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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Still in Methadone Program

I heard from Beth today.  Apparentlynshe kept trying to leave messages on my phone and it would not let her. She was worried that she did not hear from us. My sister also called to tell me that she took Beth to the methadone clinic At 5 in the morning on Saturday.

Methadone, like suboxone has high success rates. The  rates are much higher than abstinence based programs. Do I like the idea of her being addicted to methadone?  At this point I would welcome any progress.

I plan to call her on Thursday.


  1. That's exactly how I feel about suboxone. My girl can stay on it forever for all I care. It's a heck of a lot better than the alternative. Not to mention that when our girls enter these programs it tells me they want out of the cycle they have become stuck in. It's something.

  2. I feel the same way about Suboxone, I don't care if my son has to take it the rest of his life. It is a tool that truly did help him to break the cycle. His first time around with Suboxone he didn't stick to the program, this time it has been 13 months clean. He did do inpatient, six months out patient and still continues to go to meetings 3 times a week.

    I feel like Patricia does, whatever works.

  3. I started methadone in Jan 2006 and it has helped me stay clean. I may have to be on it forever but it is more than worth it. I now have over $20 000 in my savings account and a life I wouldn't have recognized a half a decade ago.

  4. I just read your blog from start to finish over the past 3-4 days. I wanted to tell you that I found your strength and resolve very inspiring, as well as your obvious compassion for all your kids, husband, and parents/in laws. I hope you continue to post and keep everyone informed, great to see such a great support system here. love and peace to you and your husband<3

    1. The blog was absolutely fantastic! Lots of great information and inspiration, both of which we all need!