Addiction Help Gets You Drug Free, Not Hooked on Methadone or Xanax
When you are addicted to something like OxyContin the easiest path to take if you want to get off it is to switch to methadone or some other replacement drug. The hardest path is to get the addiction help you need to be drug free. You can, of course, go to a rehab facility where they’ll give you methadone for heroin or OxyContin and, more than likely, you’ll also get Xanax or Valium along with it. But is it really better than getting addiction help?
Taking these drugs is a relief to the drug companies that make them – they profit every time you go to the methadone clinic and every time you take a Xanax. Drug companies spend a lot of money trying to convince people that life is better on drugs.
But before you make a decision like that, there are few things you should know:
First, Xanax is one of the most addictive drugs around, and also extremely hard to stop.
Second, once you start on methadone it is very hard to stop – much worse than the heroin withdrawal you may have gone through or are so reluctant to go through.
In fact, even using methadone as a painkiller, which is becoming very common, is dangerous. Nancy Garvin of Mothers Against Medical.Org points out that methadone is the number one killer of all the prescription narcotics in the U.S. Thousands of people die from it every year – and you don’t have to abuse it for it to kill you.
Get the addiction help services you need – it may be harder than settling for a replacement drug but it doesn’t fill anyone’s pockets, and it definitely won’t kill you.