I'm wondering if anyone else has had a bad experience with detox's. I've actually have had the misfortune to have had two bad experiences, one worse than the other. The worst one was when I was detoxing off of cocaine. I was living in a small town and the doctor's there weren't up on the latest in addiction treatment. For one thing, it never occurred to them to send me to a detox rather than put me in the hospital. So the doctor put me in the hospital and decides that since the last time I was in I was given clonodine and it worked successfully, they would do the same thing. Only problem was I was not withdrawing from an opiate I was withdrawing from cocaine and the two are complete opposites. Fortunately for me the doctor did not give me as big a dose of clonidine as I'd been given when I first went in for methadone withdrawal and I didn't die. The next day (or whenever it was that I woke up) the doctor came to see me and jokingly said "We almost lost you last night. Your blood pressure dropped to 20 over 50." Somehow I didn't see the humor in this. Has anyone else had a bad experience with the person overseeing their detox? Are mistakes like this common or am I the only guinea pig out there?