KatyRae2: Having read almost every post here, I decided to wade into the conversation a little at this point to say this: While I ABSOLUTELY DO NOT excuse the behavior of the kid that gave your son the medicine, I will say this much: kids do REALLY STUPID things sometimes, that they don't 100% realize just how stupid what they're doing is. I know I certainly did, and most everyone I knew did - I did things I wish to GOD I could take back or undo now! And yes, I even supplied drugs to friends when I was addicted, not wanting to hurt them in any way, of course, but occasionally I did it for pain they were having, and occasionally b/c I wanted them to feel good like I was feeling at that moment... whatever. It was WRONG, and I am SO sorry I ever did that. Now, for that reason, I would say this: the hospital is whom I would direct the bulk of my anger toward, b/c they KNEW the dangers of methadone, where this other kid likely did not. They KNEW how to save your son's life, and opted to do nothing. They KNEW the dangers of synergistic activity between methadone and benzos (lorazepam), and didn't bother to administer either Narcan OR Flumazenil (a benzo antagonist), just to be safe. In my opinion, they should have done BOTH, since they knew he was on both from your info you gave them. They KNEW not to release him for more than 24 hours, since even with Narcan, methadone lasts longer than it, so he'd have to be monitored well over a day to be sure the Narcan didn't wear off and the methadone kick back in and cause another OD. This was the hospital's negligence to release him when they did, and without any further instructions to you (to watch him VERY closely for shallow breathing/etc for the next X # of hours, etc). Yes, by ALL means, be angry with the kid that supplied it. He needs to be punished. But I wouldn't say he needs his entire future ruined because of it - UNLESS he knew the dangers and did it anyway. If he was simply an ignorant kid that got his hands on it from another ignorant kid or something like that, then punish, yes. Ruin his life forever, no. It should be severe enough to shake his entire world, but not ruin him. Because if he's ANY kind of person, the death of your son will ruin his life enough that he's probably going to have severe problems throughout it anyway... I know I would if I were responsible for someone else's death. And thank God I didn't cause anything like that - but I realize how easily I could have, and I always cared a lot about my friends. I just was severely misguided in how I tried to "help" them or show them a fun time. Even now, (and read this all the way through, everyone, before you get angry...) I have a really difficult time when I have a friend or acquaintance that is sick from withdrawals, because I want to help them at least a little - BUT I DON'T give in to that anymore, for this very reason... I'm just saying it's very hard on me because I've been there so many times and I know how horrible withdrawals are, and how painful they are for me. Lastly, I'm very sorry for your loss, and God knows, I wish I could give you back your son. I am thankful to you, however, that you've not taken this as a reason to rise up against all methadone patients and try to rally to shut down every methadone clinic in your area/state. You've been very understanding toward those of us in treatment who are helped by our medicine, and many people are not nearly so understanding, even when it wasn't their family affected by tragedy, and even when the medicine was KNOWN to come from a pain patient. So I thank you VERY much for that, and please know that it is appreciated, I'm sure by more than just me. And by the way, just FYI for anyone reading this, I have NOT, since getting onto MMT, given away or sold my methadone for the reasons above to others - I was talking about before I got into recovery and was getting street opiates or filling fake prescriptions for other ones (besides methadone.) Also, the post above was correct - you CAN get liquid methadone at any pharmacy, even if they don't usually stock it (they can all order it - Roxane makes it, and it comes in 2 types - regular potency, which would require much more liquid than would've been in that little bottle you referred to, as it's like 5-10mg per teaspoon, and then the High Potency or "Intensol" brandname from Roxane of the 10mg per 1ml of liquid, which is identical to what we take at the clinic.) The only difference between ours and the Intensol is that ours is usually cherry flavored at most clinics (though they CAN get unflavored,) and the Intensol is non-flavored, as per the Roxane website (product catalog shows pictures and gives descriptions.) Incidentally, ALL clinics that use cherry or flavorless liquids use the same strength - 10mg/1ml, which is made by 3 companies at present - Roxane, Mallinckrodt/Covidien, or VistaPharm, all of which have websites that contain the prescribing information leaflet as a .pdf file. You can get the other strength liquid info at Roxane's website, too. It's flavored, but not cherry, and it's a different color (ours is usually either red or clear.) And YES, a bottle with 100mg is quite common from a clinic - which is part of the reason I'd say this: the Intensol comes in 30ml bottles (300mg), so that and the fact that he had 2 bottles that said 30mg and one that said 100mg means it very likely came from a clinic, which is where individual dose bottles would be labeled as such. A regular pharmacy doesn't package by single doses, but rather gives a dropper syringe for dosing daily out of a bottle of several days' worth. Although my bigger question about this is: why would the kid have had access to 2 different dose levels (that are that far apart) of daily takehome methadone? That's VERY odd (not suggesting you're lying, KatyRae2 - just can't figure out how he'd have come up with that, since I'm in a clinic, and I get takehomes, yet I know of nowhere I could come up with 2 different doses that far apart, unless I just went around and asked random people to sell me some and 2 different people did.) Since I've never purchased illicit methadone since being in a clinic, I don't know any of the sellers personally (though I certainly have known a few who aren't afraid to ask me to sell mine!) But anyway... I know this is probably too much information, but I figure you're desperate for as much info as you can get right now, and it takes ages to come up with the stuff we all know on this website, so I thought I'd try to give you some of that to save you the time and effort, just in case. Again, I give you my sincere condolences, and I wish you the best in your efforts at gaining justice in this, to the extent that it's possible. God bless you.