He has a history of additction and multiple head injuries. How can i help him get off of this medications?
It's hard to say. It depends on the person and how much they weigh and how they process narcotics (It's probably a moderate-high does if he's been on it for a while.) If he's prescribed Morphine legally I would go to his doctor and talk to him about his addiction. He will give your father a lower dose to prevent withdrawal. I would talk to your father and see if he thinks he's addicted. People say you have to hit rock bottom.. That's not true. I never hit rock bottom. I was ordered by court to do UA's weekly. You could get law enforcement involved somehow if he doesn't want to go to rehab. If he's getting the Morphine from the streets that's illegal obviously and you could use that to your advantage. Once an inmate goes to jail, they're usually ordered to attend a rehab and do weekly Urinalysis and or breathalyzer tests and are usually sent home on OR (own recognizance.) Since he's addicted to opiates he can be transferred to a drug called Suboxone which is for addiction and rarely prescribe for pain management. Suboxone will prevent him from having withdrawals from the morphine. If he's willing and knows he's addicted I would tell him about AA meetings and NA meetings. He will most likely not want to do either. In my case I was forced to stop using my preferred drug do to the court system which was a pain at first but saved my life and now I'm free of the drug I was addicted to. I would also check other websites that deal with addiction such as heretohelpprogram.com which can give you tool and is associated with Suboxone. I hope this helps. If you need more information feel free to add me as a friend and send me a private message as I would be more than happy to help you out. Good Luck.. Happy Holidays!
What form of morphine is your dad taking I take avinza 120mg but beofre that I was on 90mg. But I also take morphine 15mg every 4 to 6 hours for breakthrough pain I am 5'4" weigh 126lbs and I am fine with that It all depends on how much he is drinking and is the morphine he is taking prescribed for him. If he is having a drink for the holidays and really watchin himself and not driving it might be okay although it says no drinking at all with the medication and it is Aa warning worth abiding by but if Dad is abusing the two you need to speak with him or another adult that he would listen to. You know what he would say to you right. He would probably tell you he knows what he is doing. Pride can rear it;s ugly head in situations like this. I m very proud of you to recognize that your Dad's behavior seems to be reckless. Hope this Helps Good Luck and God Bless.
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