Tuesday, March 19, 2013

HBO's Methadonia

Last night I watched an HBO documentary called Methadonia. It was about a methadone clinic in New York City and patients at that methadone clinic. Methadone is a drug -- a synthetic opiate given to heroin addicts so that they can stop using heroin but not get sick. It's a terrible drug because the user still can get very high from it, especially when combined with other medications like benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, for example). Also, when the Methadone patient tries to stop taking the medication altogether, it is a 30 day detox as opposed to a 5 day heroin detox.

For these reasons, we do not allow clients to take Methadone. Watch full video below.


Anonymous said...

That documentary shows a very small cross-section of old-school NYC junkies, and all of them except the guy who acts normal abuse benzodiazepines. Benzos are the issue here, not methadone.

Wanna know what I did on methadone? Kept a job, got promoted, bought my first house, bought a BMW. It worked for me because I took it like I was supposed to and I didn't take other illicit drugs

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