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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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    ... 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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    Five Years Now

    Ive been on the clinic for five years noe, and it has made a huge change in me and my life, but I feel like I traded one drug for another. I still have to take something to function everyday. I no longer stick needles in my veins or lie cheat and steal but I want to be completely...
    bamela27 bamela27 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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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 26-30 Feb 13

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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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    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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    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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    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 41 Responses Dec 23, 2008

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    Kicking Meihadone

    have been on 79mg a dat for 6 years and i can say that at 58 years old it s much harder than at 30   it s been 4 month of suffering much longer than heroin (10-15 days) but the meth is really hard on the moral...im trying catapres now with rivotril 1mg for sleeping. but some...
    philblond1 philblond1 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 1, 2010

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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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    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 41-45 1 Response Apr 26, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    Patoz Patoz 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 5, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    I Need To

    I started taking methadone when I was younger,I'd buy it off the streets from older people I knew, which led to a heroin addiction. I believe I've an addictive personality as ever since my life got troubled I've went from one substance to another. I no longer take heroin but I...
    monicaxox monicaxox 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30 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 26-30 2 Responses Feb 13

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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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 1 Response Oct 2, 2009

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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 1 Response Sep 26, 2010

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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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    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 6 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    So, my boyfriends brother and his girlfriend are terrible parents. They have 4 boys. One was born hooked on methadone because she is a drug addict. One boy should be starting 6th...
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    1 One of my closest friend is 10 yrs old 2 I'm Engaged 3 I have four pet rats, a toy poodle, and my cats live with my mom. 4 I LOVE to sing 5 I have bipolar 1 (and ADHD) 6 I'm...
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    I have BPD and I'm totally my own worst enemy, I've learned over the years that when things are calm and peaceful I sabotage my own life because I'm more comfortable in chaotic...
    BeautifulBorderlineJunkie BeautifulBorderlineJunkie 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I belong also under I love a drug addict...I have been married for going on five years. I have a little boy and one on the way. Me and my husband have been together for almost 10...
    achingheart123 achingheart123 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I drink way too much on the weekends two weekends ago on my birthday I took two and a half tea spoons of methadone syrup and bought two twelve packs and two 18 packs. My cousin...
    CodyR4495 CodyR4495 18-21, M 1 day ago

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