Thanks so much for sharing with us! You have a something to be so proud of and it sounds like you had a great clinic to support you as well as your wife.
I was wondering (if you don't mind sharing this info) how high of a dose did you end up being on? How long did you maintain on that dose? What dose are you at now? When you started tapering off methadone, was there a certain dose that you had a hard time with and/or kinda of stalled at any point?
I have to tell you, I PERSONALLY have not met or talked to anyone that has finished MMT treatment. Everyone I know is still in treatment with no immediate plans to taper off so I am really curious about your experience.
I have been on MMT for 9 yrs. I don't plan to be on it my whole life, I would eventually like to be able to live without it at all, BUT I also do not have a problem with the possibility that I may stay on it for the rest of my life (other than the expense!).
I also admire that you are going to nursing school. I always wanted to do that, but because I was addicted to opiate pain killers and as we all know, medical professionals have easy access to narcotics so I had pretty much given up on ever getting a nursing license. I don't know that I could trust myself. I think you have so much to be proud of and again, thanks for sharing with us.
We hope to hear from you again in the future!
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