The safety and efficacy of medicine assisted treatment (MAT) is often heavily debated among individuals in the online recovery community. Some are strong proponents of it while others are vehemently against it, claiming its use is just “trading one addiction for another”. So we’ve asked one of our bloggers, Joann Miller to share her personal experience with methadone and Suboxone and to provide us with her opinion of both. Note that the below is just one person’s experience and is not meant to dismiss or discredit anyone else’s.
I often wonder if maintenance drugs saved me from heroin addiction. My story is a little different from most of the stories I have heard. I guess all of our stories are different when it comes down to it but here is a bit of mine. Fifteen years of my twenty-year addiction to opiates was spent on either Methadone or