||[Jun. 6th, 2008|11:13 pm]
So I'll start by saying My Name is Emily. I'm currently on Methadone, trying to do good in life for my daughter and I suppose for myself as well. I'm for all Harm Reduction Treatments, as I feel strongly that "The war on Drugs" is complete utter bull shit and is failing Addicts miserably. Absitinence for most long term opiate addicts is a goal that is highly unattainable, as Brain Chemistry has been altered. Still, they incarcerate these Addicts, costing the Taxpayers copious amounts of money, that could be used for Rehabilation. By Rehabilitation, this includes, Methadone Maintenance, Heroin Maintenance, Suboxone Maintenance, etc....Too Much focus and money is being spent on the idea that "Abstinence is the only way to be clean and live a life of recovery" Over in Europe, the few that have been granted Heroin Scripts, leave Productive, Successful, and Healthy Lifestyles. With Heroin Use Rising the U.S. desperately needs to look into these Drug Replacement therapies, as it would do a world of good....|
Anyways, I've totally gone off on a tangent, I do it often, anyways, so I did have a long lasting love/hate relationship with Heroin. We are seperated at the time, as I'm on Methadone and am probably the most stable and happiest I've ever been in my life. I started Methadone, because at the time I had a 2 Year Old, and I had desperately wanted to be the mother I knew I was capable of being. I was on the Verge of CPS coming in and taking her. I was very lucky to have my own mother, be her mother while I was chasing my fixes around. So I guess that's all I have to say.
Also, I have started a Community designed specifically for those On Methadone, who are interested in Methadone, or have family on Methadone and would like to know more about it, or just get support from others. Although I extend the welcome to anyone on a Harm Reduction Program, or who would like to get on one. Anyways, if you search Methadone, the Community will come up, it's titled MMTPRETTY...Feel free to check it out if interested. I'm dedicated to getting more harm reduction/Pro Methadone Communities out there as it's so important that we fight the myths that are being spread, and the laws that are trying to be passed...Have a good Night Everyone