She credits methadone treatment as the foundation for a brand new life Real Life 2: When Kiley first presented to a clinic requesting to be placed in the methadone program, she was visibly depressed and physically emaciated from years of opiate abuse.
She had lived with constant worry & stress trying to avoid withdrawal sickness.
And the role of mother was something Sharon embraced with all her heart. She now comes to the clinic only once every few weeks to receive her medication. Sharon now has her own family as well as the support of her family of origin.
After fathering a daughter with special needs, Steven faced the music … He had heard about methadone and decided he should give it a chance since everything else he had tried did not work. Methadone provided excellent relief, and enabled Steven to disconnect from the drugs that had been a part of his life for over a decade.
Today, he is full time employed and primary caregiver for a child that enjoys a dedicated, loving, and stable father.
Amazingly, she was full time employed in a demanding job position.
How she held down this job for so long was amazing in itself. Her depression lifted, and her mental clarity so much improved that it was like meeting a new person.
She has confidence, is self-sufficient, employed, and building a new future for herself.
Her parents, who were initially very skeptical about methadone, have achieved a newfound respect for methadone treatment programs and the healing power of opioid replacement therapy.
He has begun to taper down on his methadone dosage with a goal of becoming medication free within 12 to 18 months. He spent all of his twenties physically dependent on opiates.
He came from a family that had many problems of their own, and consequently he had practically no one in life to fall back on for support or guidance.
Their apprehensions were erased when they got their daughter back, and that was priceless.
Real Life 3: Franklin became addicted to opiates as a high school student.
So he learned to rely on himself, developed a great work ethic and an impressive sense of self-discipline.