Drug addiction how to help

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Avatar n tn i have been addicted to opiats and vicoden fore a year now i want to get off but i remembered what it whas like the last time i stoped it was terrible the withdrawls i went through is there something i can do to help with the withdrawls i heard soboxene work very well is that the path i should take.
1602212 tn?1327597618 t know about your area, but the ones in my area are located in alot of the AA buildings. It would help you out to be educated on addiction, and others will be able to offer advice from experience. I can't speak from your point of view, but I hurt many people and never realized it until I became sober. Our minds our so clouded up during use that we don't realize how negatively we affect others. I've been sober close to a year, and I'm still trying to correct all my past mistakes.
Avatar m tn To address the physical and psychological symptoms as well as the issue of addiction itself, it may help if you can enter a drug treatment facility, talk to a recovery coach and go through the behavioral therapy. there are also medication that will be administered to address your health concerns.
Avatar f tn Sign into the hospital or drug rehab they will help it's gonna be hard but don't think about ur self think about that blessing God has given u if this baby can't make u stop then maybe nothing can get help before you hurt your baby I have had friends addicted to drugs I'm an ex drug addict 4 1/2 yrs clean u can do it I will be praying for you and hope u make the right choice God bless you
Avatar m tn Right now, I believe that I need to take these medications to get through the pain day to day, but I am trying to learn how to take only what I really, really need. Why are you taking these anyway? How long have you been taking that many for? Let's take it day by day, moment by moment, and pray. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Avatar n tn It was given out like aspirin. It is very unfortunate that it became a schedule one drug, with the drug enforcement administration tracking down phjysicians who prescribe it. Valium does degrade situational awareness as well as intellectual acuity, and may interfere with driving safety, although that is more of a problem for the first time user. I have used it (prescribed by a physician) rarely, when under extreme stress, and then only for a day or two, and never became addicted.
Avatar m tn ca/drug-addiction/ ) but I don’t know how to convince my father for the recovery program. I really wanted my old father who used to had fun with us.
Avatar m tn Addiction is categorzied by maladaptive behavior that is typically out of character for the person, including doing things that are harmful, without any regard for the consequences, in order to get the drug. Addiction includes mental cravings for the meds, where dependency is almost always just physical in nature. It's important for you to determine which category you would fit into, if indeed this is even a concern for you.
Avatar m tn My girlfriend for the past 2/3 months is continually snorting and touching her nose, and she says it's allergy. she refuses to take medications or visit a doctor. she also often gets serious pains on her chest. she used to sleep very little 4/5 hours, but now she sleeps a lot. 10/11 hours.
Avatar m tn The difference between help for dependency and help for addiction is that addiction recovery for one is life long...a person who is dependent doesn't usually need any long term follow up after their w/d process is complete. Addicts need aftercare, which can come in the form of private addiction counseling, or AA/NA, those kinds of things. A person who is dependent will walk away after being detoxed, not really thinking about the med anymore.
Avatar m tn I did alot of embarsing things as well I would mumble when I would talk like if I was drunk I belive this drug gives that effect. I always wanted to get off when I was on but to hard to stop. then one day I woke up and said no more, you have to have will power and that is what it took for me. and one loving husband.
1643958 tn?1301004655 m basically asking if this is a definite drug addiction, even though she is prescribed the pills each month? And also how to get through to her that she needs help?
Avatar f tn I'm sorry, but you absolutely have to be out of your mind to play doctor on your friend with Haldol. The fact that she's on Zyprexa shows that she's been diagnosed as having schizophrenia. That's a diagnosis left to a psychiatrist, not "friends". You can't help someone who doesn't want to be helped. Dosing her with Haldol will only lead you to jail. If she becomes violent or you fear for her life, call 911. And, by the way, in most states...
Avatar f tn s going to do you much good for drug addiction? Would you be willing to tell us what your addicted to and how much....maybe we can start there?
Avatar m tn And somehow i dont want to live with this addiction any more, it would be better to die rather to live with that addiction. I really feel guilty, its like firstly u do all those **** things which i knw was not right and would trouble me physically and mentally..... I want to concentrate towards my higher studies but this addiction had totally ruined my life.....i want to get rid of it at ne cost....
Avatar m tn No matter what drug you try to not drink or drug you will become addicted to. Get medical help off the drug and AA to deal with why you use/abuse. There is hope if you want it.
Avatar n tn How to handle a serious step back into drug addiction by a loved one. What should be done when you know any mention of it will push them even deeper into it??
Avatar n tn Lately I think that she has been watching the Intervention show to see how not to get caught. I love her very much and want to help her. I feel that her pain is my fault. I don't know how to help. It's tearing me apart, and our son is suffering because his mommy isn't around. She sleeps all day, and goes out when she is awake. She never answers my phone calls, she ignores my text messages. We are running out of money somehow.... HELP?
Avatar n tn It sounds like he is doctor hopping to get meds, not a good thing. With what's he's doing there is a risk of over medicating and addiction. Do any of the doctors know about each other? Do you have your own family doctor? I would bring it up with your's because I wouldn't know how to go about dealing with this or making a judgement regarding addiction.
Avatar f tn How does anyone get over any abuse of their love and trust? Great question to ask here. I was abused by my father and first husband. Both have passed on from this life. At 50 plus years of age I can say this. These men were lovable in their own way, but there was something that had nothing to do with me, that was broken in their lives, in their abilities to relate to others. They had no ability in love because they both lacked empathy.
Avatar f tn I need help on how to stop doing them then more help on how to manage the pain with Fibromyalgia with out using oxycodone and dilaudid. I have health issues at this time that prevent me from using Nsaids and Im tired of using that excuse to keep using, but its the truth.
1076404 tn?1259197655 This is how you beat the drug addiction. You mostly all know me, you can look up my struggle with pain med addiction on the forums. I am feeling better than ever before, and I would love to tell you how. Withdrawals are the reason we can't quit... well here's a way to get threw it. **The List** Depression Restless Leg Syndrom (insomnia) Body Ache Abdominal pain Anxiety **The help** Depression, this is one of the worst symptoms.
Avatar f tn I'm sure the chances of there being many other similar scenarios are very close to none, but I am quite desperate to hear REAL life stories from REAL women and not just some article written years from now. here's my predicament... I'm 21 and undergoing my first pregnancy with the most amazing man/father I could have ever asked for. But sadly I have also been battling a heroin addiction since I was 18 which lead to an addiction to Meth for the past year as well...