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Hi, I have been stable for many years now, and I have made a choice to stay on my prescribed methadone until I pass away, however it has been very, very hard to explain why I feel this is my best option to the prescribing GP. I have had to complain as my previous GP used abusive language to my wife, who is also on Methadone, on 3 occasions ( received a letter of apology from him). Myself and my wife were then moved to another clinic as we decided it was not in anyone's interest that we stayed with this doctor, and to be honest my wife did not feel comfortable seeing this GP again as she felt scared. We have been with this clinic for 3 Months now we both have been attending our groups that were set up for us, and we have been continuing to pick our medicine up weekly as we have been doing for 5 years in my case and longer in my wife's case.
today we receive a letter in the post from our services saying that we have both been put on daily pick up from the pharmacy, we do not understand this as we have been picking up weekly for years now with no problems, not even provided 1 positive drugs test in 5 years. We feel as if we are being targeted because my wife made an original complaint, it's not just the changing of our pick up times it's the way we are being dealt with. We both feel trapped and do not know who to go to for help, we have tried using the advocacy services in our home area but that seems to have made life harder for us. I would be very grateful if someone could help us and give us some advice.
we feel that because we are stable and getting on with our lives, and we have made a judgement on our own treatment as adults, and we are able to interact at a certain level , the services we use do not like it, and yes we feel targeted. Please help.
Mark and Helena.
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