Is It Advisable to Get Son off Methadone
Dr. David Sack Says...
The particulars of which emergency health services and mental health services are available vary by county and state. You should consult with the local health care agencies to see if you son would qualify for indigent services. If it looks like that will not be an option, you could try to negotiate a temporary reduction in rate at his current clinic. It this is not feasible you can speak with them about a taper schedule so that he does not come off cold turkey. Relapse rates following discontinuation can be high, particularly if the individual has not been involved in recovery-based programs or other therapy.
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