I have a bad opiate addiction and I have tried and tried to kick the habit but the withdrawls are so bad. I have been researching methadone and I think it would help me. I have a good job and a wonderful family so rehab is out of the question because I will loose my job and put my family in a bad spot. How do I go about getting prescribed methadone?
I can relate.....rehab was not an option for me either. the problem is methadone works great, but over time the wd's from it will be worse. if you think your opiate(or you mean opioid??) wd's are bad, try methadone wd's !!! they are much longer and worse. I did eventually shake the 'done and norcos on my own and still worked......it was very hard.
some people are big on suboxone, but the same problem exist with it too. theres a whole big sub doc system, that I personally dont care for. just my two cents. a sub program would be the lesser of two evils, according to the pro sub commenters........ I would stay away from both of them unless you have a REAL serious addiction, most dont.
so that begs the question........what, and how long have you been using?
you have to go to a clinic every day at least in new york u do,depending on your work hours and the clinic hours it might not work for you.plus are you prepared to be on meth the rest of your life?if not u might wanna think about just kickin.takes a few weeks but is well worth it.
HI good to meet you here you came to right place,well to answer your question
there are 2 avenues if your in pain management usually as a last resort they can prescribe it for pain .this is not necessarily a good thing if you got a problem with pills
just will be switching to a more evil addiction .the other way is a methadone clinic
I started in pain management then went to clinic so there was control over the methadone keeps ya from abusing it.. the only drag is having to go every day to
get your dose......at least at first then after they see your not using on the side
they will start giving you some to go home with I get 2 weeks at a time not 2 bad
but theres an EVIL SIDE.....all i had to do was tell my consolor I was using it for
pain management and they would move my dose up ever time it quite working for pain....went from 40mg to 150mg ive been on it for 6 long yrs and it quit working for
pain about a yr ago so 8mo ago i decided to go off and it has been he11.....
methadone is the worst of all the narco"s to quit it is a full antagonist 36hr 1/2 life
heroin is only 1/2 an antagonist and has a 8 to 12 hr 1/2 life what that means in English is methadone is alot harder to get off of then heroin was told this by a heroin addict once he said....""id rather go off heroin 3 times then methadone once""
so ive managed to get down to 4mg after 8 mo im finishing it off myself but man it is hard to do iv been in all sorts of withdrawals lately each time I go down its 3 to 5 days of hell now im only dropping 1 mg every 3 to 5 days depending how I feel so think
long and hard b/4 you switch to the methadone demon know. she is evil and will take you where you dont want to go. unless your copping heroin on street I would just post what your on how much how long and we can work out a doable taper and get you clean with out taking on the 800lb gorilla like i did .......best of luck with whatever you decide .....GNARLY
If you HAVE to go on a opiate maintenance program, then I truly believe that Suboxone is your best alternative. It has many upsides, including not having to go to the methadone clinic daily. Please, research it and consider it as an option.
hey dude havent seen ya in a wile im at 4mg now but had a bad night last night
and this morning is'ent much better so goes the ride to sobriety, I think I might
slow things down a bit mabe go 7 days between drops now that im in the end stretch
but annways I just wanted to say hi and BTW I hope your still doing good you give
me hope thanks again Gnarly
gnarly is exactly right and is speaking from first hand experience, all while currently going through a CAGE fight with that 800 pound gorilla!! we are not talking about no duck walk here....... regular vike wd's are a duck walk compared to 'done.
ive been going to a methadone clinic. he started changing the way things work after im addicted .......ive been going almost 2 years this time. he decided that last summer ...no carry outs....none!!! so we are trying to stay sober ...but cant go on a vacation....unless my family goes to where he has another clinic. or pay a lot extra and courtesy dose......if u can find a near by clinic. also if we needed to go to a funeral we could go and ask and get a couple of carry outs....now we have to pay 50.00 up front......then call an 800 numbe explain why we need carry out and if the doctor says no.....we don't get our 50.00 back.!!! is this right ??? its not in my paperwork when I started .....!!! how can I ever not feel like a worthless person being treated like this???
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