... is, I blew it yesterday - went out and bought methadone on the street so I took more than the dose the clinic gave me. Will the UA detect that excess methadone in my system? Thank you
I just thought I would ease your mind and let you know thay will not be able to detect excess methadone in your UA. We all make mistakes and it is part of the disease. I would recommend you forgive yourself and continue on but stay off the streets.
I would hate to see you get caught and end up in jail for many of the MMTPs are discharging patients if they end up in jail. It isn't the only reason --most jails will not provide the methadone for you and the withdrawals are agoniz-ing and these thoughts should help you the next time you start thinking about buying it. I would not want to see a felony on your record for it does affect you, if you apply for a job or assistance (welfare or college).
I have to ask you is the dose you are receiving at the methadone clinic not holding you 24 hours? ... Were you craving it when you bought the methadone ? If by any chance you feel your dose isn't holding you then I would be talking to my counselor and asking for an increase in my dose. You didn't mention what dose you were on or if you were having any withdrawal symptoms or if you had any cravings for this alone could have been the reason you buoght extra methadone.
Please don't take any unneccessary chances expecially when you should be able to talk with your counselor and ask for a dose increase. I wish you the very best and know you will make it.
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