"We (the families of methadone victims) are requesting new laws surrounding who can prescribe Methadone, clinic rules and regulations as well as stiffer penalties for those caught selling their take home doses. The whole methadone maintenance system needs an overhauling. We cannot continue to allow a legal medication to be killing more people then the illegal drugs. Our government cannot be allowed to use tax dollars to fund their legal drug dealing operations."Thank you Live and Learn for posting this.
I am in agreement with most ya'll on this thread. I take methadone for pain also and it has worked wonders for me. Anyone who has not been in chronic relentless pain will never have a clue as to what it feels like to be able to finally get relief and what it means to us to be able to have somewhat of a life again due to the pain relief methadone brings.
We are supposed to be compassionate and just give up our beliefs when someone dies of methadone irregardless of the circumstances. We are supposed to feel compassion when someone dies of an overdose but never to call them an addict but when someone suffering from addiction only has methadone as their last and only hope ..they are just a junkie and f*** em because methadone kills. And methadone should just be ripped from the market even tho it has helped well over 250,000 people +pain patients who are on it. It will continue to be used for addiction and it will be continued to be used for pain. Yes there are other alternatives for pain but why should I have to change my pain medication that works because someone didnt use good judgement and overdosed or a doctor who was not trained properly gave it to someone they shouldnt or started someone on a wrong dose. HOw is that our fault? Its NOT. I do wish doctors would get trained if they are to prescribe it and I wish diversion would stop as well becauase it might hurt my treatment someday. So instead of all this onesidedness people need to work together and make the drug safer for all w/out hurting the ones who already are on it and have complied with the rules at the clinics and making some poor patients have to be subjected to humiliating contracts etc when all they are looking for is pain relief.
Its a two way street here...folks. Methadone can and does save people's lives, but if its abused and not treated with respect and prescribed properly, methadone will take a life as well.
Unfortunately all drugs are double edged sword because they can kill and they can save at the same time.
Tell me please, where in the above paragraph does it say we want to take away your methadone? Weeks ago, didn't we already get it established that if you were in compliance then you should have no worry?