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Posted by Eric on December 05, 1999 at 13:43:53:

In Reply to: Re: recovery of a herion addict posted by Jenny on December 03, 1999 at 00:25:58:

i'm eric and i'm a recovering alcoholic and addict. i'm in a 12 step program.i know scores of recovering addicts like my self who stay clean and sober without methadon.our program teaches us the only way to stay clean is total abstinance!we have a physical allergy to drugs and alcohol.once we put it in our system the body tells the brain it wants more and more and more.any drug taken to get off another rarely works.having methadon in your system triggers the brain for more methadon and what eventually happens in alot of cases is the person will be getting methadon and heroin on top of that. then you have a horrible time getting off becuase the dtoxifacation from both is more painful from just one.so if your son is in a 12 step program the only way to stay clean is through the twelve steps of recovery!!!!!


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