Methadone: A Flicker Of Light In The Dark

Methadone: A Flicker Of Light In The Dark

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Number of posts : 3
Location : St Paul, Minnesota
Registration date : 2012-10-24

PostSubject: Hello, fellow MMT patients.   Thu Oct 25, 2012 6:01 am

I am 5MEODMT/Ben, I'm also known as "513" at my Clinic.

I live in St. Paul, Minnesota and have been an MMT patient for 2 1\2 years (3 in September). It's a little hard to make these king of intros short, but I'm going to try. I have had and still have issues with a plethora of other substances, but will be mainly focusing on my Opiate experiences.

I was what I would call a "recreational" Opiate user about 6-7- years ago (I'm 23). After my BEST friend in the world died of what was determined to be an overdose of a Combination of 40 MG's of"street" Methadone on the form of 4, 10 MG pills (which I supplied) and 1 1\2 MG's of Alprazolam (Xanax), which his Mother gave him. Although they tried, I wasn't charged for wrongful-death (Though it goes without saying that I'd take a life sentence (hypothetically), I'm unsure what I sentence would have been given, than lose my other half, essentially.

That was the turning point from "recreational" to habitual Opiate use, which, for the most part consisted of Oxycodone (in a form with no APAP of course), MS contin, Dilaudid, Methadone, and the occasional shot of Heroin.

It was day after my first, and only OD that I decided to try a Methadone clinic, which was at the time, mostly just so I didn't need to buy street drugs and engage in the behavior which drug habits often resort to in order to maintain.

Unfortunately, I need to finish this tomorrow. I really need my sleep right now, and I will go into why tomorrow. This is by far the best MMT forum I have ever found and am very pleased that I discovered it today (albeit by accident). I look forward to hearing others stories, posting my own, helping others out (if I can) etc...

Thanks guys.

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Number of posts : 484
Age : 60
Location : Vermont
Registration date : 2009-03-05

PostSubject: Re: Hello, fellow MMT patients.   Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:32 pm

Thanks for joining us, I look forward to reading about your journey into mmt.

"I will let yesterday end so that today can begin"

Never take any online advice over that of a qualified healthcare provider
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Number of posts : 48
Age : 35
Location : Maryville, Tennessee 37804
Job/hobbies : Program Director, Counseling Solutions of Chatsworth
Registration date : 2013-03-03

PostSubject: Re: Hello, fellow MMT patients.   Thu Apr 25, 2013 1:39 am

@5MEODMT - Very nice to meet you! Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to your intro post; I've been super busy and have neglected some of these forums that are such a vital part of many of our support networks. It's good to meet you, and I look forward to getting to know you better as we travel the road to recovery (thanks to MMT) together!


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