You have me worried,
If your daughter is taking Xanax and Loritabs, how many pills is she taking each day and also, what is the strength of the medications do you know, does she appear sedated, sleeping a lot, I hope she isn't driving on these meds.. especially with two little ones. How old are her daughters may I ask, or what is the age of your daughter> Please let us know so someone can maybe guide you in the right direction my dear OK>> Bless You... we wait patiently for your return.,
Ok, i know this is going to be a long post but it MIGHT help you. If your daughter is PRESCRIBED these medications then she has every right to take them as long as she is taking them AS PRESCRIBED. I am not disrespecting you and totally understand the difference between abuse and usage, andi underatnd that you have every right to be suspicious of her actions. I have posted this before, but i think it may help here, i wrote this a bit ago to distinguish the difference between two very different states of mind:
"Dependency" is a normal physiological ADAPTATION to repeated dosing of a medication. An opioid-dependent patient with chronic pain has improved function with their use of the drug. It is the use of a drug for medicinal purposes that can cause an eventual physical need for that drug. Physical dependence is solely a physical state, indicating that the body has grown so adapted to having the drug present that sudden removal of it will lead to negative consequences such as a withdrawal reaction.
"Addiction" is a COMPULSIVE behavior that demands more and more of a drug, regardless of the consequences that lead to dysfunction. It is the EMOTIONAL need for a drug. A person who is addicted to opioids has a disease that undermines optimal function and drives one to compulsively use a drug, despite the negative consequences.
dependence is not necessarily indicative of addiction or drug abuse.
I dont know exactly what the story is. Please keep us posted ok?!
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