I know what dose works for me. Can I avoid the stabilization process?

No. Methadone is potentially dangerous and there is a definite potential for overdosing during stabilization. Many people that buy street methadone are not buying the dose they think they are.

Even if the bottle is sealed or the patient is certain of their dose we have to follow the standard protocol – it is an issue of safety and not a BMC rule. It is a requirement of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO).

Also be aware that if you have methadone in your initial urine sample BMC will not be able to start you on the program until the CPSO sends a fax notification that you are not enrolled in another methadone program. Again this is their rule not ours.

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