Crankinit: I am defencive because that is how people like me get about our substances? Im still smiling ten minutes after reading that. Not that I want to seem even more defencive, but I have been off of Methadone Maintenance for nearly half a decade. I maintain on morphine, there is no methadone in the Philippines. Now, IF this assumption of yours is so baseless, and it is, imagine what other things you have incorrectly put stock in. What I DO get defencive about is incorrect information on a Harm Reduction site. Harm Reduction is a subject near and dear to my heart. Selling baseless information about the "horrors" of methadone could easily lead to addicys in need from looking at the substance as a viable option. Since bupe only holds limited utility, that can easily translate into an addict forgoing treatment and thereby spending their life in prison, or, even their death. I dont "defend" methadone, nor do I prosteylyse...I simply allow interested people to make up their minds based on facts, not opinion.