I just discovered there is a methadone clinic down the street from me. I had no idea!
For those of you who have been prescribed methadone, has anyone gotten signed up who wasn't a heroin addict? I got started on opiates legally but soon began self medicating for CP. And we all know how the story goes... my doctor won't up my dose, I've turned towards the street, my tolerance has gone up and I cannot afford to live this way anymore. Drug seeking behavior is taking over my life and I'm fed up with it. But my quality of life has increased so much, pain wise, since I found opiates. I used to be in so much pain I couldn't work, I could barely parent my kids, I wanted to die every single morning. Those days are gone, but I'm stuck chasing pills all over the place.
Methadone has been a lifeline for me. Unfortunately, I can't find it easily. So to get on with my questions... will a clinic accept me if I'm using for pain relief? Does it matter that I'm abusing pills, not heroin? Should I be honest about all of this? God knows I qualify as a junkie but I really don't take pills in order to get high. I'm just worried that I'll be rejected and referred to a pain clinic or something. Any thoughts?