A NEW LOW IN PATRONIZING, DEMEANING RULES GOVERNING LIVES OF METHADONE PATIENTS
Charleston Treatment Program (W. Virginia) has the following notice posted:
"If you have completed the take home justification to receive take homes, do not ask your counselor where your paperwork is located or who needs to sign your papers next. If you ask for take home privileges or ask questions about your take home paperwork, your take home privileges will be delayed by two weeks." Reminds me of a scene with my son and grand-daughter a few days ago: "If you ask one more time to watch that TV program you won't watch any TV for 2 days." But my grand-daughter is 5 years old. Patients do not deserve to be treated like 5 year-olds. It's amazing - and a testimony to true motivation! - that patients enter and stay in treatment where staff treat them like kindergarden kids.