hey again:-) im still working on my project dealing with drugs and i've got just a few more questions... each question is out of 10 marks so like i need to have 10 answers for each question (my teacher iz realy mad lol) so how do your'll feel after completeing treatment? reasons for not using drugs anymore? the effect of the drug had abuse on family members and friends? and the effects of drug abuse on your job and lifestyle? i would also like to know from the following drugs what are the effects? the drugs are:1) Depressants (Barbiturates) 2) Narcotics(Morphine) 3)hallucinogens(LSD)... thankz!!! MWAAHHH
Hi shimz, I took OxyContin (prescribed) for almost ten years. I started out at 20 mgs, and by the time I flushed them down the toilet I was taking 160mgs. Oxy is an opiate pain medication.
The reason I flushed them is this; I became a zombie on that stuff! I can't remember the last five years of my life. I have a husband and a daughter, and I missed many many activities with my family. I missed horse shows with my daughter, I didn't go out with my husband, and I missed several Christmases! My life had become a joke. I used to "nod out", which is what heroin addicts do. I thought I was fine for a while, at first the medication helped me. I took it for fibromyalgia and chronic pain issues. But, Oxy took the ME away... hope you understand that.
The withdrawal was hell... puking, shaking, muscle cramps, panic attacks, runny nose, coughing, depression, couldn't eat for about ten days, major diarrhea (eeewwww) restless legs, terrible nightmares, insomnia (didn't sleep for over 72 hours) and itching skin.
I have my life back now. I am still in pain, but I am AWAKE, ALERT, PRESENT, and that my friend is a wonderful thing.
My daughter gave me a Mothers day card this year that said "welcome back Mom, I missed you"... I cried when I read that.
I never abused this drug, but I still became addicted to it and had to go through the horrible withdrawal.
Good luck with your project,
Yes, I remember answering your question before. Hoped you get an A+. If I were you, I would look up a local chapter of N/A and attend one of the meetings. They would love nothing more than to talk with you about the different experiences in their lives. My daughter is in N/A and they love when new people/members ask questions. You'll be amazed at the variety of answers, experiences, problems with families, jobs, jail, etc. Just the differences in the addictions are something else. Everything from H to Meth to Benzo's, you name it, someone has a story. Just a suggestion. But it sure will show your teacher you went far beyond a chat on the net to do your research. I think this is a great place for information but nothing beats face to face communication for information. Then after your "interview" with N/A, come back and print out the questions and answers you got here. You would be a shoe in for an A+
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