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I On Methadone

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    For Anxiety,depression

    and because i have nerve damage in my legs that keep me from sleeping.it works sometimes and others not so much.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 1 Response Mar 23, 2009

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    Methadonia

    I am on methadone maintenance and my life is alot better an i'm ******* ALIVE! Alot of folks argue hat methadone is just replacing on drug for another but those idiots don't know jack ****. I fully believe i would be face down in a ditch with a needle still stuck in my arm if it...
    blueridgegal blueridgegal 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 25, 2013

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    Not As Happy As I Was

    I started the methadone clinic almost 4 years ago and at fist is was great but as days and months then years went by I feel like it doesnt help like it use to and I find myself wanting to take more.Is it normal or is it my addiction kicking in?I just dont want to go back to ...
    reginawright18 reginawright18 36-40 4 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    Stopping Methadone

    I'm currently on methadone (have been for almost 4yrs omg!) I've been working on lowering my dose my highest dose was 120, I've slowly gotten down to 8mg. It was a little tough at times, but totally tolerable, the issue that bugs me the most is ANXIETY, I've always had issues...
    almostthere2013 almostthere2013 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Prozac + Methadone = ???

    Hello... I have been going to a methadone clinic in New Jersey, since 2006, after a long stint with heroin. Really, I have nothing bad to say about the program. My highest dose was 100mgs, I am now at 38mgs, because of a 1mg/week detox, because I want to get out of there (the $85...
    susan81382 susan81382 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    I'm On Methadone...

    I been on methadone for nine days today and I don't think I need it anymore but I'm not sure if I will have withdraws or not if anybody know if I will please let me know thanks...
    mrsotwell mrsotwell 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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    I Got Off Heroin! Trust Me, You Can Get Off Methadone!!

    As you all know Methadone is Zero compared t Heroin! But for those of you who don't know, let me explain. Methadone is drug that was made (Legal) to give the effect of Heroin but without that extremely hard withdrawals. However, some Heroin addicts did stop Heroin but got hocked...
    ordaiga ordaiga 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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    Since I have been on the methadone program I

    have gotten close to my family again I have been clean the whole time Since I started it I haven't failed one drug screen it has given me my life back i got on drugs when i was 19 the guy i was dating at the time got me started i was raped at 16 and the guy i was with that got...
    backtomyself backtomyself 31-35 1 Response Feb 13

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    I have been on methadone

    for 8 years now I go to a maintenance treatment program I'm very thankful for it saved my life I was shooting up morphine every day I had no life anymore if it wasn't for this program I would be dead now
    backtomyself backtomyself 31-35 1 Response Feb 13

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    ... But Not Anymore!

    Thank all the gods. Don't get me wrong, being on MMT (or rather finally taking it seriously after several years of f***ing around) enabled me to start a new career and a new life after 15 years of heroin addiction. However, I am glad to be free of the often-demeaning clinic...
    YamiNoSensei YamiNoSensei 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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    Married To A Methadone Addict

    I am married to a methadone addict. It has been 10 years now and our sex life is close to nothing and he is emotionally abusive. He drinks alchole as well. I feel that this is becasue of the methadone. Has anyone experienced personality chnages becasue of taking methadone...
    summer1719 summer1719 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    I have a sex drive but it is right

    before i dose and maybe an hour after i dose. I am on 110 mg at the moment and my life has been pause for the past 5 years. I use the excuse that my dad is sick to stay home all the time and not contact anyone, about a year ago i went to see an ex gf across the country and i had...
    starcore starcore 26-30, M Nov 20

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    At My Wits End

    i have been married for 3yrs now and my husband became addicted to heroine. he has been on methadone for over a year now and we do not get along. i have tried and tried to understand this drug but its confusing day by day. he does not tell me what is going on at the meetings with...
    whymetoday whymetoday 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 31, 2011

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    Living With Someone On Methadone

    I'm not even sure where to start...I met a great guy, someone who I was insanely attracted to and he had a flaw: he was addicted to perks. He knew that he deserved a better life and that I would not put up with dating an addict so he got clean and went on methadone. That was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 55 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    My Life Saver

     Methadone saved my life.  I became addicted to opiates trying to get pain relief for my disability which is Lupus.  I actually thought about suicide.  Now I am in treatment and it is the best thing I have ever done!  I have a great clinic in Dyersburg...
    Regina1968 Regina1968 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 26, 2010

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    I Am On Methadone and Proud of It!

    This a comment I left on someone else's story which I would like to post as my story!: I agree with you 100%! I too travel an hour round trip a day to receive my dose and it doesn't bother me. I used to spend many hours a day trying to score my drugs, so an hour a day to save my...
    Carlos0418 Carlos0418 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 10, 2009

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    Confused

    I am a 51 year old mother of 2.  I raised both of my children without any help finacially or emotionally.  When my youngest son turned 18 I decided it was time for me to put myself first.  Ive always wanted to live near the beach and my oldest son lives in...
    cindibeth cindibeth 51-55, F May 10, 2010

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    You Would Never Believe I Was That Junkie

    My addiction started when I was pregnant and had a C-Section. I discovered pain killers.  I was the bestmother in the world!!!  SPIRALING DOWNWARD - Lost my daughter, my husband my job my freedom.  My sister was a recovering addict.  Same drugs of choice...
    clazzylady clazzylady 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    Nervous :-(

    So here i am.... nervous and scared about what my future holds for me. This has been going on for so many years i dont know how im gonna handle being completely free of mood altering substances. I know that i need to do it though..... ive never felt so strongly about something in...
    blndtwr31 blndtwr31 31-35, F 24 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    My Experience On Methadone In Canada

    I am trying to get myself on your site"I ON Methadone",and having problems,may-be its because I'm in Canada.So be-fore I type my story out,lets see if this goes thur.Terry McArthur
    terrymcarthur terrymcarthur 46-50 Sep 12, 2011

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    Hi

    I am a little over two years sucessfully in a mmt program. Had a wonderfull baby girl while on it. No nas. No heath prob. Blessed todally!! Lets get this party started!!!!
    lifeishardsometimes lifeishardsometimes 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2008

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    Please Help!!

    My name is Alice, i am the daughter of a man who is going through Methadone withdrawel.He's been clear of it for 3 weeks now, but still really suffering physically and mentally.Getting abit scared cos his mood swings are out of control, he's drinking vodka way too much aswell.i'm...
    alicexo alicexo 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2010

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    Thank Goodness For The Clinic

    Well for starter's I would like to say I am an addict. I too go to a methadone clinic, i started out like so many others, driving 45 min just to get there, they will not allow a clinic in the city I live in. So  They opened 1 up in the city next to ours, i live in indiana... I...
    rmann20 rmann20 26-30 1 Response Mar 12, 2012

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    Im Not Ashamed...

    I am proud to say that I am a methadone client. I go to a very great clinic in AL. I would love to go to one in my home state of MS but since there isnt one I hafta travel an hour one way. If thats not dedication I dont know what is. I have been going for 2yrs and Ive never...
    blckshpMS blckshpMS 36-40, F 6 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    My Experience On Methadone In Canada

    I am trying to get myself on your site"I ON Methadone",and having problems,may-be its because I'm in Canada.So be-fore I type my story out,lets see if this goes thur.Terry McArthur
    terrymcarthur terrymcarthur 46-50 1 Response Sep 12, 2011

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    Methdone Couple..

    My hubby and I have been married 25 years, have 4 kids and 2 grandkids..A few years back we both became addicted to oxycontin..It has been a long hard road for us and our kids but with the help of methadone we are on or way to being clean..I am down to 64mg from 135mg..The taper...
    turkstragal turkstragal 41-45 8 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    I am currently on day 6 of my cold turkey

    methadone withdrawal. Any advice for this absolute hell I'm going through? The severe depression is almost worse than the physical symptoms. But they are close - i'm very sick.
    DetoxingfromMethadone DetoxingfromMethadone 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    Ugh, Why.....

    Ha. I think someone could make a reality show about all the drama that happens at the clinic I'm in, I'm not sure if it's that way in any other clinic but my lord. Not to say that don't contribute to the drama or have my own. Like I'm going though right now. Me and this guy...
    Steener2492 Steener2492 26-30, F Dec 5, 2010

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    Harlows Mom Is Back Jus Lost My Password And All That Lol

    im the one whos 24 and having a baby on methadone! i was soo scarred i had such a huge fear, i didnt know how i was goin to ever get off of 120 mg cuz i found out its in my fat cells and bone marrow after being on it soo long. anywayim at peace and acceptance finally i dont...
    lowjean lowjean 22-25, F Jun 14, 2010

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    Methadone

    i've been on methadone for 3 years, 4 months now and i am starting to taper off 5 mgs a month i feel the methadone program saved my life.  i was doing 5-6 80's a day at $20 a pill, [i heard now they're between $30-35/pill now..ouch] my life was out of control and finding...
    MarleyChloesMum MarleyChloesMum 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2008

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    My Experience On Methadone In Canada

    I am trying to get myself on your site"I ON Methadone",and having problems,may-be its because I'm in Canada.So be-fore I type my story out,lets see if this goes thur.Terry McArthur
    terrymcarthur terrymcarthur 46-50 Sep 12, 2011

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    This Is My Life

    i have been on the clinic for 10 years now.  i never thought i would get off anyways, so this is ok with me.  i will admit i don't always like having this over me, but it sure beats the alternative.  i just wish other people would accept it as a good means to...
    kulbreeze kulbreeze 56-60 2 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    Canadian Methadone Client

    My name is Terry and presently on methadone.I have been on juice for 18yrs. and has been a life saver.In 1996 I was told by my doctor after a blood test I had hep c. I was not surprised,but if I wanted to live I had to make changes fast.I went on methadone and quit the heroin...
    terrymcarthur terrymcarthur 46-50 1 Response Jul 8, 2013

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    Punitive Programs.

    I was a patient at New Era in Bridgeport, CT for 3 years. My experience there was a nightmare. Starting with a supervisor (who was also my counselor). She used my therapy time to discuss her extra marital affairs. She was a hot mess. She was replaced by an even hotter mess...
    BarbieLuvs BarbieLuvs 46-50 1 Response Apr 26, 2013

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    Finding A Good Job On Methadone

    I don't know what to do I have found a great job but they drug test and I don't know if I should be upfront and honest about the methadone or if I should try to find a way to pass a urine test. I know I will probably get tested again randomly so It may be better to just take a...
    troy4rtsmith troy4rtsmith 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 9, 2011

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    Im just wondering if any other methadone

    clinics charge you 50.00 to ask for a carry out and then if the doctor says no...you don't get the money back?
    purpldenim purpldenim 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    Thought It Would Be Fun

    i started taking it three yrs ago 4 fun,now i take 2 pills a day just to feel "normal".not fun anymore.could use some advice on how to taper off so i dont withdrawl so bad.went cold turkey a yr ago for 22 days but was still sick.  ALSO HAS ANY ONE HEARD OF A PRODUCT "WITHDRAWL...
    mikey808 mikey808 36-40 2 Responses Mar 5, 2011

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    Methadone saved my life.

    Rehab wouldn't work for me, and at first methadone didn't either. I started smoking crack when I was first on it and had trouble then with that. But I got on in sept 2006, since then I've had a beautiful son who is 4 1/2 now, received my associates degree in substance abuse...
    Robydoby803 Robydoby803 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    Im In Methadone Maintanence

    HELLO,I AM NEW TO THIS AND WOULD LIKE TO TELL SOME ABOUT MYSELF. I HAVE BEEN A DRUG ADDICT FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS, THOUGHT I WOULD NEVER LIVE THROUGH IT UNTIL THE LAST 8 YEARS, I JOINED A MMC AND I HAVE BEEN CLEAN SINCE ALL BUT THE METHADONE. I FEEL NORMAL AGAIN. IF THERE IS...
    raindance1489 raindance1489 36-40 10 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    I'm On Methadone And Am Now Reducing....

    I'm on methadone and am now reducing, I'm about half way there and so far am having no problems.  I had to go on the stuff because I had an addiction to codeine due to a terrible back injury.  Nursing ruined my back and the pain was great i became addicted to pain...
    GemmaRavenBird GemmaRavenBird 41-45, F Jun 21, 2010

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    My Baby Got Off Methadone Y Cant I?

    i'm 24, just had my 3rd child. I'm at a methadone clinic now. I started off w/ oxycontin when one of my twin duaghters died at 1 mo. old. I did't grieve, just got high. My baby's father abused me and used w/ me. I bought all his drugs and he went to jail alot. He's never been...
    harlowsmom harlowsmom 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    I've been on methadone

    for 8 years now I go to a methadone clinic I have never failed a drug test there or used anything else since i started the program it saved my life I'm doing great i started out having to drive 3 hours one way to get there then found one a lil closer had to drive 2 hours one way...
    backtomyself backtomyself 31-35 Feb 13

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    I Have Finally Accepted What I Am... I Am An Addict !

    I am on my first week of treatment and at first I was very scared to go to the Clinic...Just afraid of how I would be judged of course now I could care less now that I have found out I should have been here along time ago they have saved my life. I also am Glad I found this site...
    IamFree IamFree 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    I am not doing well at all with this. I was using heavily between heroin and other opiates and they only started me on 15mg, and only going up 5 mg every 4 days!! its giving me...
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    I'm on methadone therapy and have been on it for 3 years. I was suffering with depression, lack of motivation, self drive, anxiety, moody etc. ! I suffered like that for years! A...
    JasonRR JasonRR 41-45, M Nov 22

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    My husband and I have been having problems for a while now. He is an addict. He was struggling with opiate addiction when we met, but went into methadone treatment and has been...
    nodbates nodbates 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 22

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    I ******* I n g love it I never gonna quit . I'm on methadone and can use every so often. I want to try smak from America someone send me a lil something I will pay you im in...
    nodkat nodkat 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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