Saturday, June 28, 2014

Who should or shouldn't take methadone?

Have you ever wondered who should take Methadone or who shouldn't be taking methadone?

There are many people who are not aware that methadone is not for everyone and some of these people may find that methadone is not for them. It makes no sense for someone who is not addicted to heavy narcotics to start on methadone treatment, as methadone is probably much stronger than the drugs they may be taking.Methadone is a very powerful drug and should not be taken lightly. It isn't a drug to get high from nor is it a drug to be used as a crutch between getting your next high. Yes there are side effects from methadone, but they are much more manageable than the withdrawals or than the addiction you have had. 
So you may askwho is it for then? 
  • Methadone is for people that have a serious heroin, fentanyl, morphine or opiate addiction.
  • Methadone is for people that have life threatening diseases from their addictions.
  • Methadone is for people who have tried many times to detox and have been unable to stay drug free.
  • Methadone is also for people with chronic pain say from cancer, etc.
  • Methadone is for people that must get clean NOW, for some reason such as getting their kids back.
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The people who shouldn't be taking methadone are:
  • People who have not been addicted to heavy amounts of narcotics (such as heroin, fentanyl, morphine and other opiates)
  • People who have not been addicted for any length of time
  • People who are addicted to tylenol 1& 2's or similar type drugs
  • People who have not tried to withdrawal through other detox options
  • People who are addicted to cocaine and amphetamine type drugs
Always look into other methods of detox before you make a decision regarding methadone treatment. If you have tried and failed at these other methods, than methadone may be your last option.
Methadone allows you to focus on getting your life back now, so that you can obtain employment, get your children back, obtain housing, go back to school, etc. There are no fears of withdrawal and you take it once per day, as you would any other medication. You no longer have to run around for drugs, steal or worry about your next high. Methadone makes living with addiction much more bearable and allows you to slowly detox at your own rate while repairing your life. If you have any further questions about methadone treatment, please visit
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Your friends in the maze!
Chix 'n' Stixx

*Disclaimer: Always seek out professional help before taking any advice from people who are not experts. speak to a doctor, specialist or other experts.The advice given in this blog should be used as a guide only and not to be taken as expert advice. We are not experts, this blog is purely based upon our experiences*

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Ask & It Will Be Given!

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."
                                                                                         - Matthew 7:7-8

This is such a beautiful verse and seems so simple right? "Ask and it will be given to you"! 

I ask everyday for forgiveness and strength in my recovery and you know what?, I truly feel that God has worked in his mysterious way and has given me forgiveness! 
And I know he has given me strength because I can feel it! I have never felt that strength before. Sure I have weak moments, but for some reason I am able to overcome them much easier!

God does work in mysterious ways! And if my religion isn't your religion, then that is okay because for the most part, whatever God or creator you do believe in, he lifts us up just the same! Whether you call him Allah, or Jehova or simply the Creator, he is there and he is listening!

We all are seeking the same thing when we pray to the almighty, so just remember that through each and everyone of us we are able to speak with our creator and simply ask for what is needed in our lives! 
We must believe in it wholeheartedly and we will receive it!
You just have to look hard sometimes to see the little things he is sending our way, but they are there! He gives you strength so that you may use this strength in whatever it is you may do, my strength is used in recovery and to fight the things that try to sway me from my ultimate goal! 
What is it that you pray for? Is it for your recovery or someone else's recovery? Please share your story with us. There are never any judgements made here!

Your friends in the Maze,
Chix 'n' Stixx