Don't want to get into it too much, but the clinic I attend is attempting to discharge me involuntarily in a retaliatory gesture for filing a formal complaint regarding a policy that is completely a violation of patient rights, and for the fact that I have educated several other patients on their rights.
I am fighting it, but have to figure something out in the meantime, as even if I can get a ruling in my favor (which I should be able to if there is any justice, given that what they have done is illegal in multiple ways under state law and they violated their own policies as well) it will likely be too late as I may have already been kicked out, and since I am traveling this summer, I have to figure out arrangements for guest dosing or possibly stay out west indefinitely to ensure I can continue my taper at the proper rate and get off successfully, and since they are currently intending to terminate my treatment several days before I leave the state, I am unsure I can apply for guest dosing or transfer any longer through them, but don't want to start from scratch with daily dosing bullshit at another clinic and spend two years to get to my phase/take-homes even though I have a long history of recovery and am sober and compliant for a long time- I think it is despicable that they would try to throw me off my medication for utilizing the grievance process, which is illegal, and do so both knowing that I have a child to care for as a single parent and a degree to finish, and also that they would attempt to kick me out rather than allow me to continue at the normal pace and be out on my own anyways in 6-12 months.. I guess I am expendable because they know of my intent to taper and that I won't be a cash cow to them for much longer.
Honestly, even if they ruled in my favor at this point I am not sure that the entire thing wouldn't sufficiently damage the situation to which I couldn't continue there anyways, and ethically have qualms about continuing to pay them for the way they mistreat people- but either way, they have made very clear where they stand, and they will learn very clearly where I stand... &( I know that to be successful after coming this far, I need to have the opportunity to continue to do what has worked even though it has been tough at times, and taper at a steady reasonable rate, and they are clearly precluding me from doing this and violating about ten statutes in the process.. wish me luck...
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Methadone Clinic- Involuntary Termination of Services prior to adequate taper