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Dilaudid addict says things are looking up

Are you in recovery or using? OR not? I find it extremely difficult to believe that ANYONE who has struggled with benzos, heroin, methadone, etc. would EVER say that kickin' benzos is "worse than methadone withdrawal". That's just straight-up bulls**t man. I'd be damn surprised if anyone would agree with that. I'm going to assume that you have never been a user--maybe I'm wrong--I'm not saying what you said is wrong; it's just not the norm for most of us in recovery or actively using. If you are in recovery or using, then you are a true anomaly. My best to you though.:)  (Jan 7, 2012 | post #23)

Wafers vs. Liquid

Why is there SO much hostility towards others in these various threads. Ultimately, I would like to think this site is here to help people in all stages of their recovery. There's a wealth of collective knowledge here--it just seems so counter-productive to come down on people so hard--I don't know, I just read so much anger and hostility towards others who need to come away from this site with a little positive knowledge; and perhaps a new perspective on he/she's problem.  (Oct 17, 2011 | post #25)

Portland, OR

Woman, 78, Jailed After Shoplifting Cookies at Walmart, P...

I just wanna say a couple things: this elderly woman is not just your average great-grandma going to and fro from her assisted living home and Wal-Mart. Anyone who wants to see how she actually spends her time, walk one block north of Whole Foods NW and you will find her mostly any day of the week in the daytime hours. She solicits money from everyone that crosses her line of sight and she makes a damn killing. Her old ass kicked my wife and off that corner back when we were homeless trying to sell "Street Roots". I'm not trying to say this is a bad woman by any stretch of the imagination--I'm just saying, don't be fooled--she ain't just some innocent granny that should not have been arrested--the cops know exactly who she is, and, if it were a different old lady--one who is unknown to the Portland Police Dept.--I seriously doubt any arrest would have occured. In Portland, you tend to have to be caught 4 times shoplifting before they take you to jail on the spot. Otherwise, if you have valid I.D and are caught shoplifting, it is generally handled internally by the store itself--that is, unless you have a repeat offender or someone without identification. The papers are making her look like some victim--a few hours in jail ain't gonna kill her. Anyways, just thought I might offer a different perspective. Be cool everyone, lonpopo.  (Oct 10, 2011 | post #35)

having probs with clinics' new Methadone

Good morning everyone, my name is David and I am posting this on behalf of my wife. She has recently had to switch clinics and is having a few problems. First, her new clinic dispenses the clear liquid as opposed to the cherry red she was taking. Since she has started taking the clear preparation she has developed an arythmia, has chest pains, and her cravings for heroin have come back. The dose isn't holding her and, of course, she is going up as quick as they let her until she can feel good for 24 hours. I was just wondering if anyone else out there may have had some problems with the clear as opposed to the cherry red. Any response is appreciated. Have a great day!  (Sep 1, 2011 | post #1)

Portland, OR

Soft Drink Names - Portland, OR

It's just all I've ever called it; that's it.  (Aug 26, 2011 | post #1)

10mg Methadone Sent to ER

FOR SOME REASON I FEEL THE SAME WAY--somethings amiss...  (Jul 8, 2011 | post #86)

how long do Barbituates stay in your system when you are...

It's driving me CRAZY--where or from what movie did you get your username? It's something I have heard time and time again throughout my life and I can't figure it out! Please help me with my mystery. Thanks, lonpopo.  (Jun 23, 2011 | post #21)

how long do Barbituates stay in your system when you are...

During your stay in the hospital while you were undergoing your c-section, did the nurse give you a Seconal each evening to help you sleep. It would've been a red capsule. It's very common; at least in the area we used to live. My wife was given Seconal each evening during her hospital stay for both her c-sections. I don't know if this will help but I figured it couldn't hurt. Best wishes to you--Lonpopo.:)  (Jun 23, 2011 | post #20)

how long do Barbituates stay in your system when you are...

But us MMT and pain patients still need the methadone and it's metabolite or proper serum levels of our prescribed opioids to be detected in our UA's. Any solutions?  (Jun 23, 2011 | post #19)

Help-First Dose at Clinic Too Low & Still Very Sick

Despite what the others say, I would advise you to keep giving the program a chance. I know it seems like they're not giving you shit when you were handed your 25mgs and I know it didn't help you withdrawals. Most clinics do not expect you to get your first dose and automatically become clean--if you give it time and keep raising your dose, you will eventually become comfortable. It is very common for patients to continue to use the first couple of months of MMT treatment. I understand where the others are coming from when they tell you to not go the "methadone route" in your recovery--it just concerns me that you said you started with IV heroin use. Methadone is by no means a cure all and it really does take a while to get adjusted. If no other recovery programs have worked for you in the past I encourage you to stay on the methadone program and only use illicit drugs when you're REALLY hurting--you WILL eventually get to a dose where you will become comfortable and other opiates/opioids will have no effect. I hope this helps you a little--follow up with some new posts; I'd really like to see how you're doing as your dose increase. Be careful out there and stay cool...:)  (May 28, 2011 | post #4)

how long do Barbituates stay in your system when you are...

There isn't anyway to know exactly how long the barbituate will stay in your urine. If you took one of the intermediate acting preparations like Seconal or Nembutal, they should clear within 4 days. However, if you took Phenobarbital it could take up to 30 days to clear your system. I had a similar problem at my old clinic in South Carolina. I had taken 2 phenobarbital pills and it took a month for them to clear my system. Also, there is one more thing that is good to know for anyone who doesn't--Soma (carisoprodol) is a very common muscle relaxant which I'm sure 99% of the people reading this are familiar. One strange thing about Soma is that after you take it, your liver will metabolize it into a barbituate--I've known many people who have failed their ua's because of this factor. Best of luck to you--I hope the situation resolves itself in an expeditious manner. Have a wonderful day.:)  (May 27, 2011 | post #17)

Covidien, Zalicus drugs hit by new federal 'opioid strategy'

Hell yes! I completely agree! Stay cool...  (May 26, 2011 | post #5)

Methadone 5mg Sealed 100 Ct Bottles

First of all, I could care less if you are legit or not--I just find your post/pitch extremely strange and either ignorant or naive. The rainbow of pharmaceuticals you are promoting to sell illegally on the internet will definately have people calling bullshit on you. You mentioned that you were a business man and had previously sold Xanax in the past. These drugs that you seem to be stocked up with sell themselves in any town or city in the country--your prices aren't bad and with a little social networking you can move your commodities in a much safer way than hopping online and offering them to complete strangers. I hate to say it and be negative but I'm gonna anyway--you are a shitty business man or you're involved in law enforcement. For christs' sake it's 2011 and you just bought your first computer and you go directly online to push drugs in one of the most dangerous mediums out there. None of this adds up. Caveat Emptor my friends. Stay cool...  (May 26, 2011 | post #5)

Portland, OR

Voodoo Doughnut to close downtown store for renovation, e...

Voodoo Doughnuts ain't got shit on Krispy Kreme--do they even have those west of Denver? Bacon on doughnuts? Oh, you're so wierd.:)  (May 8, 2011 | post #4)