I am a French student who just returned in University to study philosophy at 35 years old, after a rather chaotic path. I am medicated with methadone and Alprazolam at rather high dosages (120 mg/day methadone and 3mg/ day Alprazolam) since almost 10 years, and I am very stable. One could say I'm a "functioning addict". Currently in my second year at University (I successfully graduated my first year with mention), I have the opportunity to go study in the USA during my third year, normally in Boston.
My question is about methadone delivery protocol in the US.
As you can guess from what I said above, it is absolutely out of the question for me to quit next year; my treatment is a medical necessity.
Here in France, I have to go search a new Rx at my doctor's every 14 days, and the Pharmacy then gives me 14 days of methadone treatment (that is, 28 x 60mg vials).
I wanted to know about the usual protocol for getting my methadone while in the US.Of course, my doctor, and, if needed, my pharmacist, can provide every needed paperwork / Rx / declaration / proof that I need this treatment.
However, as I will be studying, that is, lead an extremely busy life, I really cannot allow myself to go and take my treatment in a "methadone center" every day like I saw in many videos. So I need to know if it is possible, with any needed paperwork or doctor habilitation, to get my treatment like I get it now in France, that is, to have the doctor and the pharmacist allowing me to go and search my treatment every two weeks or so, because I just won't have the time to go in a methadone center daily before going to College every day. I absolutely need to have my treatment regularly, as I will be extremely busy.
I realize it may greatly vary from state to state, but I will probably go for Boston, or perhaps Nebraska, Texas or Kansas.
Any information you may have, as a user or as a practicioner or anyone, whatever your state is, will help me a lot.
Thanks in advance to everyone.
Last Edited By: Schoppy Sep 19 14 10:29 AM. Edited 1 time