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When you go to a methadone clinic that uses that pink liquid methadone do they add water to the pink liquid?

When you go to a methadone clinic that uses that pink liquid methadone do they add water to the pink liquid?

Water in Methadone: If the clinic has a pharmacist, or someone who is qualified to alter the medication, water can be used to reduce the Methadone dose given in the liquid, for those that are tapering. Otherwise, if not done with patient and or clinic knowledge, this would be a federal offense, altering a scheduled substance. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Methadone (Definition)

Methadone is a synthetic opiate used for pain control and in the rehabilitation of opiate addicts. Methadone used in rehabilitation relieves craving, suppresses withdrawal symptoms, and blocks the euphoric effects associated with ...Read more


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My brother goes to the methadone clinic he takes 70 mg of liquid and he has prescription for ativan (lorazepam). 05 mg to take two a day is it going to hurt him t?

My brother goes to the methadone clinic he takes 70 mg of liquid and he has prescription for ativan (lorazepam). 05 mg to take two a day is it going to hurt him t?

Drug Dependence: You are a Caring Sister!
Have Heart to Heart Talk with your Brother, tell him what you have appreciated about him in your life and that you want Happy Brother-Sister Relationship.
Commend him for attending Methadone Clinic for Drug Dependence
Encourage him to attend daily NA or AA Meetings
Then express your concern about Ativan (lorazepam) being habit forming.
Suggest to discuss Ativan (lorazepam) with his Psychiatrist ...Read more

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I took my methadone about an hour ago, it was liquid form and it was 60 mg. If I use a saline enema now, will it drain my methadone from my stomach?

I took my methadone about an hour ago, it was liquid form and it was 60 mg. If I use a saline enema now, will it drain my methadone from my stomach?

You have quite a: Problem, and I don't know what you really want to do. An enema only takes out what is in your rectum or the end of your colon. This is more than 25 feet away from the Methadone in your stomach. Why would you want to remove it from your body. Whatever your reason, it is a really really bad plan. You are on Methadone because you have had major drug problems, and you are making equally bad moves now. ...Read more

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I go to a methadone clinic and need to pass a ua for pot only..... Please help me it's been weeks an I'm still not passing them.

Ask the clinic: The people who run the clinic should be able to communicate with the ones testing you for pot and provide their understanding of your case. You'll need to provide permission - but these professionals should trust each other. Best! ...Read more

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My girlfriend got pregnant while taking suboxene. She stopped taking it, and is now having withdrawals. Her obgyn told her to go to a methadone clinic. Is she serious?

My girlfriend got pregnant while taking suboxene. She stopped taking it, and is now having withdrawals. Her obgyn told her to go to a methadone clinic. Is she serious?

Yes: Yes I believe she is serious. Methadone has been used successfully and safely with pregnant women for over 30 years. Methadone has proven to be safe during pregnancy with little risk to mother and infant, and is actually necessary to prevent relapse.
So if your goal is to keep mom and baby safe, I suggest you take the advice that the doctor has given.
All the best to you, your girlfriend, and baby on the way. ...Read more

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Does the hospital have to tell a potential employer about a certain prescription drug I'm taking I go to a methadone clinic, I don't do drugs or anything illeagle I just want to know when the hospital finds methadone in my system as long as I have a note

Does the hospital have to tell a potential employer about a certain prescription drug I'm taking I go to a methadone clinic, I don't do drugs or anything illeagle I just want to know when the hospital finds methadone in my system as long as I have a note

It is confidential: Anyone in drug treatment program who releases information without your express permission is breaking the law, and could both be sued by you for damages and prosecuted criminally. Your question isn't clear as to whether you are receiving Methadone from a hospital-based program, or whether they are your employer. If they test you and find it, and it is legally prescribed, it shouldn't be problem. ...Read more

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Who can prescribe me suboxen and how do I get. It instead of going to a methadone clinic?

Your doctor may: If you doctor has a data waiver, he or she can prescribe it. Also referred to as "x dea number". Do not have to go to Methadone clinic. Suboxone.Com maintains a list of doctors who prescribe this medication. ...Read more

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How do can I get methadone outside of going to a methadone clinic?

How do can I get methadone outside of going to a methadone clinic?

A pain doctor: A pain management doctor can provide you with methadone. What you have to do is provide them with a medical release/medical records from the clinic you go to, and pharmacy number/medication history. ...Read more

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I am going to methadone clinic tommorrow and get them to convert me over from Suboxone to methadone can you do that in one day?

Suboxone: No - Methadone is very unique and can be quite dangerous. Also there is no conversion data from Suboxone to Methadone and vice versa. ...Read more

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When you've been a recovering addict in a methadone clinic for a year and you get laid off, so can't afford it anymore. What are your options? I am a double time student going for my masters in mechanical engineering and a minor in mathematics, so I can

Pause: Discuss your financial difficulties, full time student status, &your commitment to recovery with the clinic. Some have private donors who may sponsor you. Some have a sliding scale. Some workout a payment plan. Some manufacturers provide free supply of medications to those with financial hardship. Or pause your life now to treat your problem for good as it won't get any easier in the future. ...Read more

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I've been on methadone for a week and a half. I started at 30mg and went up to 90mg. Then I lost my car and can't go to the clinic anymore. Its been a few days now and I know I'm going to go into withdrawal. I have some suboxone I was prescribed from befo

Slow down/get help: First and foremost, contact the clinic and see if they can help you - there may be someone who lives near you who can carpool, or public transportation. I am concerned about a clinic raising you so rapidly - this is not in keeping with modern concepts of patient titration. Suboxone may make your withdrawal worse within 2-3 days of taking methadone. ...Read more

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How can I find a methadone clinic within 50 miles of me?

Look them up?: Although methadone clinics are not the most commonly advertised entities on TV or radio I am sure you can Google them via the Internet and I am sure you will find something in your area. The other suggestion would be to contact your local narcotics anonymous support organization or local hospital and inquire as to the whereabouts of such a clinic. ...Read more

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Hi how can I found a methadone clinic near me, near 51 ashland. Or where can I go to get help. I have a medical card?

Good for you: ...For getting help! There's one in medford:

allied health services-medford

837 e main st
medford, or 97504
866-323-5608

good luck! ...Read more

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If I'm go to methadone clinic and I dose at 130 and I'm honest with drs I've seen some of. Them are very judgememtal of. Me about. It?

Unfortunate: There are very few physicians that appreciate that a dose of 130mg of Methadone a day is not unusual in a Methadone clinic. The average dose is 95mg/day. Some people require more Insulin to control their diabetes, some less. The same goes for Methadone with patients who are opiated addicted. Their judgmental attitudes stem from ignorance. ...Read more

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Suboxone is giving me an extremely ad reaction. Should I co sider a methadone clinic.?

Suboxone is giving me an extremely ad reaction. Should I co sider a methadone clinic.?

Very possibly. .: Treatment of opioid addiction is challenging and difficult. It was hoped that the newer medication Soboxone containing naloxone would avoid the misuse potential associated with methadone. But methadone is the most effective known treatment for narcotic addiction. I would discuss this alternative with your treating physician. ...Read more

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I am currently on methadone through an mmt clinic. If you correctly taper down off of the methadone, how are the withdrawals?

Methadone tx.: If you want to decrease or eventually discontinue Methadone the clinic will explain their protocol and how and when med reductions occur as well as telling u about expected rxn if any. Just b prepared to go slow and and have patience. Don't do this on your own. ...Read more

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Need help getting methadone for addition but my insurance doesn't cover the clinic setting just prescriptions of it can anyone help or advise?

Need help getting methadone for addition but my insurance doesn't cover the clinic setting just prescriptions of it can anyone help or advise?

Appeal decision: The Wellstone Parity Act of 2008 is finally being implemented, and it forbids insurance companies from handling substance abuse and mental health coverage differently than physical health coverage. This is a very common problem and you should look at alternative coverages that may provide better help for you. Unfortunately, this may take years to fully sort out. Good luck with recovery. ...Read more

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I asked this before but didn't get an answer, will a doctor prescribe me methadone even though I'm already going to a clinic. I have r.A. I want a doc?

Depends: Generally a pain specialist will rx methadone, but there are some strict criteria since it has been involved in overdoses and can affect the way the heart beats. Generally its required to have an ekg before initiating, repeat ekg one month after starting and every six month thereafter to monitor the heart to make sure its beating appropriately. I would recommend a pain specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the difference in getting methadone from a clinic versus a private doctor?

What is the difference in getting methadone from a clinic versus a private doctor?

Legal issues: For Methadone to be prescribed for the purpose of treating an opiate addiction, legally it must be obtained from the Methadone clinic. Private doctors can prescribe Methadone from their office but only for the purpose of pain management, not for treating addiction. ...Read more

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I do not methadone clinics have to make sure the person they are treating really is an addict?

Yes.: Federal regulations require Methadone clinics to treat only patients who have a history of opiate addiction for at least one year. Criteria to determine addiction, that include symptoms of tolerance and withdrawal, use despite negative consequences, use of greater amounts than intended, giving up important activities to use or obtain the drug, and impairment in occupational and social functioning. ...Read more

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My wife and I are both prescribed methadone, but we are considering opening a clinic ourselves. Is this possible?

Probably not: Opening a Methadone clinic is complicated and the federal requirements are strict not to mention state and local requirements they require public hearings in some states and many communities have statutes prohibiting Methadone clinics ...Read more

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What do methadone clinic patients do on days they can't get to the clinic?

Suffer: Withdrawal symptoms are often seen 24 hrs after stopping Suboxone so if they can't get to the clinic by then thre're out of luck/ I would call on the staff and ask for advice. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm in desperate need of a methadone clinic I was just released from detox this morning am already using?

Find a program: You obviously have access to a computer and the internet. Just doing a quick search revealed 10 methadone treatment programs in Montgomery county. Do the same search and start calling them, and see if any can take you quickly. There are often wait lists, so give your name and keep calling them every day if you have to wait. If you don't have to wait, get into one as soon as possible. ...Read more

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If person gets same daily dose of methadone from a clinic, how/why can they still appear high and nod off, sleep, and be disoriented all the time?

If person gets same daily dose of methadone from a clinic, how/why can they still appear high and nod off, sleep, and be disoriented all the time?

Needs attention: Any patient on chronic narcotics who exhibits drowsiness or confusion, may either be on too high a dose or are taking additional narcotic medications, and in both cases this could be sign of future risk. Have attending doctor get aware of situation ASAP ...Read more

Clinics (Definition)

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