Got interview for methadone clinic! - page 2
I'm excited but I just have to get used to being at work at 5AM!!!... Read More
Jun 15, '13 by garnetgirl29, LPNI work at a suboxone clinic, and I'm not sure how I feel about the methodone clinic here. We get a lot of people who want to detox from the methodone, but we can't help them because our protocol is too low & they become very, very sick. We had someone recently who lied about their dose (was on 195mg) and came to us to detox, saying they were on a MUCH, MUCH lower dose, and became so sick we had to send them to the ER. The clients I see tell us that the methodone clinic continually increases their dosage, but doesn't want to decrease or wean them off. I understand that the methodone keeps them off the heroin, but I would think that eventually, the clinic would begin to gradually wean people off instead of encouraging them to stay on & increases dosage. My clients tell me the methodone clinic here only cares about making $$ & just cut them off if they fail the drug test or if they don't have money for that days dose. Is this true of all methodone clinics? Or, do others actually try to help the client remain clean & eventually wean them down?