I started methadone maintenance to get off a bad pain pill addiction. I took methadone for 4 years, up to 120 mg a day. But I had problems failing drug test alot and I got kicked out from the clinic, after they dosed me down 1 week. Day 2 of no methadone and I felt like hell, worse stuff ever. I found a friend who sold hers and started buying them. I did that for a year. Until something happened at her house and police were involved so she quit selling them. I went into severe detox from it. I'd take 10 10mg hydrocodone and it wasn't touching me. I started drinking heavily, vodka and beer from the time I woke up until bedtime. After 3 months of withdrawal my body quit aching and my legs quit hurting, but I was a bad alcoholic. I would drink a 30 pack of beer every day, plus vodka shots. And I was smoking meth too. Finally after 1 year of that I had to be put im ICU for 3 days then sent to a psych hospital for 3 weeks. They started me off with strong benzos for alcohol detox. I had a siezure and was shaking all the time. But those detoxing experience broke me from getting addicted ever again, to anything.