Why is it so HARD to get methadone?
I'm also looking for answers as to why it's so hard to find a doctor who prescribes methadone for addiction treatment. Apparently if you don't have money, you can't get treatment or see a doc. I live in Arkansas. I've been to one methadone clinic, but didn't like it because they couldn't get my dose right and also they insisted on making me quit smoking marijuana. Rules are rules, they said. Any advice?
I'm a college graduate, not a criminal. I'd like to get my life under control. I have very, very good intentions. I am bipolar and have finally gotten that under control with the right medications. Now I need to get control of my addiction. Any help would be appreciated. I have an appt. with a pain management doc coming up, which scares me because..., I'll just be honest with you, I plan on just telling them I have back problems, which I do, to get the methadone. Otherwise, they won't give it to me. If I say I have addiction problems, they'll never give me anything.