Wow, does time ever fly. The year 2016 is gone, and 2017 is here! It's been quite some time since I've posted, and I've had several of you reach out to make sure things are alright; so I wanted to take a quick moment to update everyone on how things have been going. TL;DR: Things are good! I can't complain, anyways.
Methadone Maintenance Treatment (MMT) is the most widely known and well researched treatment for opioid dependency. However many of those considering this as a treatment option for opiate addiction, and even some patients currently on methadone, have hesitations towards certain aspects of treatment or are unaware of how to maximize the effectiveness of treatment.
I have personally found tremendous success through Methadone. A MMT patient for just under 2 years now, I have gone from a homeless IV drug user, to a functional person, once again full of life and potential. It has truly given me the opportunity to reclaim my life, and has the ability to do the same for many addicts in need of treatment; but if you are not taking full advantage of all methadone has to offer, the power of addiction can win.
Here are 5 simple ways to help maximize success in Methadone Maintenance Treatment!
If you've ever had the experience of wasting precious time you'll never get back watching Dr. Drew Pinsky's 'Celebrity Rehab', you might be vaguely familiar with Bob Forrest. A musician and recovering addict himself, Forest had many appearances on 'Celebrity Rehab', in which he was a counsellor charged with assisting other addicts in their recovery during their stay with Dr. Drew. Nowadays, he has taken the leap into opening his own addiction treatment facility, called "Acadia Malibu". On the facility's website, Forrest runs a blog that features a post entitled "Legal Heroin - Chasing The Wagon", in which his feelings about Harm Reduction are made very clear; calling it nothing but a 'con'.
By K. Lanktree
- Freelance Writer -
- Blog Mistress -
- Former IV Drug User -
- Methadone Patient -
- Lover of all things Harm Reduction -
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