Methadone

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Morning After

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Jan 2, 2009
 
I would like to hear from anyone that has an opinion about the drug Methadone ?
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Jan 5, 2009
 
I would appreciate anyone willing to share your personal story that have found out methadone is now being prescribed as a pain killer.Unfortunately, this drug hit the market several years back due to how cheap it is to buy for those needing pain medication. It is being prescribed at Pain Management Clinics, by Doctors, Nurse Practioners and Methadone Clinics. Pharmacutical Company's and Doctors are in this for pure greed it is a billion dollar industry. Innocent victims are dying at an epidemic rate yearly.
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Jan 5, 2009
 
i had a freind that was on it. it is noting but street herion[mispell] she like to have got over the addiction.
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Jan 8, 2009
 
It is prescribed for people who have acquired a tolerance to other pain medications. Most often people on methadone are on multiple narcotic pain medications. It is very sad at the amount of people who are impaired by these types of medicines. They begin to live for the high, forget their family and need pain meds to survive. This area and maybe all areas are plagued by these type of people. Makes me wonder if they ever had hobbies or a quality life...

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Jan 13, 2009
 
STAR wrote:
It is prescribed for people who have acquired a tolerance to other pain medications. Most often people on methadone are on multiple narcotic pain medications. It is very sad at the amount of people who are impaired by these types of medicines. They begin to live for the high, forget their family and need pain meds to survive. This area and maybe all areas are plagued by these type of people. Makes me wonder if they ever had hobbies or a quality life...
Hey Star, Thanks for your reply. I am sorry I did not get to reply earlier I've been out of town.Yes, I know in the late 1960's, early 70's, is when Methadone Clinics started opening across the United States.However, the patients were all heroin addicts and patients had to go in daily give clean drug testing .Only then would they be given their methadone no take homes were allowed.Now methadone clinics do treat those with other narcotic addictions but they are allowed large amounts of take home doses.In my opinon over four decades bacially one is a substitute drug for another.With the majority of clinics being owned by doctors has become big money business.I am curious if the news is getting out to the public about methadone being prescribed as a pain pill ? If people are aware how much it is being prescribed and how lethal this drug is especially if taken in combination with other medicine ? If they know one 10 mg. methadone pill can be deadly ? I would appreciate any replies , thanks.
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Jan 29, 2009
 
I see people all the time who are on methadone then are switched to other pain medications often when taking methadone as well. These are the people you really enjoy being around because if you are not contributing to their narcotic high you are the enemy. I think more family members should be aware of how any addicting behavior can alter a persons quality of life. Family members need to focus more on what they can do to help there loved one opposed to enabling and feeding their pain medication craving.
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Jan 31, 2009
 
docter's are the new drug dealer's they care not for there people only the mega-money they make off the sick and suffring.
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Feb 9, 2009
 
Methadone rocks
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Feb 10, 2009
 
I got out of the pill scene back when I started my family and now lots off people I know have serious problem with it being their DOC.
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Mar 9, 2009
 
I was a Heroin junkie and was prescribed Methadone as part of my treatment program. I just switched from injecting Heroin to injecting Methadone. It's extremely dangerous. It sickens me to think about my past.
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Mar 13, 2009
 
Thanks for your replies, please keep them coming. Yes, Pharmauetical Company's and Doctor's have a multi billion dollar business making money off of innocent people every year. Methadone is a cheap painkiller that continues killing people at an epidemic rate.And yes many have turned to it as their DOC b/c it is so cheap and readily available. Glad to hear you kicked the heroin addiction but don't let them keep uping your dosage on methadone and do not take it in combination with alcohol or any drug it is lethal.It is so unstable and toxic it builds up in your body no matter how tolerate your body is to opiates.Your past is exactly that your past. Forgive yourself and learn from your mistakes. Love yourself do not be your own worse enemy.I am thrilled you are alive and was kind enough to be honest in answering my questions.Hope to hear from any of you again, thanks.
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Jun 10, 2009
 

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Back in the day when folks got addicted to morphine doctors gave them a raw form of heroin. That didnt work and heroin became more pure. Then, to get people off of heroin (because of the HIV virus and dirty needles) they came out with methadone. Its an orange liquid, you go to the clinic -up to 3 times a day- and you take a shot of it. Its slow acting so you can get your buzz on slower and still able to function in society. Methadone is an opiate drug. The problem began when they started giving methadone to take home. Since it looks like orange juice kids were od'ing on it. Then they made it into a pill form. However, its still "slow acting" and people take more than they need and OD. Oh well, the price you pay I suppose. If your hooked on morphine or heroin then go for the 'done. If your on vicodin or percocets there are safer treatments for that. Leave methadone alone.
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Methadone is supposed to be decreased slowly and eventually discontinued.
Best practice says one must be in "active opiate withdrawal" to even receive the treatment.
Requires close supervision and treatment.
It is not given in a "shot".
People attending methadone clinics have to be private pay patients due to insurance not covering costs and insurance companies monitor the billing.. and require a diagnosis of addiction. People's shame leads them not to have this in an insurance claim.
One can get treatment on an out patient basis, get methadone yet return to the same envioronment and triggers that fosters dependance on opiates.
Can't afford more methadone, start to run low so sell it on the street to buy drug of choice to shoot, snort some heroin then start withdrawal yet have the money to go get more methadone. Big addiction disease cycle.
Once they run out of methadone try to use heroin again at the same dose they used before then BAM! OD DEAD!
Just My opinion on the matter.
Could be wrong but in my mind this is what I think.

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Now there is a safer alternative for addiction Suboxone. Methadone is a deadly danerous drug and should never be prescibed for pain. One 10 mg dose of Methadone can be found in your system up to 3 days later b/c of its long half life.Methadone deaths are reaching an epidemic all across the United States due to negligent Doctors not being educated in prescribing it.These deaths started rising by 2006-2007 when often given to patients that had become addicted to Oxycontin at Pain Clinics. Methadone is dirt cheap now greed from Pharm Co. and Doctors alike have blood on their hands from killing innocent victims. Need more proof the Google Methadone Deaths ...you may just save someones life.

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