Thanks so much for sharing your story with us and for not being afraid to speak out and share. I have been on MMT for over 9 yrs but I clearly remember those early months when it felt like a whole new world was opened up to me because of MMT. It was like I was given a new life! I too had family members that weren't supportive of MMT, but after they saw the difference in my life once I had been on MMT for a while and I was able to give them some info, ACCURATE info, about MMT, then they were very supportive.
I tell people all the time, MMT isn't for everyone. If you can stay clean without any type of opiate replacement therapy, then GOOD! I applaud you for that, but for those of us who have had a harder time with traditional treatment and struggled so much, then MMT is the "lesser of the two evils", meaning that I would much rather be on MMT than back to doing what I was doing before.
Please know that you will still have times of struggle even on MMT and that is what we are here for. It is very important to try to work on the reasons behind your addiction as well in addition to MMT. Being on MMT allows us to put aside the hard part of struggling w/cravings and giving our body and mind (the opiate receptors in the brain as well as our spiritual mind)to heal so that we are able to work on the real reasons we are addicts and use. So many times with traditional treatment we can't focus on those issues because we are dealing with the cravings and the physical issues surrounding addiction.
Anyhow, I could go on and on! I mainly wanted to let you know that we are here for you if you need us and we are so glad to have you as part of our group!
If you want to post in ANY category, you go ahead! lol! If you have something interesting you want to share with the group or find an article you would like to share, or a poem.........anything! Feel free to do so.
I am glad to have you as part of our group and I will see you around the forum!
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