Discussions that mention methadone

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I'm on methadone and going to Suboxone. Methadone is so much harder to get off of. It gives a feeling of euphoria and depending on how many milligrams you will be taking, it can make you sleep ALOT! I'm on 15 milligrams and I've been on methadone for 12 years. I went from 5 milligrams to nothing when I was in jail and I didn't sleep for 3 weeks. You are just awake, your muscles and joints ache, sniffles, nausea, etc. It's BAD! It's an old drug. Suboxone is the NEW drug and much easier to get off of. My question would be WHY? would you go to methadone instead of just detoxing off of Suboxone and then doing lots of meetings or whatever you have as a support system? My goal is to get off the Suboxone after 1 yr (per the doctor) and then be drug free for the rest of my life. I don't want to be dependant on anything except GOD.