Kick Methadone And Get Your Life Back! I Did..

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Kat Says:


My story is like most others out there, starting taking pain killers and became mentally and physically addicted over time. My use went on for more than 10 yrs. and 1 yr ago I decided to get help. Today I am 1 yr clean and feel great. It is possible to kick this awful drug!! I kicked it's ass and got my life back! :)


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jennne Says:

How did you kick the habit of methadone use


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Kat Says:

I went to a rehabilitation facility in Florida (I'm from Texas). Stayed roughly about 70 days, then headed back home. Kicking my habit to methadone goes much deeper than just going to rehab. What exactly would you like to know, what medication they used to help me with the withdrawals or what got me through the mental and physical process? I'll be happy to answer any questions you have.

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becca Says:

how did u kick it mentally but also what kind of medication did they use? i live in florida n i was told most rehabs dont accept methadone patients. i been on the clinic over 7 yrs im at 90mgs n i really dont want to be a lifer. thank u for any info n congratulations

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Kat Says:

In Boca Raton, FL they have a rehab facility called, The Watershed. They accept methadone patients. They put me on a 14 day methadone taper and during those 14 days I was also on vitamins. For the withdrawal symptoms they had me on clonidine, muscle relaxer (Flexeril), vitamins and anti nausea medication. I was physically sick for quite awhile, roughly about 20 days. The first 3 days were the hardest and everyday after that got a little easier. Coming out of my fog state of mind took around 2 months. Once I was able to physically take care of myself I was ready to work on my mental state of mind. I learned that I needed to focus on me and no one else. It's very important to get your independence back, very important. I kept myself pretty busy in rehab so I wasn't rolling around in my head. Everyday was a new day, days I looked forward to. In my addiction I had nothing to look forward to, the drugs controlled my every emotion. Today I am finally in control of my own life. You need to be willing to give up your old life, and what I mean by that is, your way of thinking. Change everything about your old life style.. laugh/smile more, promote positive energy for yourself and others around you, find hobbies that will stimulate your mind and keep that positive energy flowing. You know what you need to do to live the life you want. For me, I adopted 5 parakeets (I didn't even know I liked birds) and they are the love of my life. :) I have other interests as well, but that was one I didn't expect.
I hope this helped, if you have any more questions.. Just ask

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evan Says:
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Im ready to get off methadone is it possible to go cold turkey and still function normal

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Kat Says:

@Evan
It depends, how long have you been on methadone and what is your current dosage? Are you taking anything else?

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becca Says:
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Thank u so much for responding Kat. Again congratulations. U seem very happy n full of life. Makes me look forward to getting off it. I am very scared of the withdrawls but looking forward to living again. I am going to look into that rehab.

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Kat Says:

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Thank you! Would you mind keeping me updated on your progress? I would love to know how things are working out for you. And do know this, the withdrawals are manageable with the right kind of medications, medical care and support. Trust me, it will all be worth it! Good luck. :)

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