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Detox vs Maintenance

Discussion in 'Forum Policies' started by spring, Jan 29, 2009.

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  1. spring

    spring Administrator

    The Opiate Detox Recovery forum, ODR, is provided for members specifically to help each other with detox and to maintain abstinence from opiate use.

    In order to keep the focus on detox followed by a drug-free recovery, the administrators choose not to allow long-winded discussions or debates about long term opiate maintenance therapy (such as methadone and buprenorphine).

    We believe that long term maintenance therapy is useful in some instances; yet we choose to deal with detox and recovery here.

    Please note: members who insist on discussing the pros and cons of long term maintenance therapy at ODR will be asked to leave or may have their account locked.

    Note from Spring;
    We are not saying that maintenance issues cannot be discussed at all. What we mean is that we prefer the focus be on detox with the eventual goal of abstinence.
    I realize that there is no "one size fits all" way to recover and every individual requires varying amounts of time to get to their goal of abstinence which sometimes includes many months on sub or methadone.
    I don't necessarily consider long term opiate replacement therapy as "maintenance". It depends on the treatment plan. Every person's recovery is as individual as they are.
    All we ask is that you use your common sense. Respect our mission and what we're all about.
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