- Dec 8, 2019
Ok I’ll cut this down right to the punch line ,You said it right here.
You really gonna tell me that when you said "the only real treatment is abstinence.. Period", that a reasonable person wouldn't interpret that to mean "abstinence is the only way"?
You're giving your opinion, I am too the difference is I'm actually saying it's my opinion.
I was a heroin addict a long time too, hell I probably still am. You can give your opinion, but I'm gonna give mine too.
If you just wanna emphasize that methadone is very hard to get off and that you should think very carefully about your long term goals and what you think you're ready for in deciding to get on it, I'd be all on board.
But that's not what you said, you said methadone isn't a real treatment and that abstinence is the only real treatment.
Annnd I don't agree and am gonna say as much cause I think what you're arguing puts people at risk. At least in the way you said it.
If a person with no knowledge about drug withdrawal asks a question and there are basically 3 choices
A. Remain on heroin to avoid sickness
B. Take another drug to avoid sickness and be addicted to that instead
( withdrawal from these drugs can last for months )
C. Avoid opiates all together ( which is hard but doable) and start feeling better in 4-5 days.
It’s a pretty easy choice when you’ve been down each of these roads and know what worked for yourself