I'm sure many of these methadone advocates and methadone addicts are not bad people, it's just that they don't understand anything about methadone, let alone the malady of addiction. Just read a story by a woman who rationalizes lifelong methadone use. She writes that at one time she went off of methadone and relapsed immediately.
Um, yeah, that's because it doesn't work, which is, needless to say, a drastic understatement.
You still suffer from the mental obsession, which can be characterized as recurring thoughts or ideas that do not respond to ration or reason. You still have a broken mind. You still have a chip missing in your methadone saturated brain. You are still completely insane. In fact, you are on a synthetic opiate and therefore you cannot biologically equate being on methadone with being sober unless you enjoy lying to yourself. Methadone is a synthetic opiate that will destroy your body and your life, just as heroin will.
The blog author who posted this story quotes multiple government-sponsored organizations as if they are accurate sources of information. Lol. As we know, government agencies are infamous for spreading false propaganda, but few lies are as blatant and egregious as the following:
"Methadone remains the most effective treatment for opiate addiction."
What's amazing about this quote is that the CDC tries to lie by telling you the lie, by altering reality. This is a well-documented method of concealing lies, corruption and criminal activity by doing it right in the open, thereby creating a perception in the general public that because it's not hidden or concealed, it couldn't possibly be criminal, corrupt or dishonest. The lie is shoved in your face, as if you are too stupid to figure it out.
By equating methadone with opiate treatment, you can't lose the argument because you've never actually stopped taking opiates! Is it just me or are methadone pumpers completely lost? Opiate recovery refers to freedom from opiates, so how is that possible when your recovery is defined by remaining on opiates? More importantly, it refers to regaining the power of choice, and of course, there is no restoration of choice or willpower by the simple act of substituting one opiate for another? If you stop taking methadone and the obsession immediately strangles and suffocates you until you use, how are you in recovery? I don't get it. Putting a mask over your insanity to deal with your insanity is insane, obviously. Your illness is progressing the entire time and if you don't die on methadone, the run you go on when you taper will most likely end you, especially given the fact that methadone withdrawal puts heroin withdrawal to shame.
What sort of precedent is methadone setting, that we as addicts only need to find a way to remain comfortable for the duration of our lives? So legal and rationalized failure is the standard to which we aspire? What about conquering your addiction and leaving it in the fucking dust while you take the world by the throat and have your way with it? How about becoming so strong and solid as a person that you can give back to your family, friends, community, country and world? How about becoming reborn, accessing the Power of God, and going off to serve and effect the lives of countless others.
Come on, fellow methadone junkheads, DO SOMETHING with your life. Get well enough that you could actually serve as an appropriate example for others. Get well enough that you could actually help someone. Sound advice: If someone tells you that it's okay to "maintain" on methadone, or even more appalling, if your sponsor is on methadone, you need to run the other way as fast as you can before you continue to rip the hearts out of those who love you.
Methadone advocates are just as blind. I'm sure many of them are not bad people but they have no idea what they are talking about despite foolishly believing they do. They are wrong yet believe they are right, and for good reason - either they or their loved one is on methadone, or they worship some clueless doctor who pumps methadone at every chance he gets and pretends to back it up with falsified research results.
You will never touch the light of God on methadone.
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