I take 12-17 methadone tablets everyday and have been for the past 3 years. Somedays I take up to 20. I have not experienced any withdrawls from methadone but I have experienced them when I was taking Lortab and Oxycontin. I know I have to wean myself down . It is VERY expensive and I am worried about my health and how taking so much is effecting my body. I also want to do it for my children.I get some of them from my doctor , the others I buy from people. Is the methadone clinic something I should consider? Could I start just taking 8 - 10 a day without going through withdrawls or less and how often do i wean down to a lower dosage?