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Thu Feb 7, 2019, 08:00 AM

Today is the day [View all]

Last edited Thu Feb 7, 2019, 05:32 PM - Edit history (3)

After 11 long years, today is my last dose of methadone.

I'm so excited and proud and nervous. It's only a small 2.5 mg. drop to nothing(!), my very last dose of a long, gradual tapering. I'm sure I'll feel a little crappy for a week or so, just like with every other incremental decrease ... it just feels so weird that I'll be completely done. FINALLY!!

Methadone absolutely saved my life, I have zero doubts about that. I just can't believe it's been 11 goddamn years.


Edit:

Thank you all so much! I certainly wasn't expecting this large of a response!
(and I didn't realize the post would show up outside of the Addiction section, lol!)

It's overwhelming to have so much support. I truly appreciate all the kind words, thoughts, and encouragement. It means a lot to me, especially today. Whenever I'm feeling a little rough on this last taper, I'm going to come back here to reread all these lovely comments.
Thank you.

Medication assisted treatment WORKS! I cannot wait until the stigma and misinformation surrounding it are gone and it's finally easy for anyone who wants help to get it, that day.

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