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Lady Kenmare
03-02-2014, 06:06 PM
As I mentioned in another thread in response to an account of a really shady dispensary nurse, there seem to be two types of clinics: the decent ones, and the really shitty ones that make you feel powerless and criminal on a daily basis. Sure, each state has its share of stupid laws and restrictions that clinics must follow, but the bad clinics take it way too far with their webs of senseless and authoritarian rules designed to make their patients feel like inmates rather than someone on the upswing. The bad clinics seem to always have employees that enjoy providing the opposite of customer service, and long, slow lines to finally get a sullen nurse are the norm.

So, what are some of your experiences--the bad AND the good?

port rhombus
03-02-2014, 08:14 PM
Bad: when I got shorted a takehome dose because the clinic decided to close an extra day for Christmas, something they'd never done before. I was fuming. My counselor was dumbfounded when I told her what happened, and I was reassured it wouldn't happen again. If the clinic has people coming in on two-week and thirty-day dosing schedules, they had better decide at least a month in advanced when they're planning to take a vacation day.

Good: pretty much everything else. My clinic takes good care of me. The people who work there are friendly and respectful (and sometimes very funny), if not super-knowledgeable on the medical front. I've earned takehome doses as quickly as the federal guidelines permit--though I think I'm technically eligible for 30 days' worth at this point, but I suspect I'd be denied if I asked for that many, since I live so close to the clinic. I'm always in and out in ~5 minutes, unless I have a drug test/"counseling" session, and that only happens every couple of months (now that I think about it, the clinic may be skirting federal regulations regarding counseling).

FWIW, I got on MMT because I'm a chronic pain patient, occasional IVDU (opioids, ketamine, and its analogs are my DOC), and former out-of-control IVDU. I've been in a much better place, physically and psychologically, since getting on methadone. As much as I sometimes miss it, I don't regret giving up my oxymorphone script.

At this point in my life, I'd definitely prefer MMT to losing half-days, sitting in the waiting room (I am a patient boy... Fugazi, anyone?), at fascist pain management appointments that primarily serve to refill CII scripts. I ditched PM almost three years ago, but was able to find a team of awesome MDs, who are super-knowledgeable in their areas of expertise, who do a better job of treating my medical conditions in every regard minus opioid scripts*. I plan to stay on methadone indefinitely.

* Actually, that's not entirely true. I was discharged from the hospital after a serious injury last year with a prescription for a grip of 4 mg hydromorphone tablets.

Posting that gave me a serious feeling of deja-vu.

Edit: how could I forget?! Good: FREE COFFEE! Mixing it with the sugar and powdered non-dairy creamer that's available is a guilty pleasure of mine. So nasty, so tasty. My gf has taken to filling up her own insulated cup before she leaves. Another potential benefit, depending on how you see things, is having folks approach you on the street and offer you drugs (typically Xanax bars) when they see you with the clinic's tell-tale styrofoam coffee cups. I think that's hilarious.

Tea Time
03-02-2014, 11:13 PM
My clinic experience was good. I did a lot of research before choosing a clinic. I found one that didn't test for marijuana in their random UA's which was a HUGE thing for me. I ended up driving a little further, but it was well worth it to me.

I earned takehomes fairly quickly and ended up picking up two weeks at a time. They always opened on time and announced clinic closures in advance so you could plan ahead.

The nurses were cool as shit and actually listened to what you were telling them. Both of them talked to you and got to know you. They asked about work, family, etc. They definitely didn't look down on you as if you were the scourge of the earth.

They were also extremely knowledgeable and were instrumental in helping with the dosage aspect of my taper.

I also travel fairly regularly with my job. Sometimes I have to leave town on short notice and they always worked with me to change my schedule and make sure I was situated and able to go out of town without courtesy dosing or any other bullshit. They were patient and understanding about it too and really didn't give me shit...even though they could've.

I really didn't have any horrible experiences. It just really pays to find a good clinic. Try to research it as much as you can.

Snoops
03-02-2014, 11:28 PM
Bad: Every other Friday.

Good: Uhhhhhhh, they have a water cooler. And it actually dispenses ice cold water... Oh, and my counselor is dumb as a box of used rigs. This affords me the ability to lie about Ambien being a Benzo "because it is a Z-Drug" verbatim.

She just nodded her head and said "Okay that's fine, just bring me your script next time you're here..."
And that was last Spring.

port rhombus
03-02-2014, 11:48 PM
I found one that didn't test for marijuana in their random UA's which was a HUGE thing for me.

I should've mentioned that, too. I'm not too big on cannabis lately, but I've dropped many weed-laden urine samples in the past, without a single negative word or consequence from the clinic.

It's kinda funny, actually, since I asked my counselor about the clinic's position on marijuana during my intake session, and she advised me not to consume it, lest I subsequently relapse on dope. :rolleyes:

It was also funny when another client thought my e-cig was some kind of robotic crack pipe, and that I was smoking rock in the clinic's elevator.

Tea Time
03-03-2014, 12:32 AM
I should've mentioned that, too. I'm not too big on cannabis lately, but I've dropped many weed-laden urine samples in the past, without a single negative word or consequence from the clinic.

It's kinda funny, actually, since I asked my counselor about the clinic's position on marijuana during my intake session, and she advised me not to consume it, lest I subsequently relapse on dope. :rolleyes:

It was also funny when another client thought my e-cig was some kind of robotic crack pipe, and that I was smoking rock in the clinic's elevator.

:D:D:D

abe or ham
03-03-2014, 12:59 AM
I should've mentioned that, too. I'm not too big on cannabis lately, but I've dropped many weed-laden urine samples in the past, without a single negative word or consequence from the clinic.

It's kinda funny, actually, since I asked my counselor about the clinic's position on marijuana during my intake session, and she advised me not to consume it, lest I subsequently relapse on dope. :rolleyes:

It was also funny when another client thought my e-cig was some kind of robotic crack pipe, and that I was smoking rock in the clinic's elevator.
ROBOCRACK!!!!!

paups
03-03-2014, 02:31 AM
I just started MMT a couple of months ago, but so far I've been happy and pleasantly surprised overall.
They dose until 11am weekdays/closed Sundays, they tolerate dirty drops for everything except non-RXd benzos, accept insurance and self-pay is only $55/wk. Monthly "counseling" and even UA schedules seem pretty lax (Ive haven't talked to anyone/peed in anything since my intake..60+days ago?) The dosing nurses are very fair and friendly, as long as the patients behave themselves. Ive seen them reprimand people for being loud or rude, but I get the feeling they are simply trying to keep things moving, and regardless, I think it's normal to expect a basic amount of decency and respect in any kind of service position. I try and be easy and generically pleasant, smile, say "good morning" and "thank you" and they've all been really nice in return. On a couple occasions have even personally gone out of there way when they didn't have to..

My fellow patients, on the other hand, rarely fail to disappoint in the waiting room antics. Saturday dosing is only 2hrs so one generally spends about 10min on queue in the Parade of Humanity, each patient clutching the small metal lockbox from wally-world, fielding the sticky hands of rogue toddlers running laps around us and trying not to eavesdrop about so-and-so's due date/release date, their baby daddy's new chevy cavalier, the hilarious/cute thing their dog/kid did that morning, their shingles/lupus/backpain etc. All the while, at least 2 other people loudly referee everyones position in line each time someone moves up.. "So it's her, then him, her, you, then you, then ME, then him.." and every 90sec. or so someone else emits another long dramatic sighs of impatience, occasionally embellished with a breathy "ohmygawwwd" tacked on for good measure..

I can appreciate plenty of folks do have jobs/school to report to, but I have no idea why it's mostly people in their pajamas who appear to be in such a rush or what crucial appointment they need to make wearing their shower shoes (besides bathing?) Perhaps, in time, they will share their secrets with me? :p

bonedust
03-03-2014, 04:07 AM
I don't get my mdone from a clinic but my husband does. At one point in the beginning I had to drive him cuz he didn't have a driver's license. I did get to go in and see everyone get dosed and stuff but for the most part I hung outside with everyone.
One day I unfortunately got to see our friend C have a big seizure right outside cuz he wasn't able to get his xanax. My husband sat on the ground with him and held him till it was over. C had no idea what happened and looked scared as hell when he came out of it.
I'm glad my husband was there cuz everyone else was clueless when it came to helping.
Aside from that story not much other crazy shit happened during the time I was there. Just the usual shady deals and general silliness. One old dude brought his dog Buddy and that was cool.

Bubbz
03-03-2014, 07:52 AM
some shit happened About a week ago at my clinic here in london ontario. this is the busiest clinic ive ever seen. if u go right whrn it opens there a line up of 20-40 people waiting to get their drink....and itsnot in the best area so lots of dealing and shit goes on. i got my carries so luckily only go once a week.

but anywYs, im in line waiting to get my drink and carries and the line is out the door cuz just opened...and about 2 people behind me theres two guys argueing about something....i thought nothing off it cuz this is ussual shit here. next thing i kno...one guy pulls out a knife and stabs the other guy in the face.....lucky it hit his cheek and not his eye or somethng

guy ran off pouring blood....while the guy wit knife throws it in garbage and gets right back in line then looks at me and says

"if im going to the bin...i want my drink" haha.....fucking eh

jack-a-roe
03-03-2014, 08:00 AM
Paups just broke it down!

QueenofDenial
03-03-2014, 08:21 AM
This is sort of funny. Years ago...20ish yrs? Anyway, I had to go to the clinic every morning for my take home Serax(Oxazepam), for my alcohol addiction at the time. I was young and naive.
Long line, but the folks were so friendly and I thought we all were there for the same thing.

The guy in front of me asked "What are you here for??" And I told him....I guess most of the line heard me. Certainly turned into the "odd turd in a punch bowl" for me. Everyone else was there for MMT.

The thing was, I was about 26 I guess. Not nearly as experienced (hardee-har-har) as I am now at 50(March 31). Think I looked a little too 'school girlish' for that crowd. But they were so damn nice to me! All men....ok, now that I think about it, I was being laughed at. LOL! Just didn't know it at the time.

40mgtoFreedom
03-03-2014, 10:29 AM
some shit happened About a week ago at my clinic here in london ontario. this is the busiest clinic ive ever seen. if u go right whrn it opens there a line up of 20-40 people waiting to get their drink....and itsnot in the best area so lots of dealing and shit goes on. i got my carries so luckily only go once a week.

but anywYs, im in line waiting to get my drink and carries and the line is out the door cuz just opened...and about 2 people behind me theres two guys argueing about something....i thought nothing off it cuz this is ussual shit here. next thing i kno...one guy pulls out a knife and stabs the other guy in the face.....lucky it hit his cheek and not his eye or somethng

guy ran off pouring blood....while the guy wit knife throws it in garbage and gets right back in line then looks at me and says

"if im going to the bin...i want my drink" haha.....fucking eh

so did he get it?!?!?!?

Tea Time
03-03-2014, 10:59 AM
so did he get it?!?!?!?

:D

That reminds me of one of those world's craziest police chases. The guy stole a car I guess and was leading police down the interstate at 90 or 100 and the helicopter shows the guy fixing up while he's driving. Pretty much as soon as he finished, he pulled over and surrendered without resisting. :D

monkey business
03-03-2014, 11:13 AM
Paups that was a hilarious and very accurate write up of the typical goons that attend my clinic as well. Probably around 40-50% of the people I see regularly are bums in their fifties and sixties who are either dressed in smelly worn clothes or pijama-like outfits looking like they just stepped out of bed. They are usually the ones that are there right when the clinic opens, and they never fail to amaze me with their childish behavior. Always so impatient (despite only having to wait an average of 5-10 minutes) and making it extremely clear they are unhappy with the wait, even though they probably have no reason to be in a rush. Some of them ask the front desk lady 2-3 times each day if she really checked them in ("Yes sir your turn will come soon" "But are you SURE you got me in??!")

These people are also EXTREMELY loud and obnoxious, yelling across the room at each other despite being 10 feet apart. Then there's some older guys that are constantly trying to start drama with whoever's around, over absolutely ridiculous stuff that probably never even happened. This guy started yelling at me one day for apparently not giving him a cigarette a week ago when he asked... either I didn't hear him or he is confusing me with someone else cause I'm sure it never happened.

I can understand why the people working there get fed up, and the truth is most of them are really nice, understanding people. The only one I really have a problem with is the bitch ass nurse, but I'll save those stories for another post!

Count Zero
03-03-2014, 12:16 PM
My klinik (10+ years ago)
Good: didn't test for weed, no counseling or group bs, talks with Dr lasted less than 5 minutes, no real lines, nice folks working there, were 100% game if you wanted to taper
Bad: tested for shit like quinine (mixed with local dope to make scramble) and phenergan (mixed with done to simulate the effect of someone hitting you over the head with a 2x4) and would deny takehomes for those so I never got any, also not the kliniks fault but I never got even the slightest buzz off done, not at 80 or double dosing at 160-unless I mixed it with phenergan or xanax which always struck me a very low rent high-which made it pretty easy to say fuck it and taper down.

Raz
03-03-2014, 12:39 PM
its a fankless task for sho..Most of da worka's are der for a paycheck an sure we all gotta get a livin.

.But i seriously fink dese fkin counsellors should have a badge stating " trust me not, i may seem sincere an trustworthy and as much as i try to appear and convey i am a righteous hombre , i will fkin tell all to my higher power,ie, da heirarhcy of da clinic so to preserve my paycheck and fuck you and your behaviour if it fucks wiv ur script"..

.Dont trust dese cunts coz a righteous one is a rare ting indeed..

i8op8s
03-04-2014, 01:25 PM
(I am a patient boy... Fugazi, anyone?).

I wait i wait i wait i wait....

Killer tune...

Matt M
03-04-2014, 04:24 PM
I'm pretty pleased with my clinic. I only have to go once a month. I also get wafers dry. After you get two weeks worth of carries you get it dry.

I only meet with my counselor once every 3 or 4 months. I have had to switch quite a few times which I don't really like. You start to get comfortable with one and then they switch you. They have been very understanding with stuff though.

There have been a few times where I have had some emergencies and needed to leave town right away when I was on daily or twice a week. The people in my clinic won't let you cut in line no matter what. I told them what was going on and they brought me back to act like I was meeting with them and would hold the line for a "pill count" and just dose me. You can't see the dosing window from the clinic lobby.

The few things that are bad but don't really affect me are if you don't have your money you don't dose no matter what. They used to allow a no pay once a week but now you don't dose at all. No taper or anything.

Its also a bit pricey. 12 dollars a day.

abe or ham
03-04-2014, 07:07 PM
Paups nailed it, I always loved the random dude that would tell you when your turn was as if you didn't see the 3 other people in front of you???

lib.sOCialist
03-05-2014, 01:41 PM
I just started MMT a couple of months ago, but so far I've been happy and pleasantly surprised overall.
They dose until 11am weekdays/closed Sundays, they tolerate dirty drops for everything except non-RXd benzos, accept insurance and self-pay is only $55/wk. Monthly "counseling" and even UA schedules seem pretty lax (Ive haven't talked to anyone/peed in anything since my intake..60+days ago?) The dosing nurses are very fair and friendly, as long as the patients behave themselves. Ive seen them reprimand people for being loud or rude, but I get the feeling they are simply trying to keep things moving, and regardless, I think it's normal to expect a basic amount of decency and respect in any kind of service position. I try and be easy and generically pleasant, smile, say "good morning" and "thank you" and they've all been really nice in return. On a couple occasions have even personally gone out of there way when they didn't have to..

My fellow patients, on the other hand, rarely fail to disappoint in the waiting room antics. Saturday dosing is only 2hrs so one generally spends about 10min on queue in the Parade of Humanity, each patient clutching the small metal lockbox from wally-world, fielding the sticky hands of rogue toddlers running laps around us and trying not to eavesdrop about so-and-so's due date/release date, their baby daddy's new chevy cavalier, the hilarious/cute thing their dog/kid did that morning, their shingles/lupus/backpain etc. All the while, at least 2 other people loudly referee everyones position in line each time someone moves up.. "So it's her, then him, her, you, then you, then ME, then him.." and every 90sec. or so someone else emits another long dramatic sighs of impatience, occasionally embellished with a breathy "ohmygawwwd" tacked on for good measure..

I can appreciate plenty of folks do have jobs/school to report to, but I have no idea why it's mostly people in their pajamas who appear to be in such a rush or what crucial appointment they need to make wearing their shower shoes (besides bathing?) Perhaps, in time, they will share their secrets with me? :p


fucking nailed it.

i8op8s
03-08-2014, 10:33 AM
HAppy with my Clinic.Nurses are nice..Lines have been non existent in the last year..they fixed that problem, got a second machine.The rules have definetley gotten stricter nut i cant complain....im happy.......They also don't test for Psychedelics MDMA nor Ketamine..Which are some of my favorite things.ohh and Weed.

Matt M
03-08-2014, 10:57 AM
At my monthly visit this morning I couldn't stop thinking about this thread. There were so many people complaining about the time but most of em were in their pajamas still. One guy came in and offered 50 bucks to switch numbers with somebody coming up. He ended up paying 30 to move up 5 numbers. His reason for needing to do it was he needed to go home so he could go back to sleep.

Then there was a hole for in the door between the lobby and the dosing/ counciling area. Above it there was a note that said "this is unacceptable behavior and will not be tolerated. Doing this will result in immediate discharge."

Also we now have a TV to watch. He have had a computer for a while that we can use to surf the net. They got it so people could apply for jobs or assistance. Pretty nice of them.

astrosonic
03-24-2014, 10:14 PM
Good: one clinic didn't care about THC.

Bad: clinic did a 21-day taper b/c I was absent for three days (rule break, so I guess that just my 'bad opinion' - it is a rule after all...) Personally, I think the reason was justified and I'd do it again. Reason: sex w/ new girlfriend. Can't go back and redo the new-relationship super passionate sex... I can always go back to the juice. So my fault, but still I rank it as bad, b/c well - it sucked for me, right? And the aftermath ending up w/ her cheating anyways, so getting some good new-relationship sex in was very important... detox sex is pretty good too, least on 'done. On a 21 day taper you feel bad pretty quick, but I was never really *bad* sick those 3 weeks and w/ the huge drops to my dose, my libido creeped up again really good towards the end...

Bad: On NYE's one morning EVERYONE needed a UA. I refused, b/c they were breaking their own rules on 'random' UA's and it was their fault that hadn't kept up w/ it.
I would have failed for coke, but since I refused, I failed by default (but a good justification, imo. You can't call bad record keeping 'random' when you make over 100 people wait to piss in their cups.) My UA was dirty, but they never knew about it and probably knew that I was dead-right that forcing everyone to get one last UA on the books (and probably fudge the dates on them after the fact...) for the year b/c they weren't doing their part.

So I failed a UA for 'refusing', took my dose, and left and everyone watched, like "damn, he doesn't give a fuck..." They didn't press me further, let me dose and then leave. Everyone else, I heard waiting around 1-2 hours that morning... fuck that.

Worst (for me): I made an intake appointment via telephone for my MMT #2 at the same clinic I originally went to the first round. Night/morning I was to go in, after finishing up my bartending job sick, clinic open at 5:00, I went to a denny's and read a book... would've been coffee, but I allow no coffee during w/d's - nope. Anxiety and worse cramps/shits, nah, pass me the water please. Finally, it's 4:45 a.m., I leave Denny's, drop a small tip out of curtesy (since although it was empty, I still took a table w/ no check... that's worth a $1.50 at least, imo, and she didn't have to let me sip water and read either. So, I make the 5 min ride to the clinic and I'm 2nd in line, sick, as you must be for intake. Well, I explain at the desk I have an appointment for intake.
"Name?" Gave it to her. Fumbling through papers, "Mr. Sonic" you've been a patient here before?"

"Yes, over a year ago"

"Well, we need a staff meeting to see if we can approve your re admittance into the program, first..."

"When is that???"

"We have them every other week on Thursdays"

"That's like 10 days away - I called, made an appointment, came in at 5 a.m. sick, as you asks andcan clearly see... and now you're telling me what I should have been told on the phone - do you have my number!?!?"

"Well, yes we..."

"Then you should have called it, b/c THIS IS AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT I MADE BY PHONE - or supposed to be - which I was told to arrive early for, and to be sick... you don't communicate with new patients or each other adequately it seems, so, fuck this, I'm off to Baltimore everybody *to the line of 15+ people waiting at the desk behind me* and getting majorly fucked up for the second time today... b/c this place fucked me up already today... fuck's sake..."

*storming out the door* Random guys agree as I leave, "that's bullshit man, you came in with an appointment and you're sick like they told you... they shouldn't have done that, damn."

It was a scene - and I'm normally NOTHING like that, but damn, don't tell a guy to show up sick just to tell him he can't intake on that day b/c they messed up w/ communication/whatever...

Least I hit Baltimore at prime hours that day for the morning breakfast of champions...

So, I joined a different clinic that time (the 'good' one that allowed THC and also 'bad' one that tried a mass-random the day before the new year b/c they slacked off)

Got into the other clinic later that week - two weeks pass and I get a call from the original clinic telling me to be there at 5 a.m. on such and such day for intake. "OK, thanks so much for calling! I'll be there, you all are the best!" *hang up* I was never to associate with that place again... I hope I was the only intake that morning and the doc/other staff had to come in early to do all the intake shit for a guy who wasn't about to show up there, ever again.

Edited to add: I almost forgot after typing my lil stories. To whoever mentioned them earlier: I concur, Fugazi is fucking excellent... was jamming some old-school Minor Threat today even... hadn't listened to that in over 10 years... It felt goooood.

5pecialCae
03-24-2014, 10:34 PM
Funny thing is, a few days (i think?) ago, I got refused my dose because I had a case of MXE legs.

Haha.
I couldn't fuckin' walk.


..
and to further embarrass myself, I tried to show the dosing nurse that I COULD walk.
Couldn't do it.
Dose refused.


Haha


Edit: I should have just told her I was doing a more evolved version of the soulja boy dance. Just showing off my moves, you know.
Def would've gotten dosed then.

port rhombus
03-24-2014, 10:51 PM
Cae, I'm gonna teach you how to tell off ALL the clinic staff (though I don't think the nurse would understand) in Spanish soon enough.

Opiophile inside jokes 4eva.

Love,
J

Edit: can we add Clinic Stumbling to the Psychedelic Olympics, too? I could've earned multiple gold medals that time I went in there with a seizure-induced black eye, wobbling like a K-head, and a mean case of post-ictal aphasia.

I'm not gonna lie... I had insufflated 80mg of zaleplon before going all tonic-clonic (or -clinic, as was the case) that morning. Put a little extra wobble in my Weeble. Or something.

monkey business
03-25-2014, 12:53 AM
Worst (for me): I made an intake appointment via telephone for my MMT #2 at the same clinic I originally went to the first round. Night/morning I was to go in, after finishing up my bartending job sick, clinic open at 5:00, I went to a denny's and read a book... would've been coffee, but I allow no coffee during w/d's - nope. Anxiety and worse cramps/shits, nah, pass me the water please. Finally, it's 4:45 a.m., I leave Denny's, drop a small tip out of curtesy (since although it was empty, I still took a table w/ no check... that's worth a $1.50 at least, imo, and she didn't have to let me sip water and read either. So, I make the 5 min ride to the clinic and I'm 2nd in line, sick, as you must be for intake. Well, I explain at the desk I have an appointment for intake.
"Name?" Gave it to her. Fumbling through papers, "Mr. Sonic" you've been a patient here before?"

"Yes, over a year ago"

"Well, we need a staff meeting to see if we can approve your re admittance into the program, first..."

"When is that???"

"We have them every other week on Thursdays"

"That's like 10 days away - I called, made an appointment, came in at 5 a.m. sick, as you asks andcan clearly see... and now you're telling me what I should have been told on the phone - do you have my number!?!?"

"Well, yes we..."

"Then you should have called it, b/c THIS IS AN INTAKE APPOINTMENT I MADE BY PHONE - or supposed to be - which I was told to arrive early for, and to be sick... you don't communicate with new patients or each other adequately it seems, so, fuck this, I'm off to Baltimore everybody *to the line of 15+ people waiting at the desk behind me* and getting majorly fucked up for the second time today... b/c this place fucked me up already today... fuck's sake..."

*storming out the door* Random guys agree as I leave, "that's bullshit man, you came in with an appointment and you're sick like they told you... they shouldn't have done that, damn."

It was a scene - and I'm normally NOTHING like that, but damn, don't tell a guy to show up sick just to tell him he can't intake on that day b/c they messed up w/ communication/whatever...

Least I hit Baltimore at prime hours that day for the morning breakfast of champions...

So, I joined a different clinic that time (the 'good' one that allowed THC and also 'bad' one that tried a mass-random the day before the new year b/c they slacked off)

Got into the other clinic later that week - two weeks pass and I get a call from the original clinic telling me to be there at 5 a.m. on such and such day for intake. "OK, thanks so much for calling! I'll be there, you all are the best!" *hang up* I was never to associate with that place again... I hope I was the only intake that morning and the doc/other staff had to come in early to do all the intake shit for a guy who wasn't about to show up there, ever again.

Wow man, reading that made me so fucking pissed I could feel my blood boiling. It's absolutely unbelievable how insensitive those fucking people are, especially when it comes to telling a sick person to just forget about it and come back two weeks later, knowing damn well that we suffered through absolute hell for the past 4-5 days in anticipation of this one moment. On top of the obvious misery of withdrawal, the expectation of getting well and the subsequent let down makes it 10000 times worse.

My clinic pulled the exact same shit on me, only they did it two times in a row. The first time, I got pissed but didn't really make a scene of it. The second time, I fucking screamed at the front desk lady so loud that she thought I was going to attack her. I then turned around and kicked the wall so hard I made an enormous hole in it. Finally, I informed everyone around me that I will be driving straight to Denver to shoot up some Heroin with a dirty needle. I received multiple phone calls on the drive down from one of their consolers trying to calk me down/talk me out of it, but I just told them to fuck off and that they were completely at fault (which they were). I couldn't believe that they later readmitted me after what I did, but I guess they realized how miserable the experience was for me and had some sympathy.

I just couldn't believe they would make me go through that shit TWICE, while acting like it was no big deal each time. Its not like we are rescheduling an oil change or something... If you're going to have someone go through that hell, MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE that everything is 100% good to go beforehand. No surprises should come up when the patient is ready to get dosed. The only reason for rescheduling should be an extraordinary occurrence such as the building burning down, or all the Methadone getting stolen somehow. They should even have a backup doctor in case the original doesn't show up.

Anyway, Ill stop rambling but it just makes me sick how ignorant and cruel some of these people are. And then they act disappointed when we end up relapsing... come on.

purce
03-25-2014, 08:15 AM
sitting in the waiting room (I am a patient boy... Fugazi, anyone?), Fugazi baby. 13 songs and DC all the way. You a district of confusion 80's kid? Don't hear much Fugazi from just about any other demographic. And yes that is me as well.

Tea Time
03-25-2014, 08:29 AM
I'm from as far away from the district of corruption as possible. (tejas) and I love some fugazi and dc hardcore.

The way I see it, there are two types of people in this world: those who like fugazi and those with the inalienable right to eat my asshole with a spoon....

port rhombus
03-25-2014, 08:43 AM
Fugazi baby. 13 songs and DC all the way. You a district of confusion 80's kid? Don't hear much Fugazi from just about any other demographic. And yes that is me as well.

I'm from Chicago originally, lived in DC for 10 years, in NYC for some more, and I've been back in Chicago for awhile now.

But yeah, I kinda grew up listening to and making punk/hardcore (there are a few of us on the forum), and still tend to be drawn toward the anti-establishment/experimental element in many genres. My taste is all over the map, really. I was very lucky to have a "weird" uncle who lent me Kraftwerk and Cramps vinyl and the like when I was 13. :)