Methadone:Bad Boy of Drug Treatment

What Works & What Doesn't

by Rebecca Janes, LMHC, LADC

Methadone:Bad Boy of Drug Treatment
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Methadone:Bad Boy of Drug Treatment

What Works & What Doesn't

by Rebecca Janes, LMHC, LADC

Published Oct 25, 2010
130 Pages
Genre: SELF-HELP / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drugs



 

Book Details

DON’T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU HEAR Get the facts about methadone treatment

“Aren’t they just getting high at taxpayer’s expense?” “Does it really ‘eat your bones?’” “Do they have to stay on that stuff forever?” “I thought Suboxone meant we wouldn’t need methadone anymore.” Learn the truth behind “the Zombie effect” Methadone is one tool in our fight against opiate dependency. As with any tool, it can be used, or it can be abused. We need every tool that we can get. Methadone is not the “liquid handcuffs”- the addiction is the handcuffs. Methadone can be the key to freedom from those handcuffs if it is used effectively. Addiction can’t be contained by jail, and it won’t be ignored. It will continue to pull down our culture until we acknowledge its power, and grapple with it in effective and realistic ways.

 

About the Author

Rebecca Janes, LMHC, LADC

Rebecca Janes is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She has a Masters degree in Expressive Therapies from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has worked at a methadone clinic in New Bedford, MA since 1996, and has a private practice near her home in Westport, MA, where she sees children, adolescents, adults and couples for a range of mental health issues. She is certified in EMDR. Her first book, “Generation RX, Kids on Pills, a Parents Guide” was published in 2009, and addresses her concern about young people abusing ADHD meds, and becoming addicted to pain pills.

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