... was also drinking alcohol don"t know if doc knew this .Her dad,my son , and her mom are not together and we are not kept in the loop about whats going on. She had several run ins with police -mip, etc. and was put in a detox place for 6 weeks. we just saw her last week-very hyper and impulsive, dark circles around eyes. Her dad has used drugs in past and he knew she was using. he got her to admit she was taking Klonopin, probably what was left of her prescrip. We are so worried,now what?
To be perfectly honest I doubt that it is the Klonopin making her hyper, impulsive and dark circles under her eyes. It has more of a sedating effect. Is she still in some kind of counseling for addiction since being in detox? Is your granddaughter an adult?
Seems to me that this situation needs to be addressed by the parents. Whomever she is living with needs to confront her about her use of drugs. Until that is done there is little you can do unless she would happen to confide in you. She sounds like she has some serious issues and is using drugs to cope. She needs to be in ongoing counseling to address these issues and the abuse of drugs and alcohol.
Your only avenue is to talk to your son and encourage him to take a more active role in his relationship with his daughter so to be more aware of her behavior and habits. If she is an adult, then she needs to not be enabled and needs to suffer the consequences of her behavior. If detox wasn't enough to get her to stop the abuse then maybe a rehab facility is the option.
I recommend that you google "loved ones of the addicted" and read some of the articles. It will give you some insight into the world of the addict and the best way to manage.
Hi, i completely agree with Laurie, i just wanted to add a couple of things. Do you know how much of the klonopin she is taking, and if she is still getting it on prescription (rather than illegally)? Also, do you know how much she is drinking, i'm trying to figure out which is the main problem between the alcohol and the klonopin? This could be jumping the gun, but it sounds as though she is experiencing bipolar symptoms. With bipolar it is quite common for sufferers to misuse alcohol and sometimes drugs, prescription or otherwise. She NEEDS to see a dr or psychiatrist, but you can't force her if she isn't willing. Maybe she just needs some support? I have no idea what may have lead her to this lifestyle though. I wish i could do more to help. Maybe she could join this website herself and see if she gets any positive feelings from the people here? I wish you all luck
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