MethadoneAddiction.net reports, “Critics point out that methadone patients are still addicts and that methadone therapy does not help addicts with their personality problems. In many cases multiple drug use and a strong psychological dependence undermine the gains made. Some addicts manage to resell the methadone they receive in order to buy heroin; this and other illegal diversion have resulted in methadone joining the group of addictive drugs sold on the street.”
Many addicts get off of one drug only to find themselves addicted to something else, and very often the potential withdrawal is a seemingly impossible obstacle for them to overcome. They are left with the unworkable solution of continuing their use, if only to function. But they are far from functioning and they are barely surviving. The physical and mental exhaustion of addiction hopefully drives them to seek help before they end up in jail, or dead. These are the three options for an addict; sobriety, jail, and death. How does someone truly overcome addiction? Surely not with more drugs.
Thousands of desperate heroin addicts and people prescribed Methadone for pain have come to realize the horrors of this drug as they become Methadone addicts. Instead of trying to find some small (unobtainable) silver lining around the methadone cloud, we have to confront methadone patients for what they are; drug addicts.
The life cycle of addiction begins with a problem, discomfort or some form of emotional or physical pain for a person. Whatever the origin of the difficulty, the person finds a “solution” in drugs or alcohol. This is how the cycle begins. If one merely replaces the drug(s) they are using with more drugs, then they are only perpetuating the cycle. Methadone is often the culprit here.
Narconon Louisiana uses a 100% holistic, drug free, and natural approach, combined with extensive life skills and educational models of treatment. Narconon is the only program in the world that provides a biophysical detoxification program designed to give addicts an opportunity to naturally cleanse their body of drugs, alcohol, toxins, and poisons. Their staff is dedicated to treating the addict as a whole person and every facet of their addiction is addressed, including where and why it began. If you or a loved one are experiencing the misery of addiction, call our drug addiction help line now at 1-800-473-0930.