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A Call For Voices *This is a call for voices. If you are a loved one of someone currently using methadone, or a loved one of someone who has passed away because of methadone use I would love to hear from you. I am a documentary filmmaker working one a film that will expose the realities of methadone and the effects it has on our society. I am asking for stories to share that will help reform regulation of this drug, and also take away the social stigma of what it is to be on methadone. * * * *My commitment to this film comes from a very real place in my life and the life of my family. My father has been on methadone for over 35 years. My brother for five. My family battles regularly with the health issues methadone creates for both my father and brother, as well as the social stigma's that come along with someone on this medication. * * * *I am driven to explore all angles of the methadone culture. I want to hear from the loved ones who have lost someone to methadone deaths, the loved ones who are losing someone to methadone life, I want to hear from the methadone users, and I want all the same from the other side. I plan to reach out and explore what the people at the clinics believe, I want to hear from the pharmaceutical companies and the government run committees that "regulate" this drug. * * * *Please help me bring a strong voice out to the world that tells the full story of methadone. You can contact me directly by emailing voiceweneed@gmail.com. Tell me about yourself, what drew you to reach out and where you are from. I look forward to hearing from you.* * * *All the best!* * * *Angelica*

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 My first born and only son Jason Healey died from a Methadone Overdose

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PostSubject: My first born and only son Jason Healey died from a Methadone Overdose   Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:02 am

Jason Healey was my first born and my only son. He was only 24 years old when he died from a Methadone overdose on 5 Feb 2009. My life has been forever changed because of this drug and my heart goes out to all those who have lost their children to prescription drugs. I have a 3 year old granddaughther from my son and I see him when I look in her beautiful blue eyes. My son battled drugs for 10 years and in 2003 he became addicted to Oxycontin. He then tried Heroin and overdosed and almost died in 2006. In the end he would turn to Methadone and I guess he thought it was a safer choice but Jason died in his sleep. A so called friend gave him the pills that ended his life. I knew nothing about Methadone when I read the toxicology report except they had Methadone Clinics where Oxycontin and Heroin addicts would go to get weaned off Opiates. I never thought I would have to worry about Methadone because I had no idea it was on the streets. I was shocked to read about all the Methadone deaths when I researched Methadone on line after Jason died. I wish my son would have known how deadly Methadone was because of the long half life. He had told me I didn't have to worry about him anymore that he wasn't going to do Oxycontin or Heroin anymore because he didn't want to risk death. Methadone was just as deadly if not more and it ended his life. God bless all those who have lost a child to this horrible drug.
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PostSubject: My first born son Jason Healey   Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:35 am

First let me say how deeply sorry I am about your great loss your precious son Jason. I am sure having Jason's 3 y/o beautiful daughter brings so much joy to your life. You are right our lives as Mothers have been changed forever. Through this website we hope to bring you comfort and let you know you are not alone on this Journey called Grief. We are here to bring you support and comfort to help you anyway we possibly can. Jason will always be loved and remembered in our hearts....we will not forget him. It was so kind of you to share his story with us and your heartfelt message. Methadone is a highly addictive dangerous and too frequently a deadly drug. These untimely deaths have become an epidemic all across the United States. No one is safe whether this drug comes from a Methadone Clinic, Pain Management or by Diversion because of its long half life... after one dose it can be found in your system up til 3 days later. We must join together to fight for tighter restrictions against Methadone and be the voices of our loved ones. Again, thank you for sharing Jason's story and hope to hear from you again. Love, Bren

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PostSubject: Re: My first born and only son Jason Healey died from a Methadone Overdose   Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:48 am

Bren,

Thank you so much for the kind words and the offer of support. Together we can make a difference and can help fight to get Methadone off the streets in hopes that other children may live and their Mothers will never have to suffer the horrific pain and sorrow of the loss of a child. There is no greater loss than the loss of a child. Love, Sharon

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PostSubject: Re: My first born and only son Jason Healey died from a Methadone Overdose   Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:57 pm

My son died of a methadone overdose too. My heart goes out to you.
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PostSubject: Re: My first born and only son Jason Healey died from a Methadone Overdose   Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:07 am

Monika,

 I am so sorry for your loss.  Losing a child is so hard and it never really gets easier.  You never get over it you just somehow find a way to keep going.  I sure hope you are doing okay.  I am always here if you need to talk.  God bless you and your family and may he bring you peace and comfort.

Sincerely,
Sharon
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