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Get the ants off me The dying fisherman Is it really that dope? Methadone and heroin

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I've been on both ends of withdrawals, heroin and methadone, every patient of methadone will always tell you the same, as I do; I can kick heroin anytime, but methadonde that is something else. In 15 yrs of heroin addiction, I've kicked 3 times, 'cold-turkey'. In 10 years on methadone I've never kicked methadone. Once I landed in jail, you have to do 72hrs. of jail time before you see the judge, called 'due' process. I was literally on the floor screaming my guts out. About 12hrs. before I was to see the judge, I demanded to be taken to the hospital, I just couldn't take it. I was cuffed, and looking like a 'chair' was glued to my back, I limped to the ambulence, since I couldn't lift my leg to climb into the back, the police grabbed me on both sides and shoved me in like a sack of potatoes, I fell flat on my face. The doctor realizing my condition and that it was severe, gave me a shot of morphine or methadone,(I had ID# and she called my Doctor). The cops were very angry. When they saw that I was ok, walking straight without pain or slouching, they cuffed me to a chair, called another unit to return me to the court building. The new transport was ok with me, when I got to the court building the cops wrote a message on my sheet. "This is the addict that cried and was give dope, don't let him go to see the judge, RETURN him to precinct jail to start new 72 hrs." I was returned to the precinct and 2 days later I was in the same condition!

Never did I go through such hell in all my days, I finally saw the judge, I was able to stand and talk because, lucky for me, another inmate had some heroin, I gave him my food for the 'dope'!

THE INTENSITY OF METHADONE WITHDRAWAL IS JUST TOO MUCH! I COULD NEVER DO IT, BY THE WAY ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO ONE INMATE WENT INTO CONVULSION AND UPON FALLING, HE HIT THE METAL BARS, HE DIED!