I started methadone maitanance Nov 1 2011 and stopped it 3 weeks ago and started Suboxen. I never had any opiate cravings while on the methadone but I felt I had traded one addiction for another. At times it really controlled me b/c I felt trapped to stay in town b/c of having to go to the clinic and dose every morning. Not to mention it was embarassing& I s was still spending money on the addiction(methadone). I felt great (the best ever) mentally on the methadone maybe b/c I am wired way differently, I suffer from bipolar disorder and PTSD. Three weeks ago I kicked the methadone(90 mgs liquid) and started Suboxen(2 mg 2x per day) b/c it was free for me (VeteranAdministration provides it for my service connected disability PTSD) and b/c they give me a 30 day supply which means no daily dosing at clinic. So far I mentally felt so much better on the methadone. I am going to give the Suboxen a chance though b/c I may be experiencing a coincidential hypomania episode which makes me anxious and irritated. I also love not going to the clinic daily & not spending money on an opiate blocker. I wonder sometmes if I should go back on methadone b/c my mental health was better but I still felt like an addict on it? Does the benefit outweigh the risk(feeling controlled by methadone dependence)?? Also, b/c I am on suboxen my Dr. will no longer presribe klonipin(I honestly never abused it) b/c it is very dangerous with an opiate blocker. This is a huge issue b/c I have been prescribed it since 2004 & b/c of my anxiety issues my mental health is deteriorating. Are there any PRN non bezo's I can be prescribed?What to do?