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I was just wondering if anyone here has had a bad experience from treating doctors or clinics on methadone?
I have read scare stories (admittedly on less reputable websites) about people testing positive and getting their dose reduced from 180 to 100 to 0!
I understand all stories are individual and some people can't expect treatment of theyre testing positive for all sorts everyday.
But for the average person really trying? Can it really Happen? I mean the black and white people will say you only have to be treated in an emergency. But take an anti depressant for example. This is non emergency but stopping someone cold turkey would be medically and humanly negligent.
I would say most people being treated for a drug abuse problem will have a set back at some stage, or a relapse. So what degree of willingness to keep helping is out there??
Any academic papers I have read state that using methadone dose as a punishment does not work. But there seems to be a big gap between the literature and the practice. I get that the nature of methadone means that a large proportion of patients are probably in the category of unhelpful to themselves, law issues, aggression issues etc
But I feel like this drug is used punitively rather than what it's shown and designed for.
Be happy to discuss if anyone has opinions.
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