Posted by Michele on May 9, 2001, at 13:21:18
In reply to Re: Methadone - NikkiT2, posted by DianeD on May 9, 2001, at 12:44:47
> How can you say Methadone is a nasty nasty drug when you have never been on it yourself? How closed minded. Childish.
Who's being childish exactly? And Methadone is just as bad, if not Worse than horoin... I also know a heroine addict trying to get off of it. How can you recommend this type of drug to somebody? And he's childish.
> Methadone is not worse than heroin. Sheeeeet how off the wall can you get. Heroin is an occupation. Heroin is taken and cut with all kinds of crap (sugar, starch, powdered milk, quinine, strychnine or other poisons). Not to mention possible exposure to AIDS, hepatitis, abscesses, infections of the heart lining and valves, bacterial infections and on and on. To the heroin addict methadone is FREEDOM. And to some people with certain types of depression, I believe from my own personal experience, that it just might be the ticket to freedom as well!
> Methadone is harder to kick YES, BUT we are talking about remaining on Methadone forever if it works for you.
What doctor in their right mind is going to prescribe this for depression? I'll tell you one thing... if found out, he'll probably loose his liscence quick.
> When you want to get off methadone you come off S L O W L Y. Maybe 1mg a day at the very very fastest.
> And as for it being addictive. So what! Your body becomes "addicted" to all things that are given to it continually. It adjusts, it adapts to whatever you are filling it with, be it synthroid, ADs, vitamins, cancer meds, whatever! The body evolves.
> > I ahve never used methadone, but have a very close friend who is currently using to help kick his heroin habit.
> > It is a nasty, nasty drug. He says it is worse than the heroin... it is HIGHLY addictive and the "come downs" are terrible.
> > I would never reccomend use fo this drug.
> > nikki