I On Methadone

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 128 People


    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


    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

    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

    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
    8 Responses Feb 21, 2012

    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
    1 Response Mar 23, 2009

    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
    1 Response Jul 8, 2013

    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
    Feb 13, 2014

    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
    7 Responses Aug 10, 2009

    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
    3 Responses Sep 26, 2010

    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
    23 Responses Oct 8, 2012

    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
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Apr 27, 2013

    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
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2014

    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
    1 Response Feb 13, 2014

    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

    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
    2 Responses Mar 5, 2011

    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
    1 Response Sep 12, 2011

    Im In Methadone Maintanence

    raindance1489 raindance1489
    10 Responses Apr 24, 2008

    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
    1 Response Nov 20, 2014

    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
    70 Responses Dec 23, 2008

    ... 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

    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
    8 Responses Jul 31, 2009

    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


    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
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Apr 25, 2013

    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
    Sep 12, 2011

    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

    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, 2014

    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
    4 Responses Aug 20, 2011

    Ok im kinda worried bc my wifes been on

    methadone for a couple of years now n jus a couple months ago she was taking 12 mg a day n I was curious bout how many mg she was on last week so I looked in her box she keeps her meds in an the bottles say 30 mg I was jus wondering y she would go up 18mg n I asked her what mg...
    bigplexx281 bigplexx281
    4 Responses Jan 23, 2015


    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

    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

    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
    Sep 12, 2011

    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

    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
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2014

    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

    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

    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
    1 Response Mar 12, 2012

    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
    1 Response Feb 13, 2014

    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

    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
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2010

    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

    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
    1 Response Apr 26, 2013

    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

    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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