shame at all?

What kind of people are you? Wait, don't answer that, I really don't want to know.
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jim wrote:
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You should be careful jim, Karma.
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I just wander why cant doctors find something tohelp these people and make life easier for them.I am and have been with the same guy for 20 years i am 36 he is 46 and he is an addict,we have 3 beautiful children 2gether he has his own company works hard trys to do well has been through so much shit as a young fulla that wasnt his fault which has some blame as to why he turned to drugs...yet he is now on the done and has been for 6-8 years why cant doctors give ya a tablet once a mornin that just helps you live a normal clean healthy life?
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Kat wrote:
I just wander why cant doctors find something tohelp these people and make life easier for them.I am and have been with the same guy for 20 years i am 36 he is 46 and he is an addict,we have 3 beautiful children 2gether he has his own company works hard trys to do well has been through so much shit as a young fulla that wasnt his fault which has some blame as to why he turned to drugs...yet he is now on the done and has been for 6-8 years why cant doctors give ya a tablet once a mornin that just helps you live a normal clean healthy life?
They can either give you liquid or a pill. Methadone or Suboxone. Those are the choice right now for replacement therapy.
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Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
I've read through some of your posts and offer this suggestion for people who are on a methadone maintenence program. The suggestion is to detox immediately. I work for Sunrise Detox Center is Lake Worth, FL. That being said, I have witnessed countless people who unknowingly have been put on long methadone maintenence programs, not knowing how truly difficult it would be to eventually detox themselves off of this horrid drug. At Sunrise Detox, we have helped people come off of dosages in excess of 200mg of methadone and have personally witnessed them get "sober" for the first time in years. Detox from methadone is one of the most difficult to go through, but the alternative is potentially fatal.
For anyone on opiates, the invention of Suboxone and Subutex is somewhat of a miracle drug once the decision to get clean has been made. Gone are the horrid symptoms of detox that one used to have to go through. There is hope. Sunrise Detox would be happy to help methadone addicts, opiate addicts, benzo abusers, alcholics, cocaine users. We believe in a comfortable but real detox. Our goal is to get you safely through detox and move you on to dealing with the underlying mental addiction. You can reach me anytime of the day or night with questions Five-Six-One, Three-Zero-Nine, One-One-One-One. Ask for Joe.
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Joe wrote:
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen,
I've read through some of your posts and offer this suggestion for people who are on a methadone maintenence program. The suggestion is to detox immediately. I work for Sunrise Detox Center is Lake Worth, FL. That being said, I have witnessed countless people who unknowingly have been put on long methadone maintenence programs, not knowing how truly difficult it would be to eventually detox themselves off of this horrid drug. At Sunrise Detox, we have helped people come off of dosages in excess of 200mg of methadone and have personally witnessed them get "sober" for the first time in years. Detox from methadone is one of the most difficult to go through, but the alternative is potentially fatal.
For anyone on opiates, the invention of Suboxone and Subutex is somewhat of a miracle drug once the decision to get clean has been made. Gone are the horrid symptoms of detox that one used to have to go through. There is hope. Sunrise Detox would be happy to help methadone addicts, opiate addicts, benzo abusers, alcholics, cocaine users. We believe in a comfortable but real detox. Our goal is to get you safely through detox and move you on to dealing with the underlying mental addiction. You can reach me anytime of the day or night with questions Five-Six-One, Three-Zero-Nine, One-One-One-One. Ask for Joe.
Thanks for the advertisement of your facility. How much does it cost to go there for detox, 28 days, and do you have longer stays available such as 90 days, six months, 1 year? How much do those cost? Can someone come in there if they dont have any insurance? Please answer those questions for me. Does one have to detox cold turkey or are other meds given to help with withdrawals. Are you a 12 step facility? Do you think 12 steps are the only way to go and what is your percentages for success? How many relapses have your patients had? I am interested in knowing the stats on your facility. Also are you aware that replacement therapy is the only therapy out there right now is the only therapy that has had continued success in getting one off opiates and off the streets and back into mainstream society? Yes it tkaes quiet a bit of time for one to re-learn these behaviors while on either methadone or suboxone but that is the point. One cannot learn this in 28 days, they need time to learn and adjust to their new lives while being mainatained. Then when the time comes they can detox off methadone or suboxone over a period of a slow detox and come off the medications safely. So I am interested in your stats and what you think about the questions I asked you. Thanks
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Also, I just re-read your post, and your saying methadone is bad but Suboxone is ok. Whatta hipporate you are. They are both opiates. There is a slow detox process with both drugs. I have heard people say suboxone is just as hard to come off of. Why lie to ppl????
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MY GRANDDAUGHTER JUST WENT INTO REHAB TO GET OFF OF METHADONE.SHE WANTS OFF OF EVERTHING,SHE DOESNT WANT TO TAKE SUBOXONE THAT IS JUST ANOTHER DRUG YOU HAVE TO GET OFF,BUT I BET THATS WHAT THEY OFFER HER .IT SCARES ME ,

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