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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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 Suboxone - The new methadone?

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JoeMc



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PostSubject: Suboxone - The new methadone?   Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:19 pm

Hello,

My son died of "methadone intoxication" on December 7, 2011. He was 25 years old. Prior to this he had been in a buprenorphine program for 2 years. I feel that he wasted 2 years of his life while in this program. Suboxone is the brand name of the drug buprenorphine, which is used to treat addiction to opiates (sound familiar?). It appears that Suboxone is the "new" methadone.

I have educated myself as best as I can about Suboxone, so that I can warn other people about the negative consequences associated with this drug... Please take a look at my blog. Thank you and God Bless all of you who have lost loved ones...

www.suboxoneabuse.wordpress.com

Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Suboxone - The new methadone?   Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:19 am

Joe, I am so deeply sorry to hear about your great loss, your precious son. We hope you will continue to come back and update us on how you are doing during this heartwrenching time in your life. Thank you for this important message on Suboxone and I look forward to reading your Blog.

Love, Bren
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JoeMc



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PostSubject: Re: Suboxone - The new methadone?   Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:02 pm

Thank you for the reply. These are incredibly sad stories. It just shouldn't be...

Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Suboxone - The new methadone?   Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:12 am

Joe so sorry for you loss!! If we all stand together maybe we can make a difference.
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PostSubject: Re: Suboxone - The new methadone?   Thu Oct 04, 2012 11:26 pm

Thank you whitneyguinn. I have updated my blog today to include an "about" page ( https://suboxoneabuse.wordpress.com/about/ )which explains how these children get into this mess... I was reluctant to do it for fear of retaliation, but I think it is too important not to say what I have learned. If just one person decides that addiction "maintenance" is not the answer, it will have been worth it...

Regards,

Joe
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PostSubject: Re: Suboxone - The new methadone?   Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:38 am

Joe,

I am so sorry for your loss. My son became addicted to Oxycontin in 2003 and in 2004 I thought suboxone was going to be the miracle that saved my son. It wasn't long after until suboxone was being sold on the streets and was just another drug being abused. Looking over the posts on your site it has only gotten worse! My heart goes out to you and your family. I lost my son Jason on 5 Feb 2009 and he was 24. May God bless you and your family and help you through the pain of losing a child.

Love,
Sharon
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JoeMc



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PostSubject: Re: Suboxone - The new methadone?   Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:35 am

Sharon,

I'm a very sorry for your loss. Maintenance treatments only work for those who would profit from it (in my view). Pharmaceutical companies want to have everyone addicted. They are testing a time-lapsed implant to keep people on a "drip" of narcotics... I feel like I'm living in a science fiction movie...

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/data/Journals/JAMA/4532/joc05127_1576_1583.pdf

Warm regards,

Joe
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