Posted by Shay Sweet on December 15, 2005, at 7:53:12
In reply to Re: Heroin withdrawal and abstinence, posted by Declan on October 27, 2005, at 15:47:22
" Around opiates though beggars can't be choosers."
Unless, of course, one is begging to differ; which I am. It sounds like you 'know some people who have heard..." but have not actually had experience with Methadone yourself.
Yes, there are users who go to the clinic and remain on the lowest possible dose so they can still get high. Those people aren't really serious about getting off dope (not yet anyway).
Then there are those who are serious about it, but they become disdained by others who have a "this sucks" attitude and are usually unavoidable at a clinic where you have to wait in line to dose.
However, if you are serious and have tried to kick cold turkey, my advise would be this:
Don't hang with the same crowd, and perhaps even more importantly, do not make friends at the clinic with other patients; it's very easy to adopt the negative attitude or meet people who are into other stuff.
Be honest with your counselor, yourself, and eventually your non using friends/family.
As you can easily discover for yourself by visiting the NAMA sponsored web site, We Speak Methadone, there is so much info and support there that you can at least make a well informed decion..