Methadone: Don’t Look Now!

by The Discovering Alcoholic on February 2, 2009

Original pic by mediaboytodd now at The Discovering AlcoholicMethadone. It makes people absolutely stupid. I’m not talking about those taking it for treatment of pain or addictions, but instead those that protest its use. Take this news story for example highlighted by the ever diligent ARM-Me Blog about an Indiana methadone clinic advertising its services on a highway billboard. ARM-ME is an advocacy site that I am proud to call a blog friend and they ran this story because of its overall positive spin- but it still bothered me that the journalist who wrote the article had to include a “known fact”.

Although the advertising could also attract drug dealers who see the clinic as a concentrated base of clients, Arlt said she wasn’t too worried because of the clinic’s numerous indoor and outdoor cameras. ~ Post-Tribune

Don’t look now Ms Media, but if you have addicts that means you already have drug dealers (be careful here, they may even have a stethoscope). Trust me on this one- the clinic did not locate there because the community lacks a drug problem. The only thing the treatment center might do is actually lessen the demand!

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1 lisa howard September 13, 2010 at 4:15 am

someone please help.i’ve had al.reactions to methadone and suboxone,i struggle everyday it started so very young and the docs could not fix me so then came the Pills by 9 i was drinking and takng pills daily I know those stupid pain pills changed my brain and hurt me forever thank the LORD HE HELPED ME TO QUIT DRINKING!!!! 13 surgeries,a record later i’m still sick&tired. I just would like to know what else is there that can heal my brain? thankyou,Lisa.

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2 The Discovering Alcoholic September 13, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Hello Lisa-

I know it sounds like a cop-out but sometimes the answers are found in the search itself and the introspection that invariably follows. Don’t know if it will help, but SAMSHA has developed a great list of recovery and treatment resources on their new Recovery Month site.

http://www.recoverymonth.gov/Recovery-Month-Kit/Resources/Resources-Brochure.aspx

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