Pubdate: Wed, 10 Nov 2004
Source: Red Deer Advocate (CN AB)
Copyright: 2004 Red Deer Advocate
Author: Allen Petrie
Bookmark: (Methadone)
Bookmark: (Harm Reduction)


I am writing to inform you that I am an injection drug user. I would
also like to say that crystal meth and methadone are not the same.
Methadone is a treatment for people who are addicted to opiates.

While I was on morphine, I was doing six pills at 100 mg. per day - or
spending $120 per day.

I was living in Calgary while I was doing morphine.

When I heard that the methadone program was coming to Calgary, it
could not get here fast enough to suit me. Dec. 4, 2003 was my first
day on the Central Alberta Methadone Program in Calgary.

To this day, I have been clean for 10 months and have not done
anything to break the law, and do not miss it at all. I have gotten
health back and will not go back to doing drugs.

Allen Petrie,

Red Deer
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