"Wanting to come off Methodone and have a life"
About: Turning Point Substance Misuse Services Turning Point Substance Misuse Services E1 8AA
Posted by yardstone589 (as ),
I have been with Turning Point drug services in South Kirkby and on a Methodone prescription for 8 years. I desperately want to come off and be drug free.
When I tell them that I want to be 'drug free' they look at me like I am swearing at them. It is not working for me at all, I want to be off drugs and I want to get on with my life.
In my opinion I have asked about alternative options, I have said I want to be off Methodone, I have asked them to reduce me but nothing changes. I am on the legal maximum, which I feel is ridiculous. I feel as if I've got no life.
I am told I have no other options, that being on Methodone is all I can do. When I get frustrated they perceive me as aggressive and just tell me to keep calm.
I was clean for 7 and a half years and relapsed recently. I honestly believe that had the service listened to me me and helped me I wouldn't have relapsed.
I want to Detox, but they won't let me. I think they just want to keep people on their books. I am no severley frustrated, and am losing my patience.
Am I not entitled to support and care to get off drugs and live a better life?