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I Go to a Methadone Clinic

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 54 People

    Mathadone Treatment Worries

    Hi, I have been on methadone for 2 1/2 years now. I can say that my life has trully changed however, I am worried that I will never get off methadone. Every time I try I begin to get sick. I know that you have to deal with some pain but I get the full blown withdrawls even if I...
    jeanne79 jeanne79 26-30 6 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    A Lil About Me

    I'm really nervous I go to the methadone clinic first thing in the morning!! I have been addicted to pills for several years but getting kicked out of a pain clinic and a dr office made me realize I had a serious problem I was given them for back pain and fibromyalgia!!! Any...
    Tweetydee Tweetydee 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2013

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    ElizabethC1983 ElizabethC1983 31-35, F Feb 15, 2014

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    Methadone Grandma...

      I have been going to a methadone clinic for almost 3 years now.When you think about drug addicts what comes to mind..Is it a 40 something mom of 4 and grandmom of 2 or is it the homeless people that you see in almost all cities..Is it the women you see in the grocery...
    turkstragal turkstragal 41-45 2 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    My Clinic

    my methadone clinic is tucked away on a side street off the highway, literally in between a dump and a sewage treatment facility. so every morning before i get dosed i get to smell garbage and ****. it makes feel better though seeing the creeps who go to my clinic. trashy ghetto...
    shootthemoon86 shootthemoon86 22-25 8 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    I do, it's true. I am

    now 32, but I started my love-affair with opiates when I was in early high-school. For some reason, I thought that the kids dealing drugs and doing drugs were really the coolest kids. It was a small school, and I regret some of the things I 'learned'. Anyway I started using...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    Counseling Is Just Interrogation

    I used to think counselors were supposed to somewhat actually care about a patients well being, but any more they're mere low level interrogators now not worth giving reasonable answers to. The way i feel anymore, prove to me you're worthy of your possition because I don't "...
    mram50 mram50 46-50, M 4 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Methadone Free Over A Month Now

    So a month ago I quit taking my methadone and xanax cold turkey. I'd gotten lowered to 30mgs at the clinic, which I was barely even feeling. I didn't have a script for the xanax, so the clinic lowered my done dose 5mgs every 2 weeks cuz of dirty drug tests. I just got so tired of...
    MalCasteel MalCasteel 26-30, F Mar 4, 2013

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    12 Yrs At 240 Mg==omg

    Started the clinic after buying doses for three years and doing Dilaudid and heroin for 20 yrs before that. I also liked cocaine so I got my first dirty in 6 yrs (never had an opiate dirty) which is why i just lost my 30 takehomes and now have to drive 230miles roundtrip to...
    Imemine Imemine 56-60, F Oct 24, 2012

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    Relieved!

    Before I share my story, especially since I don't have much time right now, I just want to say I am so happy and relieved to find this group here!! Nobody in my life understands why I went this way with my addiction and I get grief from the family. I have nobody to talk to...
    KarynT45 KarynT45 41-45, F Nov 17, 2012

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    I Am a Recovering Addict.

    I'm really sorry that more people haven't had this experience. There are a lot of people in drug experiences, but none here. This is probably one of my best experiences considering those that have happened in my past. I started using opiates in high school. I dated and...
    nicopico nicopico 22-25, F 12 Responses May 11, 2009

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    So, I have been going to this clinic

    for a few years now. I have not had any relapses, and I'm very much dedicated to the program. I believe if you are, it's genuinely very helpful. Like any business though, there are multiple clients... I have grown to dislike most of the clients, because many of them are very...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 2 Responses May 11

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    A Reality Show Waiting To Happen

    Don't get me wrong. The clinic and methadone saved my life. If I hadn't started the clinic on July 8th, 2008, a day that I celebrate on the level of my birthday (and I'm very serious about birthdays. love 'em) I would be dead right now. I have no question about that in my...
    Steener2492 Steener2492 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 6, 2010

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    I laughed when a friend of mine fell off of a cabinet and broke his left arm. I laughed harder when we put him on a stretcher and carried him to the clinic. I laughed the hardest...
    pepmeister pepmeister 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    No one gets what it's like to be me. What it's like inside my head. Things that might not seem like a big deal but are huge to me. Being snubbed and disrespected by my son, and...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    It really sucks I feel myself falling down this hole again and I'm reaching for help from my mom and she took a sleeping pill tonight. It came from no where I was happy life was ok...
    Babygirl12296 Babygirl12296 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    i feel like my body is attacking itself...
    Roxystilwest Roxystilwest 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I had an abortion 2 days ago. I want to share my story so others who are thinking about getting one and are scared because of what they've read. I read many stories of people...
    lulu3902 lulu3902 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    An old geezer, who had been a retired farmer for a long time, became very bored and decided to open a medical clinic. He put a sign up outside that said: “Dr. Geezer's clinic...
    Inexperienced3 Inexperienced3 51-55, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Actually it's his kid I hate, he has a 16 year old daughter, she was arrested for drug possession, and threatening to kill someone. She is rich so as a rich spoiled brat she got...
    thebooboo thebooboo 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I live in the nice part of town, I have a nice home, with pretty decent, but sometimes overly nosey neighbors. I have a decent life, now drug free, we arent rich, but we are not...
    thebooboo thebooboo 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I love the irony of cartoons and how they mimic real life. In American Dad Stan goes into a free clinic and receptionist was like "you're rude, this is a free clinic, if...
    50shadesofexodus 50shadesofexodus 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I've posted this before, a long time ago. I've struggled with a certain aspect of my personality a lot this year. It's going to be challenged again, to a greater extent, pretty...
    LolaRosa LolaRosa 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Recently, I started having doubts of whether I suffer from clinical depression. I am stuck in an abusive relationship, I don't have a stable group of friends but other than that...
    mdmrmdmr mdmrmdmr 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Today was the first day I felt suicidal since I started taking the meds almost five years ago. Feeling numb on the meds sucked, but getting off the meds is hell. Got stopped by a...
    BlackEyedBean BlackEyedBean 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Pro life supporters say that abortion is murder, yet they justify the killing of doctors, threatening doctors' families, burning down offices and even shooting up offices as part...
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    Okay so this happened a while ago but scared the living **** out of me. So I used to work at a vet clinic as kennel help. I had crazy hours, waking up at 4:30am to walk the dogs...
    AMB97 AMB97 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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    Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC to close WASHINGTON, DC, June 17, 2015 (Operation Rescue) – A flier posted on the door of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in...
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    first off, i am new around here so hello all! i got to know about this app when i was searching the internet for personal experiences and stories about having tuberculosis. just...
    asdfghjkl26 asdfghjkl26 18-21, F Jun 18

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    No matter the day, the OW life rears its ugly head. Something simple today -- he had an early dr appt a few hours away. So I got up at 4:30 and he picked me up at 5 I came along...
    elizabethmariejazz elizabethmariejazz 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 15

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    A couple months ago I made a huge decision, I decided to get off drugs. The following is from my journal, this is day 1 of my journey. This entry is from 75 days ago... 10 weeks...
    thebooboo thebooboo 26-30, F Jun 15

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    Yeah, I quit nursing school after I had put years of work into getting that degree. I was at clinical one day and I just knew I couldn't go back. I had made so many terrible...
    kcyata kcyata 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Let me tell you something exhasution: it doesn't have to result from physical strain. I have struggled with fatigue my whole life. When I was a kid, it was probably my diet at...
    DepressedDemigod DepressedDemigod 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 11

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    I never would have believed that at 25, i'd be clinically severely depressed, living at home, unable to get work, have no friends and no boyfriend. At what point did my life become...
    Starshine267 Starshine267 18-21, F Jun 11

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    "Unfortunately, in some cases, these techniques have led some couples and some doctors - said the expert - to overlook the diagnostic aspect and trying to get a natural fertility...
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    God Healed Me.........For six years, I had this pain below my shoulder blade. I did go to the hospital after the first year to get some X rays done, and they told me that it was...
    Jesusfoundme Jesusfoundme 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 10

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    So I missed my period and when i was 2 weeks late, I definitely knew that something was up. I was panicking from day one when I first missed my period. My boyfriend encouraged me...
    HazelLancaster HazelLancaster 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    Here's one for you, I got called a troll because I do not support illegal abortions. Pro choice does not mean pro abortion. And I am not pro abortion. I am pro choice, which means...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 10

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    Considering my childhood wasn't the best I had an abusive Father for a couple years. My twin brother died in front of me;gave me anxiety into my early teenage years when I got...
    numbchica numbchica 22-25, T 2 Responses Jun 10

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    ust in case you ever get bored.... http://www.amazon.com/The-Code-Book-Science-Cryptography/dp/0385495323 http://www.amazon.com/Six-Thinking-Hats-Edward-Bono/dp/0316178314 http...
    delt delt 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 9

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    My first PSA was said to be 3+3 nothing to be alarmed about .. Then I went to Behfar Ehdaie, MD, MPH Clinical expertise: Urologic Oncology (Prostate Cancer and Kidney Cancer...
    morici60 morici60 51-55, M Jun 9

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    Internationally renowned physician, Dr. Jesse Stoff has extensive credentials in immunology, naturopathy, homeopathy, acupuncture, and holistic medicine. He is a graduate of New...
    rhodes155 rhodes155 22-25, M Jun 9

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    I went out of town, and where I was, had so many pro life "choose life" and "choose adoption" billboards. I've never seen anything like it. So then I thought... "With the money...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses