Wow! That does absolutely sound wrong. Honestly, not sure I'd want to live in Oregon! Of all states, I'd have thought they'd be more reasonable. If they refuse to continue your methadone, not titrating you down really sounds like a terrible policy. And regardless of your actual circumstances, you have be denied an appointment to discuss at an opioid treatment center? IF you were diagnosed with opioid use disorder, I'd think you qualify. You have had a known addiction is how you were diagnosed with this? I mean, why wouldn't that qualify you for clinic help at an opioid treatment center? It does look like they really discourage using methadone for pain in the state of Oregon. But with a history that is full including the diagnosis you have, would think you could continue at a clinic. I understand you may not want to. For personal reasons. But that may be your only option. You are saying they won't take you though? https://www.verywellmind.com/should-i-come-off-methadone-22051 This gives some idea of tapering. This is a helpful link as well. https://www.drugs.com/medical-answers/long-methadone-withdrawal-3543797/ Would be nice if your previous prescribing physician gave you a prescription meant for tapering if you are being forced to. But then what? You're trying to have a life and function and this has helped you, no? I'm sorry this is happening.
Is the diagnosis opiate use disorder? Or opiate misuse disorder?
Opioid misuse disorder is a non compliance diagnosis not a dependence disorder.
It appears that at some point you were switched off opiates and put on methadone for non compliance with previous meds.
The doctor is correct- legally they can not prescribe opiates or methadone to a known previous misuser.
Methadone should be able to be provided through a substance abuse ongoing treatment program - but what appears to be missing is the enrolling in an on going treatment program.
OP would need an evaluation and acceptance into a methadone treatment program and acceptance into it to qualify for a methadone program- however they do not provide methadone for ongoing chronic medical conditions.