But, because of his past history of weed and alcohol use
, his docs have a hard time treating him. His anxiety and
agitation levels go through the roof, but his docs won't prescribe any PRN medications like Xanax or Ativan because they're afraid they'll abuse it. And, they haven't been wrong about that one; he has done so in the past.
Although, I can empathize with you, it's very tough to deal with BP disorder and when folks are hurting, they'll turn to things that will give them relief.