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  1. books on addiction/recovery
    ... street narcotic (isbn-0877547696)***** by ann keene - methadone (isbn-0823922863)**** by carolyn simpson -heroin ...

  2. methadone detoxing
    ... ive been on methadone maintence for two and half months and i was told that ... i just want to be sober from all drugs including methadone . will i still have cravings for heroin when im off ... the methadone ? as of now i dont have any cravings at all and i dont ... any thing to do with heroin but thats probably the methadone . will that stop when im off the methadone? i really ... talk to about it, so please if you no anything about methadone let me no your info and opinions. thank you jason...
    ... Hello. I was on methadone twice and have known many, many people on methadone ... I don't care what anybody says, detoxing off of methadone is the worst thing in the world! I don't believe ... there is such thing is "detoxing" off methadone ! I have never met anybody that was able to do it ... . Methadone is more additive than heroin. I became a prescription ... pain killer addict after "detoxing" off methadone and 6 months later I was still too sick to take care ... anybody. Alot of the people that I know that tried methadone went back to heroin to detox off the methadone! I ... t get "high" off of it, LIE! I was higher on the methadone than I was on heroin. I am sorry! I got off the ... bad. I just talked to a friend of mine that is on methadone and he hates it! He hates that he has to run his...
    ... Hi - It's a little hard to remember when I got off methadone 24 years ago, but I know that my ex and I had stockpiled...
    ... im doing really good too, but its probably just the methadone thats making me feel this way. i wish i would have ... live without it. i feel normal now, if i get off the methadone how will i feel? if anyone can answer that let me...
    ... this weekend will be my third month on methadone and i want to get off of it as soon as possible, i ... feeling like ****? if anyone has any info at all on methadone detoxing let me know cause i need help, i hate living...
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  3. methadone detoxing
    ... Jason- I was on Methadone maintenance for a year and half. I maxed out at 95 ... anymore (65 mg.) My daughter was born addicted to methadone and spent 2 weeks in the nursery while they got her ... March until July 4 is when I took my last dose of methadone – I believe I was at 12 mg a day. By then I was ... getting through the withdrawals, I have to say that methadone withdrawal is pretty bad. However, I don’t think ... behind you 110% - there are so many people that stay on methadone for years and years and never even try to get off...
    ... hope it isnt that bad, i just want to off of this methadone . but if i start to feel sick then im going to stay ... ever went through in my life. and people say that methadone withdraw is worst, i just dont want to have to put ... up with that sickness again, thats why i got on the methadone in the first place. well if you want to write back...
    ... I once worked in a methadone treatment program. Opiate addiction is ugly, hard ... to break and causes tons of pain and grief. I saw methadone do wonderful things for folks, but stopped working ... there because I didn't like seeing what getting off of methadone did. I do believe that in many ways it is better...

  4. Examples!!
    ... This is exactly why I was asking about methadone maintenance as it seemed like substituting one addiction ... for another. Or am I wrong about methadone ? Does it keep the physical withdrawals at bay while ... not producing the high or does the methadone user still get a high?...

  5. 21 year old recovering heroin addict
    ... really good about my self and my recovery. i've been on methadone for about 2 and half months now. i started to take ... better too, and i actully have goals for the future. methadone maintence is the greatest gift for a heroin addict...

  6. methadone
    ... Hey, I was addicted to methadone for a while...it was used to help me come off heroin...
    ... There is nothing in this world worse than Methadone ! I was addicted to heroin 6 years ago and tried the ... Methadone thing! Because the withdrawal lasts for so long I ... say that I have never spoken to anyone who thought Methadone was a good choice. Its easier to withdraw off of ... heroin than methadone . My doctor told me it would take 6 months to get...
    ... Thanks Stacy, I have ben on Methadone for 2 years and for the cost I want to come off...
    ... ive been on methadone for 2 and half months and i am trying to get off of ... was switch addictions and it is harder to get off of methadone than heroin. i hate being on the methadone, it helped ... can move on with my life without any drugs at all. methadone is $90 a week here and my moms been paying for it ... before i quit heroin. as of now i owe about $1400. methadone is only good for detox. you just have to go to na ... take your recovery serious or you'll never do it. methadone helped me get my life back but i wish i wouldnt have ... saying is try other options first before you go to methadone because it is a long process. thank you Jason...
    ... Hi - I was on methadone for about 2 years 25 years ago. At the time I was...
    ... I was on methadone for over 2 years. I started out on hydro 30mg 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 ... 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...
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  7. My Story
    ... in my life. I had tried rehab, detox, cold turkey, methadone programmes and counselling as half-baked attempts ... out to see him, taking along my ‘stuff’ & some methadone with me…although I probably shouldn’t say that...
    ... many yrs on H and it ruined my life. I have been on methadone now for 18 yrs. Have you tried that? Could relate...
    ... Hi txdebb, Yes, I was on a Methadone script for 6 months....it didnt agree with me.... ... .my detox off Methadone was a vile experience.....see, I want to be clean ... to something....I dont want to replace heroin for methadone ......for me, its the lesser of two evils... I'm not ... undermining the fact that methadone has worked for you.....thats great..and 18 years?...
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  8. hello new here
    ... body and mind i never felt before well they put me on methadone and i finally went home after a 2weeks i felt ok for...
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  9. oxycontin/hydro
    ... when OCs were offered to me. I bought no more than 10 Methadone 10mg off of the street and that was all I needed. ... very good pain doctor and she started me on 2-10mg Methadone s a day, one in the morning and one in the evening ... wanted any Lortabs, etc.since September of 2002. Once Methadone is built up in your system, you can do without sometimes ... up to 2 weeks. I highly suggest trying a Methadone treatment if you just can't quit the OCs without bad ... withdrawals. I was very scared to get on Methadone , but now, I can honestly say that it is a very good ... taking 50mg a day or less. I have read lots of info on Methadone and unless you are taking large doses of Meth., like ... get you off of drugs and then you can get off of the Methadone pretty easy. I hope the best for you & even though...
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  10. Too many "Pill"Doctors around
    ... for Fentanal patches $300, patches made me sick so Methadone for only a week and I flused the rest, haven't touched...
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  11. need help with Oxys
    ... painmanagment center (Dr Feelgood) and he gave me methadone and I was clean in a few weeks (Read lucky) I am know...
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  12. StacyVictor
    ... weaned off the suboxone but it won't be anything like methadone or the vicodens. I can honestly say that through...
    ... weaned off the suboxone but it won't be anything like methadone or the vicodens. I can honestly say that through...
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  13. Has questions about percocet withdrawl timing!? Please could someone read this!!
    ... released meds. I just had an epiphany!! What about methadone ? I've heard it works awesome for pain, and stands ... without a second thought. That was two years ago. Methadone is even cheaper. So, what do you think? Before I...
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  14. HELP FOR ALL GOING THRU WITHDRAWAL, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SUFFER!
    ... tunnel syndrome. I don't know why, but when I was on Methadone it did the same thing, however not nearly as bad as ... the methadone . This drug doesn't make you 'high' like methadone ... according to the information with the pills it isn't like Methadone where you are sick for months or even sick at all ... . I went through methadone withdrawal and that's what got me hooked on the pills ... this Suboxone. I think eventually it will put the methadone clinics out of business. I am not depressed, I don...
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  15. How do you get this Suboxone?

  16. 4 Days on Suboxone and I Feel Great!
    ... anyone to ever have to go through withdrawal again! Methadone is a joke compared to this medication. I don't feel...
    ... Suboxone is the ticket.I was on 65 mg of methadone. Methadone clinics are very very cruel barbaric nazi regimes ... the evening.I f you are even thinking of going the methadone route don`t do it.If you want more of my info please ... to do everything i can to save any one i can from methadone ....
    ... I have known 2 people on methadone ...one did great, the other died of an opiate overdose ... and weaning from Darvocet-N 100. It is related to methadone but a a weaker level. I used Darvocet to get thru...
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  17. Ok I have a question, and have to tell yall something

  18. Methadone Clinic
    ... gt;>>>> why do you continually promote Methadone clinics? They are as bad as abortion clinics. They ... and deception. I have never done well by means of methadone . It only compounded my addiction and allowed me to ... you ever get arrested it could be hell without the methadone . Not every jail will honor a methadone addicts need...
    ... I disagree and support Methadone advocacy. I know of MANY people on Methadone for medical...

  19. Wellbutrin withdrawal..?
    ... not directly related to symptoms) I've also been a methadone patient for 3 years now, and it's been very successful ... , I never had any withdrawal symptoms related to methadone or heroin (which I quit 3 years ago) in about 3 years ... , and am comfortable with my methadone dosage. But these pains I am talking about are very...
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  20. My liver panel is way off, So now what?
    ... head. :) He has never hit me. They had offed me methadone is this better for my liver. How much damage could...
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  21. Please I need advice
    ... intainence setting. It can be taken indefinately. Much like methadone . Some folks require that sort of therapy. The great ... month or two and thats it. Total freedom. Whereas on methadone your either have to go to the clinic daily, or at ... and jump through all kinds of other hoops. Mind you, methadone has saved thousands of lives, Im not knocking it,...
    ... 500mg of dilaudid or 3-4gs of heroin a day. I think methadone would be much better in that category. [This message...
    ... buprenex...you had to inject it though...works great...on methadone now cause of back pain issues......
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  22. getting off meth
    ... FREAKS LIKE THERE IS FOR HEROIN ADDICTS?? NOT THAT METHADONE IS ANY BETTER BUT **** I HATE HOW COMATOSE YOU GET...

  23. Darvocet Addiction
    ... is a NARCOTIC it has the same chemical make up of METHADONE ,, uh DUH you think it is addictive?????????...
    ... chemical compound or make-up of darvocet is derived from methadone . I fully support all who are in need of a shoulder...

  24. I Need to Get Off These Pills, Please I Need some Support!
    ... taking vicoden 5 years ago when I was detoxing off of methadone . I had just had my 5 year old little girl, I was ... mother with no place to live and I couldn't afford the methadone anymore so the hospital where I had my daughter at ... my first daughter because of heroin, so I went on methadone , I quite methadone and got on these pain pills. I...
    ... alot. And I don't mean other narcotic meds. like methadone . One of the things that you need to be careful with...
    ... from 5 years ago. I was a heroin addict and went to methadone for detox. Bad, bad, bad idea. I would never recommend...

  25. New here, Please, Please Help Me! I'm Desperate
    ... to stop using pain killers and they placed her on methadone . I know she has stopped the pain meds. but, is she...
    ... Thank you. Oh and to answer some of your questions. Methadone is similar to the painkillers I've been taking but...
    ... Hi again need2, You are right about the methadone . As far as detox goes it is used to 'maintain' addicts ... (so that they take the methadone which stops the physical withdrawals) and to detox ... whatever. Funny thing - many chronic pain patients take methadone for pain control. It is supposed to be an excellent...
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  26. Detoxing off Meth
    ... detox after rehab after rehab he decided to go on Methadone for a while. Well he was at 60 then went up to 80...
    ... away he is getting help from everything again. The methadone and the heroin. Via Buprenex. The cops were called...

  27. anyone had this...
    ... all, hope your all doing ok I am going through a methadone withdrawal for 2 LONG months and was wondering if...

  28. Herion
    ... chills, body aches, diareha, you name it! I went on methadone and that is no joke either. I hope your mom does...

  29. still withdrawing...pls help!!
    ... could help... I was addicted to heroin for 5yrs and methadone for 3yrs, i recently came off everything (been clean ... for 2mths and 5 days) I came down on a methadone reduction plan which went well, the thing is i,m still...
    ... withdrawing from the meth! Has anyone been through a methadone withdrawal, how long does it take? My legs are still...
    ... more water to your diet. It will help flush out the methadone and other toxins your body is creating. I work...
    ... know that my biological father said when he came off Methadone he couldn't sleep normally for 6 months but he was ... on it alot longer than you. I have used Methadone short term like 5 days at a time to help withdrawal...
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  30. Vicodin addiction-Please help!
    ... first step in doing so. Have you considered trying methadone ? I'm not sure how familiar you are with it but in ... vicoden for 2 years and is having excellent results with methadone . He no longer takes vicoden, and is about 2 weeks ... away from finishing his methadone treatment. If you are committed to quitting, you...

  31. Meds without acetaminophen???
    ... different classes of narcotics. I am looking at going on methadone soon because I can't continue to take percacet and ... only helping the pain a little bit. I was told the methadone would help pain alot more. I hope you find something...
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  32. How to detox myself
    ... talk to a doctor. Having gone through withdrawal of methadone and heroin over 20 years ago, I can still remember ... extreme restlessness. I do remember that when I got off methadone , I did it very slowly over an extended period of time...

  33. addiction to oxycontin quickly getting worse
    ... herion is legal there. My move has been to get on to methadone .....but if your an addict, and you are..there is no...

  34. Trying to Stay Clean
    ... had! What U do not need to do [what I did] is get on Methadone maintance program, If I knew now what I thought I ... will not be as hard on me, BU TNO, I HAD TO GET ON METHADONE ! BIG NISTAKE! It is 101% harder to get off, you cannot ... is 100% more addictive that vicodin, they [ at the methadone clinic] had me believeing that my withdrawls will ... go away, yes they did, but I was substituting the methadone for the vicodin, If I was in your shoes [I wish I ... was just addicted to Vicdin and NOT methadone ] I would take the medication your Dr gave u, and go...
    ... Detoxing off methadone will not cause you to die. With any addiction it is ... is not the evil thing you are making it out to be. Methadone works for people that are at their wits end. It gives...
    ... too! I myself am glad to hear that you didnt go the " methadone " route. Sure it does save lives, but it is an extremely ... or whatever their drug of choice was and got on the methadone . They all say the same thing......."it would be easier ... pretty much have the same regret..that they chose the methadone route. Once addicted to methadone, you CAN die from...
    ... withdrawing off a drug like heroin to understand what methadone can do. Hearing about it from a nurse or something ... are going to the streets, day after day, thats when methadone comes in handy. It is not the miracle of all miracles ... , but when you really have a problem, methadone can be a live saver. If you have to wonder what is ... computer and buying prescription drugs. Anyone that says methadone is not a true form of recovery, is not the addict ... on your own, and not look back, then you don't need methadone . BUT, if you are trying to get your life back, methadone ... is another way to go. There is nothing wrong with methadone . It might not be the first choice, but when you come ... to the end of your rope, without methadone , what would you do?????? Just because you are on a ... does not make you less of a person. Anyone that says methadone is a horrible thing, needs to remember what it was...
    ... will survive this stuff one way or another. I'm a Methadone user, the debate and ins and outs of methadone are ... before talking the critical talk of a detox plan like Methadone , you would have to walk the walk of an addict. Each...
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  35. Heroin addict who's depressed.
    ... sure) but he is clean. Have you ever thought about methadone ? It is just as addictive of course, (if not more) ... for some people, but doesn't work for all. Just like methadone . It just depends on the person. I hope can find a...

  36. Methadone & Xanax, HELP ME!
    ... about the addiction to hydrocodone and xanax, but the methadone throws me for a loop. i suspect the nurse it right ... about tapering off your dosage of methadone then the xanax. i think extreme, intense couseling...
    ... I think you need to come off the methadone first, and I know that xanax does help with that. ... But, trying to come off 100mgs of methadone is not easy. You do get your meth from a clinic? I ... going into an inpatient rehab after you drop your methadone dose. It is nearly impossible to do on your own! Good...
    ... Comic Sans MS"][/FONT] I have been going through methadone therapy for pain for over a year now and it soooooooooo ... care of my pain but my doc will ABSOLUTELYNOT write Methadone and Xanax together.... it is a deadly combo!! I would ... taper off of the Methadone first and have the Xanax to fall back on ( to help ... with the Methadone withdrawals) I heard that the withdrawals are terrible...
    ... dispenser b/c she went to a pain clinic that prescribed methadone along with lexapro and cimbalta. Two weeks later...
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  37. AMBIEN ADDICTION
    ... more than my share of it too! I am also addicted to methadone , I never thought a person could get that addicted ... DO NOT need 1 more addiction on top of the other 2 - methadone & xanax] I wish you the best of luck!...
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  38. Methadone Question
    ... disappointment to you as I know nothing about heroin and methadone but you will get great advice from others here. My...
    ... to your Dr. about your addiction and trying to get Methadone for your addiction. I would discourage trying to attempt ... The majority of Doctor's are open to prescribing Methadone for addiction. I detoxed off Heroin a year ago, I ... was gaven the option of Methadone however, I thought that is was just prolonging my ... all drugs. I am not saying I agree or disagree with Methadone , I am just saying it wasn't for me....
    ... that you have a heroin habit. #2 If you want to use methadone to detox off heroin, you need to go to a clinic and ... do it the right way. #3 Being on 10mgs of methadone a day is not going to stop you from using heroin. ... In fact, methadone is prescribed because it is supposed to stop cravings ... to use more heroin to get the high, (because their methadone dose isn't correct, and they are still craving) and ... such a risk! #4 Do not try and detox yourself using methadone without help from a doctor. Mixing methadone and heroin ... can be fatal. Methadone can definitley help get you off heroin if you do it ... I said, if you have a 6 bag a day habit, 10mgs of methadone is probably not going to stop you from using. (my ... b/f was on 100mgs of methadone a day, and he was still using heroin along with it ... going on. I am not saying go to a clinic and get on a methadone program if you are not ready, but please don't do ... "normal" dose to stop cravings for most people on methadone is around 80mgs a day, so you can see what I am saying ... Please Please Please becareful. Check out some of the methadone sites to get more information! Good luck! :)...
    ... NO, NO. I don't plan on using the heroin and Methadone together. I want to wake up in the morning and not ... do anymore heroin and start my methadone ....
    ... last bag last night and this morning am trying the methadone . I took 3 10mg. pills and do not feel to much better...
    ... and I may be wrong, is that the required amount of Methadone is not going to stop the intense cravings you will ... in fact, you will forced by physical need to mix Methadone and Heroin which could cause a overdose.I urge you ... back to the Dr. and ask for the required amount of Methadone to come off Heroin UNDER DOCTORS SUPERVISION. There...
    ... time, or 2 more at a time, is just asking for it. Methadone and heroin mixed can be deadly, period. If coming...
    ... now, then good for you. The problem is, coming off methadone can be worse then coming off heroin. How many mgs ... withdrawals, or you are going to start using again. Methadone is not easy to get off once your on it. Good luck...
    ... Good for you Frankie. Methadone can be a wonderful thing! I hope all goes well for...
    ... my mind will differ with time. Thank gosh for the methadone . I took my dose this morning so i'm not craving at...
    ... AA meetings act when they find out that you are on methadone ? From what you have said, it sounds like they are ... about it. I have heard terrible stories from people on methadone who say that they are sometimes not welcome at meetings ... when I read your first post about being prescribed methadone , I didn't think you were going to beable to do it...
    ... good for people that need them. Just like I believe methadone can be good for people that need that. I guess it...
    ... [i have been using methadone for about 4 years. I obtain the drug illegally and ... up and realize I AM an addict. I refuse to go to a methadone clinic because they do nothing but hook you for life...

  39. vitamins taken to help detox it works
    ... I am ready, thatI too will be able to come off of Methadone with your vitenim regime? I am on way too many mgs...

  40. Withdraling off oxycotin 5 yrs
    ... crawling out of my skin I cant sleep and I was given methadone (4 of them) to help I dont belive in clinics as they...
    ... afternoon,I finally got some sleep this morning by taken 2 methadone pills a friend gave me and I dont feel that bad right...

  41. desperately need to get off methadone
    ... somebody please tell me if they have heard about the methadone clinics getting cut off from Mass Health, if this...
    ... sounds to me like you have a good grip on life,but this methadone is really bringing you down,I could hear by reading...

  42. switching addictions
    ... fact that they do not want to get clean...excluded methadone which is given to H addicts to come off H. I don't...

  43. methadone withdrawel info please
    ... How many mgs are you on? Coming off of methadone is not easy at all. Some say it is worse then coming ... can do this or not, but there is a Watchdog site for methadone patients that could answer your questions. ...
    ... exact boat that you are in right now. I've been on methadone for almost a year. I'm on 220 mgs. and am dreading ... they might pass a bill and we won't be able to get methadone at all, unless of course we pay for it ourselves. ... You can find me at "Desperately trying to get off methadone " Peace! Sid444 ------------------ ...
    ... i'd give anything for an esay oxy withdraw, i find methadone 10 times worse. it hasn't worked for the pain since ... oxy, percasets and loracets for a year before the methadone and i thought they where bad to quit but i would never ... recamend methadone to anyone. i find it impossible to get off of.good...
    ... Lupus)Oh yeah, I know pain, anyway, I went on the Methadone Clinic and am now at a whopping 220 mgs. I honestly...
    ... YOU TRIED TO GO TO ANOTHER DOCTOR?HAVE YOU TRIED A METHADONE CLINIC,I THINK THAT WOULD BE YOUR BEST SHOT,JUST START ... NOW FOR 6 MONTHS OF ANY STREET DRUGS,I STILL TAKE MY METHADONE AT A CLINIC,AND AM GOING TO BE DETOXING SOON,BUT I...
    ... whats worse is they don't have the faintest idea about methadone here in ohio, i switched pain clinics 3mos. ago in ... the time, but i would trade anything for that again, methadone has kicked my buutt and i can't do it. its nice to...
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  44. Herbal Heroin Detox? PLEASE HELP
    ... I found a 30 day low dosage methadone detox in NJ. They do it in an outpatient setting.As...

  45. The painful life of a herion addict.
    ... my wakeup bag. Currently, I'm on a 6-month detox methadone program. So far it seems to be helping me. I recently...
    ... sight of that. I just need to ask you, how is the methadone program going? I have known dozens of people who ... have gone on methadone , and not a single one has successfully kicked their...
    ... I think that it is good that you are on a methadone program. I know that the withdrawal is just the same ... not worse, then heroin, but I believe that being on methadone helps a person learn to live a drug free life again ... needle addiction is hard to break too. I think that methadone gives you the time you need to live a "normal" every...
    ... kept me busy (which is a good thing). Regarding the methadone program, all goes well so far! This particular program ... a 6-month detoxification, they wanted to put me on methadone maintenance, but I don't really want to just replace...

  46. I am so scared...
    ... to death. My doctor actually weaned me down with methadone , this was after I came clean to him and admitted my ... January. But, the cravings came back strong as my methadone dose got lower. So, I've been back on Percocets now...
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  47. I'm addicted to Vicodin!
    ... brain the same way as heroin won't I have to go on methadone or something? I mean, ... my brain doesn't know the...
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  48. Vicodin_Queen
    ... time last year I was in the same boat. Not Vics but methadone . Awful drug to turkey off of. Just hang on and it...

  49. vico,perc addicted 9yrs,HELP pls!Hopeless
    ... all pills except for Vioxx, and am currently on the Methadone Clinic, which, I find to have been a great help. Now ... , it's time for me to get off of the methadone and I'm actually dreading the thoughts because everyone ... we're going to be alright, even if coming off the methadone stinks, at least we'll be o.k. and I can finally say...
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  50. Need NY City MD to Prescribe Buprenex for Detox
    ... be too time consuming. I could detox myself with Methadone , but it's too hard to get it, since doctors aren't...
    ... Outpatient programs are "too time consuming"????? Methadone is "too hard to get"?? What do you think you are...
    ... Do not use Methadone if you can find another option.. Can't stress this...
    ... that I totally agree with the post about not doing methadone even if you don't have another choice. I have seen ... people's lives be completely turned around because of methadone . It has saved their lives. Now I know you have to ... disease of the brain, and you are at your wits end, methadone is a wonderful way to go. It gives you the time to...
    ... Methadone should be used ONLY as the "final straw" and is more...
    ... Hello, Methadone . This seems to stir a lot of people up. What is ... off the smack and I don’t care how you do it. If methadone does the trick, yipee. If AA, NA, CA, OA, SA ad nauseum...
    ... I agree that methadone should only be used if you've tried everything else ... addictive like heroin is, but when you have nothing left, methadone can be a miracle. But, you have to want to be clean ... . People can still use while on methadone , but if you are on a correct dose, you shouldn't even...
    ... methadone isn't getting off smack it's getting on a clean fda...
    ... methadone isn't getting off smack it's getting on a clean fda...
    ... anniversary.. I have had friends who kicked heroin with Methadone and said the methadone was a nightmare to get off ... of - they had to get a herion habit to quit methadone .. yuck!! Congrats. It's hard, I know. ...
    ... real name) You seem to have some major problems with methadone . Have you ever been on it or had a bad experience ... opinions, but I really don't appreciate you saying that methadone is just a form of legal smack. If that's how you feel ... cult and all they do is brain wash. If you don't like methadone fine, but please don't make statements that aren't...
    ... Jroeglin, that's not my opinion that's what methadone is. It triggers the same opiate receptors in the brain ... with the same intensity. People that go on methadone are usually commiting to it for life. I have not...
    ... To refer to Methadone as Legal Smack is not only degrading to those who ... doesn't mean that you know what it's like to be a methadone patient, or to live with a methadone patient. Methadone ... what you actually say. And, just because you are a methadone patient now, does not mean you will be for the rest...
    ... All i'm saying is detoxing on methadone is harder than detoxing off heroin. I know the ins ... and outs of methadone in a clinical and neuro-chemical setting. I worked ... leading research team and chemists of the creators methadone . Like i said before use only if all other options...
    ... just going insane trying to deal with all of this. Methadone is definitely harder to get off then heroin, and that ... always went back to using. When he finally got on the methadone program, it seemed that maybe we had found a little...

  51. The Pain of a Heroin addict
    ... the other day my drug counsellor im in rehab i get methadone 4 my withdrawals...(via script) asks me to honestly...

  52. What do you do about chronic pain and addiction?
    ... one), that you immediately request changing meds to Methadone . I have no idea what your pain levels are, or for...
    ... not. I am not sure if this doc would put me on methadone . He doesn't seem to really care about prescribing...
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  53. pain med addiction...and all it's glory
    ... specializes in Addiction Medicine and stick to his program. Methadone is very effective for getting off opioids, you just...
    ... looking for the right help. I am not sure about the methadone . For me, I already have an addictive personality and...

  54. Opiate Withdrawl
    ... Wish know that I would have tried withdrawing with methadone instead. Well see how it goes, I think I'll be heading...
    ... out patient group and the facilitator also runs a methadone clinic. She told me that it's highly dangerous to...
    ... building.....V.A. patients with constant scripts of methadone , lortab, oxycontin, and morphine.......soon I'm ingesting...
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  55. HEROIN
    ... in my mind. Kicking Heroin is very hard but i had methadone to help me with the physical addiction and people ... please believe me methadone works wonders and i support its usage whole haearteldy...

  56. Question for Valariex3, please?
    ... one of your posts, saying that you are attending a " Methadone Clinic" for the purpose of "Chronic Pain" ??? I am ... a Methadone patient as well. My Clinic, will tell you very quickly ... the patients with a Drug Addiction, must go to the " Methadone Clinics"! How is it, that you are a pain patient ... , going to a " Methadone Clinic"? Just curious? Thanks. RaZzLe...
    ... My dad is on Methadone for pain management....
    ... prescribed for pain. But, what I am talking about is the " Methadone Clinics" in my area ONLY dispense it for ADDICTION...

  57. vicodin addiction
    ... Methadone is a possible solution for you. I take it for chronic ... you are describing. I had to educate myself about methadone , because I thought it was only for heroine addicts ... them were taking 30 or more pills a day), that the methadone worked miracles for them. I guess it takes away the ... they tell me). States differ on how they dispense methadone , & I've heard some creepy stories, but I think if ... you are in right now. Anyway, here in Michigan, the methadone program is $70 per week (I can get reimburrsed through ... but I've got to pay the $70 up front), & dosing with methadone is a daily thing. For the first 90 days, you must...
    ... to something else. People have become addicted to methadone too, so be careful. NA wouldn't be a bad idea. I...
    ... Originally posted by valariex3: Methadone is a possible solution for you. I take it for chronic ... you are describing. I had to educate myself about methadone , because I thought it was only for heroine addicts ... them were taking 30 or more pills a day), that the methadone worked miracles for them. I guess it takes away the ... they tell me). States differ on how they dispense methadone , & I've heard some creepy stories, but I think if ... you are in right now. Anyway, here in Michigan, the methadone program is $70 per week (I can get reimburrsed through ... but I've got to pay the $70 up front), & dosing with methadone is a daily thing. For the first 90 days, you must...
    ... Hi she- I honestly don't believe that a methadone clinic would be right for you. They are only open...
    ... Wouldn't getting on Methadone just be substituting one for another? You have to ... need help, then maybe you are. The withdrawals from methadone are absolutely horrible!!! If it were me, I wouldn ... 't want to get strung out on methadone , much less pay for something like that and have to ... it. The addictive behavior does not go away with methadone . Using and abusing drugs is a symptom of the disease...
    ... I have to AGREE with the majority, that Methadone is NOT right for your situation; UNLESS you have ALWAYS ... way, and failed. It is MY understanding, that a " Methadone Program" is for the Addict who has tried everything ... resort. If this is the case, by all means - start a " Methadone Maintenance program"!!!!!!! RaZzLe ...
    ... I have to agree with everyone also I am a methadone maintained patient and hsve been for 3 YEARS!! I was ... pain pills and after only 2 years of addiction the methadone clinic signed me up. For me it was my last option ... pills then you wouldnt EVER want to try to get off of methadone !! Most people can get off the pills (physically anyway ... ) in about 1 week to 10 days, With methadone 2 months after your last dose you still feel as bad ... painful withdrawal, that is why most people are on methadone for life!! So really think hard before joining a ... methadone program, The only way I would recommend it is if you ... the pills. I dont want to sound so negative about methadone because it has improved my life, but I will never...
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  58. Is addiction a disease?
    ... a recovering heroin addict, and is currently on a methadone treatment. I didn't understand much about heroin until ... treatment and doing 95% better. I thank God for this Methadone program that he is on now because it has given him...

  59. feelings... and pretty scared
    ... He was/is addicted to heroin, and is currently on a methadone program here in Michigan where we live. I come on...

  60. methadone and life....
    ... Well 15mg of methadone is not a lot by any account. There are chronic painers...
    ... whatever. I also get upset that people "glorify" methadone . I hear people talk about how great it is and then...
    ... take a good look at yourself and why you are still on methadone and still invloved with drugs in general. If this...
    ... in my post.Yes i do want to be drug free,and yes.. methadone sucks..because im handcuffed to a chemist?.You all ... who was a big NAer for 5yrs...and now she is back on methadone ...if NA works so well what is she doing back at the ... all those storys of getting out of it...yes i think methadone is the wrong drug for me..since i never abused herion...
    ... who was a big NAer for 5yrs...and now she is back on methadone ...if NA works so well what is she doing back at the...
    ... anxiety med to function in life. It certainly cannot be methadone , and I'm sorry, but your therapist by saying meetings ... is this someone you have to see 'cause you are on a methadone program? In AA I learned to "accept the things ... of other recovering addicts to get off and stay off methadone , my friend. Peace....
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  61. Methadone Maintenance Treatment ???
    ... get into NA, AA or some type of program. There is a methadone board. Go there and ask your question. I think it ... is called World Methadone . Good luck....
    ... I know a few people who have been on methadone - they all used that method to get off heroin - almost ... everyone I know is now off the methadone as well. From what I hear, it can be a life-saving ... drawbacks are that IF you start using again while on methadone , you end up with a horrible double habit and you have...

  62. Now I think we have a major problem!
    ... my system. Duragesic didn't hit the same receptor. Methadone also is a strong MU binder. Again the difference in...
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  63. trying to fix whats wrong inside of me
    ... have been clean this time for over a year. about methadone .... i have seen quite a few posts about it. i usually ... stay out of those because i feel that methadone is substituting one drug for another. HOWEVER, considering ... percocet, lortab, etc). what is it like to be on methadone for so long? does it really keep you from wanting ... goodness, i am clean now!! (i am in no way downing methadone use. i am just curious)!! thanks!! annita [img...
    ... it was a matter of putting in alot of work 2...the methadone was new to me...and well i think it was more phychologial ... and im working on it.. :) i actually got kicked of a methadone board anita for speaking my mind..LOL they didnt want ... to hear it methadone was the world to them....SAD SAD SAD !!!!!!.Its a...
    ... headed in). i have never heard of anyone going on methadone for alcohol addiction. that is very interesting. but ... i am very glad that you are going to give up the methadone . i have found that working on what is wrong most definately...
    ... To Freshman: Maybe methadone isn't for everyone, but I don't think you should knock ... it so much. My boyfriend went on methadone to help with his heroin addiction. It might be exchanging ... been doing VERY well for himself since being on the methadone . This addiction is a disease. I was scared of meth ... their decisions. Just making the choice to go to a methadone clinic is a step in the right direction.You say they...
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  64. Oxy + others
    ... I am on methadone maintanence. It was a life saver for me. Type in methadone...

  65. Lorect/Percocet Withdrawal Symptoms
    ... been taking. People that withdraw from heroin or methadone go through that, sometimes so severe that the legs...

  66. Acetaminophen+codeine
    ... rehab might not be a bad idea. I detoxed myself from methadone many years ago by very slowly reducing the dosage...
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  67. Heron!!
    ... faced up to my addiction. PS - I have friends in the methadone program and they say it is hell. Avoid if possible...

  68. *Oxycontin* Please beware! Anyone hear of *Opiate Rapid Detox*? Help!
    ... old fashioned ways: cutting down, meetings, rehab, methadone , etc... UROD does NOT work and is a dangerous procedure...

  69. methadone
    ... Hi Dave - I don't know personally about methadone , but have two friends that are on it, and go to AA...
    ... Hey guys, Methadone is another drug. The folks on it usually justify it ... makes them angry. AS the previous posts have stated, Methadone is really a b**** and very painful to kick. You have ... happines brought on by a mood or mind-altering substance( Methadone ). The only real relief is not to put any s*** in your...

  70. 12 Steppers Only?
    ... am a recovering heroin addict on a slooooooooooooow methadone detox....


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