SORRY IT'S LONG BUT NEEDED
Let me first start off by saying that both my fiancé and I are both recovering drug addicts that abused painkillers for over 5 years. Due to our addiction and drug abuse out lives were in a very depressing state and our overall well being was not good in any shap form or fashion. For me I had become a very moody, uncaring, self centered, no good worthless member of society. Some how I managed (after 10years because of the using) to graduate from Texas A&M's business school in business management. It FINALY got to the pint of not being able to gain employment and being broke and most importantly I had a 1 month old baby girl that needed a father to be there for her and provide a healthy environment to and the way things were I could not give her that and I was and still am deeply sorry for just not being the best dad for that 1st month. So we both decided that we no longer wanted to live this kind of life anymore(let me make it clear that my fiancé DID NOT USE WHILE PREGNANT but as soon as our girl was born went right back to taking pills) and decided to enter into a methadone treatment program and have been going there for 5 months now. Since then our lives have changed in more ways THAN WORDS CAN EVEN BEGIN TO DESCRIBE. We are both doing very well and the changes in our behavior, attitude, and treatment toward others is night and day. I was even told by (crying and emotional ones) parents that "they are so glade to have their son back". With that being said yesterday we were at the grocery store and I waited in the car for her to come out. When she did (also had our little girl in carseat with her) a employee of the store was following her and trying to say SONETHING to her whole she unloaded bags in trunk. When she was done and got in the car I asked."what was that lady wanting" which she replied I dont know she couldn't speak English. So confused of this and since we were parked rigt in front I walked inside and asked the lady what she was doing and if we had forgot something etc etc frustrated that I couldn't communicate with her I just threw my hands up and said NEVERMIND and walked backup car. While buckling the carseat in the manager approached me and asked what my problem was and explained that I was trying to figure out if we had forgot something etc etc. He then said with a chuckle "no no we have employees walk all woman with babies out to there vehicle" I laughed and so did he about the confusion. Needing gas and since there was one in the same parking lot we pulled up to the pump and I started pumping gas only to have my fiancé (driver) say as she was looking in rear view mirror "there are two cops behind us". Shocked I turned and said hello and stuck my hand out to shake his hand and said "can I help you?" he then said well you tell me we got a cal from HEB saying that someone had a problem and called us. Apparently before the manager spoke with me IMMEDIATLY called the police why I don't know, yes I was being theatrical to try and communicate with the employee who couldn't speak English. Confused and kind of getting irritated I said "well obviously it was a mis understanding I spoke to the manager about it and if I REALLY caused or was causing a problem do you think I would sit here at THIS GAS pimp and fill up my car or wouldn't you think I would go elsewhere? I then said is ther anything else I can help you with cause (pointing to our baby) we need to get her home cause she needs to be changed and fed. He replied "she can wait" and then instructed my fiancé to get out of the car and come with him. Here he and her "have you been drinking or taking any illegal drugs? She responded no but she does take methadone as art of her treatment and recovery program. This is where he proceeds to COMPLETLY degrade and embarrass (MSKE IT CLEAR SHE IS A WONDERFUL. MOM) and starts saying she is driving under the influence and is "high" on methadone and starts THREATNING with calling CPS cause she is a sorry mother for putting a child at danger. This is where I had it. I try to explain to him what methadone treatment is really like but he wanted no part of what I had to say and instructed me to sit my ass back down in the car. In the end we had to get someone to get us cause we were both "high" so she wouldn't receive a citation (only positive thing). My question is and again I apologize for being long but wanted to get it all out there do we have any rights or course of action that we can take for being treated the way we were(I wish I could tell you everything he said but would even be longer)? He called her a terrible mother and that he still might report her to CPS. I know this cop had no knowledge of what this kind of treatment is about when he asked her how much she was taking and said that was way to much and that the MOST you are able to take us 5mg a day. My fiancé was in tears of all that transpired and today we are worried about CPS now. It's s shame to treat people who have worked so hard to get where we are today by doing whats right and get talked to like we were months before our recovery began. Texas has NO law about driving on methadone any help or suggestions that we should do to address this issue would be greatly appreciated.