Maybe you should rethink your advice. For those with addictions then the clinic might be the place for them, for those with pain conditions, you’ve said yourself… they end up still in pain and also addicted to methadone.I'm really sorry for how this sounded. I don't want to act like I'm diagnosing or recommending a specific medication for a specific medical condition. I'm speaking completely as a layperson with an admittedly small understanding of literally all of the conditions which you have just described @MsDiz and that our original poster has experienced.
Think of me speaking purely as someone commenting on the political/legal/practical side of things. For many, many people out there in the United States (I can really only speak for my country), Opioids are not prescribed in significant quantities. If I hear someone saying "Hey, I really need to be on Opioids, but nobody is prescribing them and I'm running out of options", I sadly have to say that the Methadone clinic is the only actual option for a lot of folks.
...and it's a shitty option at that. I've known people who have moved from pain management to the Methadone clinic who now are in severe pain and dependent on Methadone. So, please try to understand I feel like my hands are tied in that all of the options I can give from where I stand are not actual solutions to the problem.
If someone says they want to be on Opioids, there's the clinic. That doesn't mean it's an actual solution to their problem, it just means it's a place that will give them Opioids and again, I apologize if that was misguided or insensitive. It's not a fair system out there right now.