She came from a meeting and told me that the counsler told her that after a certain amount of time that she would show signs as though she was back on them even though she is not can you tell me if this is true?
My daughter went threw rehab from opiates and she has been clean 5 months?
Added 6 Feb 2011:
its not me it is my daughter that is what they are suppose to be telling her that is what she told me. I just am wondering if she is back sliding. I want to try to help her if so.
That sounds ridiculous!! What kind of counsler would would say something that discouraging? I think I would talk to a supervisor. In recovery you do have to keep moving foward, or risk getting caught up in negative self talk. Most programs encourage living in the moment ( one day at a time) and have a back-up plan if you start feeling weak. Please encourage your daughter, tell her how good she's doing and how proud you are of her. I am 16 months sober and still have some really weak moments. Thats when I go to a meeting, speak to a counsler, or your sponser. You jump right back up and live another sober day! God Bless..Sweetpea.
I, a personal former pain killer opiate abuser, have never in my life heard a such. I am 95% sure that is the most far fetched thing I've heard about this horrible drug. Get 2nd, 3rd, & 4th opinions if needed. Good luck to u and your daughter. I know what a hard process this can be for u and your daughter. I think my mom hurt for me as bad as I did. Good things will come. I wish u and your family the best. ANNA
I am sorry to be so cynical, but as an addict - I think your daughter is creating space in her world to have a relapse. I seriously doubt anyone saying something so farcical has any credibility at all. I don't think you should ask us, neccessarily, but take it to the counselor. I am sure he will deny it, and know (if he is at all worth his salt) how to get your daughter back on track.
I do not want to burst your bubble, but most addicts/alcoholics are not the most trustworthy people.
Hi barbara, First, my daughter is a sponsor for a few N/A members and speaks at many meetings. The main thing is NOT to jump to conclusions, get the facts! Speak personally with your daughter's counselor for clarification. Only then will you know what the facts are. Until then, it's only speculation as to your daughters intentions on why she would say this. It may be something she took out of context or didn't fully understand herself. Let your daughter know you intend on being fully involved in her treatment and care. If your daughter is setting a path for herself to use again, the signs will be there. Get the facts first. Ask the counselor what was meant by this statement and signs to watch out for. They are the pro's. Let us know how it turns out. I will keep you both in my prayers.
I agree with Christine. Although it sounds far fetched, it may be the result of multiple filters of communication (think the telephone children's game). Perhaps she was referring to PAWS or something was lost in communication. It is very important to communicate openly and honestly in times like these. Best of luck to you and her.
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