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  • Kent
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Let's hope this young woman makes a speedy recovery and gets her life back together. This sounds like a horrible experience.

  • Fred
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    I am perscribed Oxy for pain control from an accident. I know that with out it my pain is such that I could not work. My doctor and I tryed alternatives none were/are as effective as oxy. It is unfortunate that others seem to want to abuse this drug it gets a bad name from them. For those who abuse this drug I think if it was not avalible they would fine some ting else to use. Now as a result of the abuse there are steps to limit the use and abuse. Given a choice I would not take it but for me considering the alterative I am glad its here.

  • M
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    Good for you, for doing everything possible to help your daughter. While you may not have been able to get her into a program, knowing people love you despite your problem, and having a support system in place when you do fall of the wagon, really does do wonders.

  • been there and back again
    July 02, 2010 - 13:23

    I have been through the same thing. well not me being the attic my boyfriend. and I feel your pain all it takes is just one time and thats it we were a young couple just about to have a baby nearly 6 years ago. we have been to hell and back and just now 6 years later finely getting his life back on track. yes methadone is a good thing but only if taken right and your doctor keeps on top of you.That is something you should make sure of. there are a lot of people out there abusing the system and still using while on methadone because they can get away with it because some doctors don't demand proper urine test and drug testing.

  • John
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    Two websites on the www that I found helpful for understanding this awful drug were:
    http://www.dpeg.org/treatment/methadone_withdrawal.htm

    and

    http://www.drugs.com/forum/featured-conditions/thomas-recipe-opiate-withdrawal-35169.html

    There are many more, but these offer great perspectives from both a doctor and an addict on how to care for this addiction.

    It is very important for addicts and especially their caring relatives to educate themselves as much as possible about all information, ideas, and effects related to drug side effects and work closely with doctors to establish a method of care for the addict.

  • Dave
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    The island is full of stories such as these.My own is that I have a sister in law who is an addict,her story the same as most,nice home good upbringing,a little spoiled by getting what she wanted.First sign was at around ten or eleven yrs old,got high on Gravol,next incident Gasoline,then marijuania,then LSD,moving on to cocaine then crack then prescription drugs,ritalin(hillbillie herion)and the rest.She has done the recovery centre a couple of times,humberwood once and countless support groups.The biggest problem we find is the lies,her life is one big lie,if her lips are moving she is lying.We all love her and are very concerned for her,we have reached the end of our ropes with our support as she is now in her mid thirties.We are resolved to the fact that at this time in her life we assume that the only cure for her will be her actual demise and we do not want to see that however we are prepared for it.Nothing means more to them then their next score.The only representation of love in their eyes is their drug fueled addiction,nothing else matters,not their partners,not their children or their significant loved ones such as family.Good luck with that family from CBN,I do hope that you have more luck than we have had.

  • Kent
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    Let's hope this young woman makes a speedy recovery and gets her life back together. This sounds like a horrible experience.

  • Fred
    July 01, 2010 - 20:24

    I am perscribed Oxy for pain control from an accident. I know that with out it my pain is such that I could not work. My doctor and I tryed alternatives none were/are as effective as oxy. It is unfortunate that others seem to want to abuse this drug it gets a bad name from them. For those who abuse this drug I think if it was not avalible they would fine some ting else to use. Now as a result of the abuse there are steps to limit the use and abuse. Given a choice I would not take it but for me considering the alterative I am glad its here.

  • M
    July 01, 2010 - 20:14

    Good for you, for doing everything possible to help your daughter. While you may not have been able to get her into a program, knowing people love you despite your problem, and having a support system in place when you do fall of the wagon, really does do wonders.

  • been there and back again
    July 01, 2010 - 20:09

    I have been through the same thing. well not me being the attic my boyfriend. and I feel your pain all it takes is just one time and thats it we were a young couple just about to have a baby nearly 6 years ago. we have been to hell and back and just now 6 years later finely getting his life back on track. yes methadone is a good thing but only if taken right and your doctor keeps on top of you.That is something you should make sure of. there are a lot of people out there abusing the system and still using while on methadone because they can get away with it because some doctors don't demand proper urine test and drug testing.

  • John
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    Two websites on the www that I found helpful for understanding this awful drug were:
    http://www.dpeg.org/treatment/methadone_withdrawal.htm

    and

    http://www.drugs.com/forum/featured-conditions/thomas-recipe-opiate-withdrawal-35169.html

    There are many more, but these offer great perspectives from both a doctor and an addict on how to care for this addiction.

    It is very important for addicts and especially their caring relatives to educate themselves as much as possible about all information, ideas, and effects related to drug side effects and work closely with doctors to establish a method of care for the addict.

  • Dave
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    The island is full of stories such as these.My own is that I have a sister in law who is an addict,her story the same as most,nice home good upbringing,a little spoiled by getting what she wanted.First sign was at around ten or eleven yrs old,got high on Gravol,next incident Gasoline,then marijuania,then LSD,moving on to cocaine then crack then prescription drugs,ritalin(hillbillie herion)and the rest.She has done the recovery centre a couple of times,humberwood once and countless support groups.The biggest problem we find is the lies,her life is one big lie,if her lips are moving she is lying.We all love her and are very concerned for her,we have reached the end of our ropes with our support as she is now in her mid thirties.We are resolved to the fact that at this time in her life we assume that the only cure for her will be her actual demise and we do not want to see that however we are prepared for it.Nothing means more to them then their next score.The only representation of love in their eyes is their drug fueled addiction,nothing else matters,not their partners,not their children or their significant loved ones such as family.Good luck with that family from CBN,I do hope that you have more luck than we have had.