I would like to say thank you to all the staff at RDD.
A little background on why I found myself seeking treatment is, I had numerous surgeries, and before I realized it, I was addicted to pain pills. Instead of seeking help at that point, I panicked and went to a Methadone Clinic, the worst decision I or anyone else could make. I was on pain pills for about 6+ years and then methadone just under three years. Once on the methadone I was really trapped, I tried lowering my doses myself slowly but came to a standstill, my body started to realize I was starving it of opiates by the end of the day, and I would start to feel slight withdrawals. Not only that, I put on 55lbs while on methadone, which made me the heaviest I had ever weighed in my life. Methadone affected me not just physically, but mentally as well because it ruined my family life. When I returned home from RDD, my family was in amazement of how different I was and each day was even better. I realized how much I had missed while in my methadone fog. After RDD everything was brighter, I felt better, and the best part is, my 10 year old son noticed the difference. He says wow mom you sure do smile and laugh a lot more. Now every morning when I wake up and look in the mirror I do not feel disgusted and stuck. I feel the most alive I have ever felt. I would recommend RDD to anyone; thanks to them, I can actually start living my life again!
3 years on Methadone: 78 mgs