Methadone Clinics Don't Care

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Ap Says:
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I been going to the methadone clinic in Birmingham for 3 years,I always pay for my dose,but this one day I ask to charge and I had to damn near get on my knees and beg to charge,Three years of paying and I ask for help this one time so you think they help me,he'll no,they don't care.

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levodromoran62 Says:
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I would pay like clock work but one day i owed 7 dollars and the medicating nurse was going to refuse medicating me. But another nurse told her to go ahead and dose me.
In the early days I thought methadone centers where there to help improve your life ? But when the 1980s came and Reagan cut federal money to MHMR's doctor's opened up their on private methadone clinics.That's when it became cut and dry money for methadone and if you don't like it, go back to your street drug life if you don't like what they got to offer was the underlying messenger.

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VerFree Says:

I am very sorry about what you've had to deal with, I know it is frustrating, and shouldn't be allowed, since missing a dose could put you in danger of severe withdrawals.

However, under current U.S. law, as long as you are stable at the time they see you, they are not required to treat you, or prescribe/dispense any medications to you, at all. A clinic, or doctor, can choose to stop seeing you, at any time, without notice. In turn, you are allowed to refuse treatments, or stop seeing any given particular medical professional, unless court ordered to do so.

The FDA warns that Methadone carries the risk of being habit forming, and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, constipation, and dry mouth.

Have you checked into any assistance options in your area? Some places help people pay for their Methadone treatment, but not all.

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Pete Says:

Re: VerFree (# 2)

The risk of being habit forming? Do they think we're stupid. I'm 70. Yes, 70 and on it 32 years this time. It's saved my life and brought my family back together but make no mistake, you're still a junkie and the bottom line is profit. Over the years, each time I got a pick up I saved it and they can stop serving me any time they want and I can do a four month detox on my own. I prefer not to but I will never allow them to take my manhood away. Any time they want they can dismiss me and f*** them all because I'm ready!!! Don't confide, don't tell any personal business because it will be used to hurt, not help you. If any of you poor folks have to go to group, the same applies. TNT. Tell No Truths. Believe me. I have 50 years experience.

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Lou Says:
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Re: Pete (# 3)

Hi Pete,I can relate to what you have been thru,I'm in Australia I have one question have you noticed any change in potency with juice? I'm not sure if it's just me but seemed stronger in 70s ,thanks take care.

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Pete Says:

Re: Lou (# 4)

Definitely! We used to get orange wafers made by the Lilly Co. Not today's orange. People would stop at 80mgs because that's all you needed! Then they went to white wafers. Then liquid called methadone which we take now. With each change it's gotten progressively weaker, make no mistake.

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Lou Says:
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Re: Pete (# 3)

Thanks for reply Pete ,think it was early 70s for me ,I spent bit of time in s when I got back it was the only answer for me,nothing else touched the sides ,this time it's been about 5 yrs ,I had accident neck nerve damage ect,at least it helped with pain where nothing else would ,I'm closing in on 70 yrs now so can't see any pain cures happening ,as for anything else forget it!! But I remember back in 70s was obviously stronger or maybe it's just me ,in fact nothing seems same to me ,prescribed relaxants .but don't seem to work,,unfortunately there's just about no old faces around sadly,take care ok mate, (survivor)

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