I Am Addicted to Pain Pills and Would Like to Detox Using Methadone?

Question by Aleesha J: i am addicted to pain pills and would like to detox using methadone?
i am addicted to pain pills and would like to slowly detox using methadone and live in a kind of small town that does not have a methadone clinic. The nearest clinic is an hour and half away and requires that i go daily to take my dose. I would like to know if anyone knows a doctor in stillwater oklahoma or close to it that would help me do this. I have tried to call a couple of doctors and clinics and not only did they not have anyone to help me, they spoke to me with an ugly attitude. I am not drug seeking, i have all the pills i want, what i want is to get off them and i can not do that at this time without having physical withdraws along with mental. I would like to slowly detox using methadone over a 2 month period of time. I am in counsel to deal with my psychologica problems and this week i start an anti depres. that will take several weeks to get in my system and start working. Is there anyone out there that can help me find a doctor. I am not able to miss work to go inside det

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Answer by novice
I am a recovering alcoholic and messed around with speed for a very long time and I have been out of this for 19 years now. I have learned that you cannot quit on your terms—it just won’t work, and what you are asking here is to quit on your terms—if you quit on your terms you’ll get hooked on methadone, and when that happens you ain’t gonna have a job no longer. The ugly tone, as you describe it, is because folks at that clinic did see that you want to quit on your terms—don’t forget, we are addicts(alcoholic is just another form of addiction), and we are the best con artists around. Most people, but not all, have to get to a point in their lives where there is no more when or if….there is either quit, or die. Very few people have quit without being at the bottom, so maybe you need to hit rock bottom first.

My advice for you is to go to AA meetings every day and find you a sponsor who has been through what you are going through now. NA has a reputation for not working in favor of those who have the desire to quit….and AA is full of recovering addicts just like you—and believe me one thing: I do not feel like I am any better—because I am always only one step away from fall…..if you do not know what to do you are welcome to send me an e-mail. Meanwhile would I strongly suggest that you think about what is more important for you: your job, or your life…..you know, there are many jobs out there, but there is only one life for you to live and you need to make the choice there. If you are ready to drop your stipulations, that’s when you will succeed, because then you are willing to hand over the control of your addiction to your higher power—right now you still want to control it, even though you cannot see that….good luck

Answer by kphelps2012
hello, I am an RN, BSN, advocate and Methadone patient. The problem is doctors offices cannot legally write scripts for Methadone. They can prescribe low dose Methadone (5&10mg tablets ) for pain at an approved pain clinic but in order to receive it for recovery you MUST attend an approved detox clinic like the one 1and a half hours away. Currently, many patients actually travel such distances to receive treatment but only you can decide whether it is feasible for you. I travel 2hours per day for treatment and I have cancer so it can be done. I can tell you that Methadone saved my life as well as countless others and is a safe, effective tool to treat addiction while bringing you back to a normal life. It doesn’t work for everyone but research shows an 85-90% success rate. If you have been unsuccessful in other treatment centers and have been addicted for a long while then it would probably be a good option for you. If however you are unable to enter a program you may want to look into Suboxone treatment. Suboxone can be prescribed by a doctor that has been trained & certified to administer it in an office setting. It is a medication very similar to methadone and has worked well for many. The problem I have with it is that it does come in a script form and as an addict a “bottle” of anything was taken by me until it was all gone..LOL Also, you don’t have counseling unless you choose to go into NA, etc on your own . I am not certain about the frequency of UA’s but they are probably not as monitored as they are in MMT. Here is a site to find a doctor near you that will prescribe Suboxone…
and I even looked it up so here are some docs nearby to call…
Rebecca Daniels, M.D. 406 East Hall of Fame, Suite 100, Stillwater, OK 74075 phone(405) 707-3000
Frank Hubbard, D.O. 2340 East Main, Cushing, OK 74023 phone (918) 225-6904
William Clymer, D.O.Doctor’s Medical Center, 300 Boulder, Pawnee, OK 74058 phone (918) 762-3046
Geoffrey Hoover, M.D. 122 North Bryant Avenue, Suite 1B, Edmond, OK 73034 phone (405) 216-8960
Melinda Allen, D.O. 215 North 3rd Street, Ponca City, OK 74601 phone (580) 762-1777
or for Methadone…
Rightway Medical
9017 South I-35 Service Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73160
Phone: (405) 616-3366

Veterans Affairs Medical Center Substance Abuse Treatment Center
921 NE 13th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 270-0501x

Tulsa Rightway Medical
5119 South 110 East Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74146
Phone: (918) 610-3366
Good Luck!!!!!!!!!!

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