can you you have a cdl hazmat if you take methadone

by roger
(new hampshire)

can you have a cdl hazmat license if you take methadone medication

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Jul 16, 2016
People are retarded NEW
by: Anonymous

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle if you are impaired from the methadone or whatever you are taking. Key word IMPAIRED. So it is not illegal if you are totally normal while taking the medication like most honest mmt patients. No you cannot drive a tractor-trailer while on mmt, but you can drive an ambulance. Doesnt make a whole lot of sense, but i didnt write the laws.

Feb 02, 2016
methadone driving cdl NEW
by: Anonymous

I have been on methadone for 4 years and at first my dose was 70 mgs which was to much so I started to come down let me start I got on it because my doctor recommend it. At 20 I was run over by a truck and got hooked on the pain meds I was given but anyways methadone really works if used right. I am now on 30 mgs and still coming down I went back to school got my cdl and I passed my test I don't nod I don't gall asleep and I am very much aware of all my surroundings. I know methadone has a bad stigma to it. But if used right the medication really works. I have been sober over 5 years. But I also understand the safety issue and that's why I have chosen to continue to come down. I wanna drive Big Rig.but I also have to put my recovery first above all.but the time will come when my dreams of driving are here I say good luck to everyone who drives and it doesn't matter if it's alcohol or drugs or anti depression meducine or anxiety medication safety always comes first.

Dec 28, 2015
Some ppl !!?!!? NEW
by: Anonymous

I just found this page because I had a simple question about the legality of getting a CDL license while on MMT.... I must admit there were some people whose responses were actually quite helpful and to the point but there were also some people whose responses were just plain idiotic... Obviously me being someone who is asking the question by no means am I an expert on CDL licenses or any of that but I did see a post about a year to year and a half ago on this thread that said it is illegal to drive a regular automobile on MMT.?!?! As a person who drives every day not only a car but also a truck(non -cdl)26ft.straight job.. I must say that it is not only legal but I've gone out of my way to inform/ ask my employer the question and lethim know that I am on methadone maintenance.... So as I said earlier I obviously was just looking for information on obtaining a CDL license and the regulations involved when it comes to methadone maintenance but I got to this point because of certain people who seem to be misinformed.. honestly I can't argue with a lot of what other people are saying about how certain people on methadone do nod out and certainly aren't safe behind the wheel because I've met and know many of such people... In my personal England comes down to what works for you as an individual in my case and make sure Michos manages the pain I deal with end also make sure that it has no effect on my driving/coherence/response time... Each person is different and I hope everyone just stay safe who offered information that help me thank you and to anyone out there who just wanted to hate on people who are on methadone maintenance I'm sorry for you

Oct 09, 2015
Let us be kind to one another. NEW
by: Anonymous

Wow. It's crazy to see how people feel about methadone. Frankly, it saved my life. I was on 100 mg for a year and it took me a year too quit for good! It is an amazing feeling. I've been drug free for a year now, but the fear of going back is always there. And it is a healthy fear. I was hit by a drink driver at 17yrs old. By 17yrs old I was legally prescribed 60mg oxycontin for my back. I'm 30 now. I tried everything. Lost a friend that overdosed on legal opiates. Methadone saved me.

Can you drive a car on methadone? That is a personal question. I could. Not at first, bc I was going thru withdrawal. Then at 130mg I was too drowsy. At 100 mg I was fine. And a year later tapered down 5mg at a time. So whoever said they could not drive, that's ok too. Maybe you felt you needed to be drowsy. BUT I chose to lower my dose. That seemed like a better safer choice. If you cannot stay up, your on too much. A good counselor will tell you to lower the dose, but I also think one can conclude that on their own.

Can you get a CDL. As others stated. Yes. But getting hired with a company I'd another story. Be responsible. If you can't stay awake, don't get a CDL, or even drive any vehicle. That goes for anyone. Drugs or not. Missing a nights sleep is worse than any dose of methadone I've taken.

Good luck people. And be considerate and not so judgemental.

Aug 30, 2015
Just want to know what to do Please NEW
by: Anonymous

I have a friend on MMT now he has been on it for many of yrs . He takes 140mgs and he out on the road driving a dump truck. But he is ALWAYS falling asleep DRIVING or even at home u could b talking and u look at him he is out then jumps up out of the blue and starts talking. My opinion is someone on a very high dose like he takes has no BUSINESS DRIVING WHILE ON MERHADONE especial that high of a dose. I know bc this person is very dear to me. It scares me because what if he falls asleep and can't hit them air brakes there goes someone life!!! And when he goes to the DRS. He doesn't tell them he IN MMT.
So my question is what to do .

Apr 29, 2015
Look NEW
by: Anonymous

It all boils down to one thing...you can not drive a big rig while taking any drugs that can hinder your driving. To get your information on the risk look to the federal guidelines, rules & regulations in regard to prescribed medicine and driving a commercial vehicle. Methadone is a prescribed and controlled substance as you can find this information to be true from the health and safety codes in regard to prescribed medicine. You will have to carry this with you on the road so find out from DOT if this is legal to carry over state lines. I am sure you can obtain the CDL but, I do not believe any truck driving lines will hire you.

If someone IS in fact on 100 milligrams of methadone that is a hardcore amount and very hard to withdrawal from. What happens if you lose this drug when your out on the road how will you obtain more? Of are you not in fear for your safety if this happens and you begin to withdrawal while driving on the road?

Personally I do not think anyone should be driving while using this substance because it is just a temporary fix for a long term problem that needs addressing before you take on the responsibility of taking other peoples lives into your hands. Don't be a selfish addict. If you are trying to beat the addiction try getting to the underlying issues first before risking your life as well as others.

Apr 29, 2015
Stop putting people at risk NEW
by: Anonymous

You have a addiction, its your body to make the decision with to get clean/healthy or stay a "legal"addict.
But, do not put everyone else at risk so you can make a few pennies.
If you want to better yourself get healthy, work harder, stop being a burden to your family , stop being a addict (legal or not).
Its out of control, no more excuses as "i cant do it, i cant get clean...
Stop lying to yourself

Mar 22, 2015
You so called clean people. NEW
by: Anonymous

You so called clean people sound more stupid than people on drugs. At least addicts have a excuse. What's yours retards. LOL

Mar 22, 2015
You so called clean people. NEW
by: Anonymous

You so called clean people sound more stupid than people on drugs. At least addicts have a excuse. What's yours retards. LOL

Oct 13, 2014
who ever is bashing mmt NEW
by: Anonymous

So you say go nod your ass off....ive been on mmt for over a year now and i have not nodded a single time...explain that for for me you narrow minded asshole

Aug 25, 2014
Don't Judge unless you are God. NEW
by: Anonymous

Stupid people say stupid things....smart people out-smart eachother.

Jul 31, 2013
hahahahhahah NEW
by: Anonymous

It is illegal...I was on it for 17 years and every day I nodded my ass off!!!!! at 40 milligrams!!! who the f, u think you are fooling..ask your local police next time you get pulled over when your eyes are dilated from methadone which DOES happen...dumb dumb it is an OPIOID just synthetic but is dangerous to drive under the influence...ask me I got my driving privileges taken because of driving under the influence of METADONE>>>>you just haven't got caught!!! your just an addict that is still in denial...somethings never change...I am glad I have been clean and sober...and you are not considered sober until you get off chemicals and Methadone is chemicals......

Jul 31, 2013
ITS NOT ILLEGAL TO DRIVE CAR ON MMT!! NEW
by: Anonymous

MMT = METHADONE MAINTENANCE TREATMENT

studies showed daily ingested methadone doses do not allow for euphoric effects therefore, NO DROWSINESS, i've even been on it for 8 years at over 100mgs. there are problem patients yes not everyone does it correctly, but those that do deserve a chance to live life without persecution from uneducated retards. No wonder anytime you go out to eat they look at you like that at the end with that fake smile, learn to live with yourself instead of taking it out on other people. good day sir. As for methadone and CDL's....i looked it up with alot of research and the answer sadly is no. However, it is due more to the stigma of the substance but most people dont understand MMT and why it is even allowed to be in existance. You think if people just went there and just laid around all day it would be legal? It is not like going to buy a 6-pack or 24-pack, it is completely different, i could explain the whole process to you but you wouldn't understand it anyway, go google it, methadone in short is a humanely compassionate existence as it helps people live normal lives without many absurd affects of the life of one living day to day on opiates, "anonymouse" you would never understand, try having compassion first.

Jul 02, 2013
hahhahah NEW
by: Anonymous

to the last post....you are a frking idiot you have to have a medical clearance to receive your cdl and if you lie to the doctor about what prescribed medicines you take especially methadone you will not get a cdl ever!!!! do you think doctors are that stupid???? eyes dilate when an opioid is in your system and if you try and lie he is going to take blood/urine and test it ding dong!!!!! Why the hell are you trying to put someone on our highways that is under the influence.... are you a FREKING maniac...you dumb MORON!!!!

Jul 01, 2013
licence NEW
by: old timer

hello, there is no drug testing to get your c.d.l.there is testing to get a job and random testing,no states drug test to get cdl or any endorsments just companies,as for methadone it is not in the standard 5 panel d.o.t. urine test,it will be checked if you get a 10 panel test and that's only if you are at fault in a fatality accident.good luck.

Jun 16, 2013
you are the dumb ass!! NEW
by: Anonymous

don't tell me anything about it being LEGAL to drive on that shit!!!!!! I was on methadone many years ago and it was illegal then and it still is!!! I have been clean from that shit for 17 years and you dumb ass are still getting high on it!!! It is an opioid idiot..........It is illegal to drive under the influence of any prescribed controlled substance such as Valium, Vicodin etc.....get your facts straight..you sound like an idiot who doesn't know the difference between right or wrong....sounds like methadone has gone to your brain waves.....and thats an under statement!!!

A powerful narcotic, Methadone is best known as a substitution therapy to help patients kick an addiction to heroin. Though it is considered to be effective as a maintenance program for addicts, it is not curative and has a high potential for misuse and abuse. Developed in Germany in 1937, the synthetic opioid is used also as an analgesic for pain and an antitussive for persistent coughing. It was introduced in the U.S. in 1947. Maintenance therapy came about in response to the drastic increase in heroin abuse following World War II. Like morphine and heroin, Methadone works on the opioid receptors in the brain and produces many of the same effects.


Jun 15, 2013
you are so wrong! NEW
by: Anonymous

To "Anonymous" that said you cant drive car on that shit, that is not true! I drive my car and truck every day! People like you make me sick! You know nothing about methadone and how it works! First of all when taken in a monitored & controlled situation you do not get "high" it simply keeps the person from having the cravings and getting sick. Yes there are people that abuse methadone and they make it hard for the ones that are seriously trying to make positive changes in their life. It is also people like you with your rude, cruel and ignorant comments that make it hard for a recovering addict. It is because of people like you a lot of addicts don't ask for help for fear of being judged and looked down on.

May 28, 2013
You People Are Mean
by: Anonymous

First, you don't know why he is taking methadone. It is not just for getting off of drugs. Even if it is for that, good for him for trying to better his life. Methadone does not make you high, so that's not the scariest thing you have ever heard.

The alternative is the scariest. My ex was a heroin addict, blind in one eye. He used to drive loaded all the time. Worse than that, he drove dopesick.

It is a miracle that he didn't kill anyone! If only he was able to take methadone maybe he wouldn't have lost his career of 30+ years. However, to answer the man's question, no, you cannot drive while taking methadone.
Good luck with your situation.

May 23, 2013
It was just his question .. In return no respect!
by: Anonymous

Well the reality is back in the day .. Say the 80's quite a lot of truck drivers were drinking alcohol and driving .. Hence the introduction to the CDL..

Any way another reality is this globe is full of drug addicts. It's apparent by the comments I read none of those people were affected or afflicted by that retched problem .. They have different ones! However my brother overdosed and died at 41 yrs old. The methadone clinics hire any new counselor that will take the job..

The fact is it can save lives and families .. But as it is for driving! Well it is against the LAW! Your license will be revoked and if you do choose to do any drug that is listed within the guidelines and get into an accident .. You will go to PRISON.. Not jail..

So if you want to drive a tractor trailer for a living . Come off the Methadone. And go to mtgs for a while and decide if you can do this and not jeopardize any one else's life.

May 11, 2013
highon mf
by: Anonymous

Take another pill!!¡ boo boo da fool!!¡!!!

May 11, 2013
highon mf
by: Anonymous

Take another pill!!¡ boo boo da fool!!¡!!!

May 11, 2013
HAHAHAHA!!!
by: Anonymous

I have heard some crazy things on here...but this is the wildest.....dum dum!!!!!! you are not allowed to drive a car on that shit let alone drive a frkn truck...how lame can you get!!!! now go nod your ass off and forget about even getting a job on that shit.....lame..

May 11, 2013
no !!!!!!!
by: Anonymous

are you insane....

May 11, 2013
are you kidding?
by: Anonymous

That's the scariest thing I've ever heard of! Omg you drug addicts are nuts

Sep 05, 2015
MMT and normal functioning people NEW
by: Anonymous

What kind of person nods out at 40mg? Do you get drunk after drinking a couple a couple of o'doules. Are you falling down drunk after a drinking a shot of Kahlua? What kind of drugs could you possibly be addicted to if you nod off on 40mg of dome.
Once stable on dosing you do NOT get high...at all. Some people need help and MMT can literally change people's lives. They can go to work, they can lead a better life, an honest life.
Get off your high horse, you probably talk to and deal with people on MMT on a daily basis and can't even tell.

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