Hello, my ex has a back disability (10 years) has a Dilaudid pump implanted in him that is refilled. He's also an alcoholic that started drinking again last June 2014. Someone called the place where he gets his pump filled and told them about the drinking. They made him sign a contract that he would not drink or no more pain meds. He is livid. He is blaming my 20 year old daughter for calling, but now thinks its me. He's so mad that my daughter is defending me that he moved from the lower half of the duplex my daughter and he share during the summer to the upper half and refuses to talk to her. My daughter is afraid of what he will do. I can't imagine him picking drinking over a relationship with his daughter and the pain meds he needs. He's extremely verbally and emotionally abusive to my daughter especially when drinking, so hopefully if he's not drinking it will get better. Do you think it was a good idea for this person to call? How can I help my daughter? Moving out isn't an option as she has 2 dogs to take care of (he won't). Thank you.
Whoever called probably saved his life! Drinking and a dilaudid pump do not mix and are a lethal combination! Is he sure someone called? They often do urine drug screens and they may have picked up metabolites from the alcohol in his screen. If he is this upset, it is a big indicator that he has problems with alcohol and many alcoholics will pick drinking over their families. The only thing you can do is stand by your daughter. Hopefully at some point he will come to understand that whoever pointed out his drinking along with heavy opioid meds like Dilaudid did save his life and he will come to realize they did him a great service. If he doesnt come to realize this and he becomes abusive then you should call the police. Is there anyone that he looks up to and respects who may be able to talk to him about AA? It is going to come down to picking either his medication or his alcohol-he cant have both if he wants to live.
- Dilaudid Information for Consumers
- Dilaudid Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Dilaudid (detailed)
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