I was on methadone for over 2 years. I started out on hydro 30mg day, went to oxycontin 80mg day.. My Dr cut me off cold turkey, ended up going to methadone clinic to ease the w/d. At $12.00 a day to dose was very costly. I ended up on 100 mg after being there for 1 year.
I finally got health insurance and had to wait one year for pre-existing conditions. Upon seeing a pain specialist, he took me off of the methadone, and put me on 200 mg of morphine per day. I had tried to quit taking methadone several times cold turkey. The w/d are too much to bare.
Methadone is way harder to detox off of than any other drug I have ever taken.