August 6, 2015
By: Blair Hubbard, Denver, ColoradoSome people can go cold turkey to get and stay sober, but what is working for me is medically-assisted treatment. My doctors connected me with the methadone clinic at the Denver Health Medical Center, where I get methadone and counseling. Today, a physician coordinates my treatment and makes sure I comply with the program.
I’m looking forward to the time when I won’t need methadone at all. For now, though, it’s the medicine I need to maintain the healthy version of me. It’s giving me time to rewire my brain and recover.
I’ve been sober four years now. I don’t want to be that addicted person any more.
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