First off, I do not do drugs and can't say I know alot about them. . . When I met him he had been taking Oxys for atleast two years. I'd say about 6-8 30 MG's a day. He said he was in a bad car accident and was prescribed them and eventually started taking more and more. A month after of being together I helped him ween down, took off work for 3 weeks and stayed with him to get him off of these things.He had pills hidden everywhere ( in his t shirts, cabinets, pants, in papers ) He got off them finally... I know this because I was drug testing him... About 2 weeks after being clean he fell down some stairs and sprained his ankle and started taking percocets ( atleast thats what he told me ).Now, He tells me hes sober, not taking anything, makes promises to me, breaks them of course and I don't know what to do. Hell tell me he took something but will never do it again and this happens over and over and over... Blames it on his stress. Im 21, never been engaged before... Don't know how I should react towards him. I get realllly angry with him but I don't know any other way to be. My mom has been a drug addict since I was in diapers, I took care of her and don't know if i wan't this in my life again. Im so confused and depressed all the time, this just consumes me constantly now. DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO :-(
Sweet heart your finance has a addiction and a very hard one to recover from. The oxy's and percocet are not only physically addicting but mental as well. It's almost imposable to stop using theses pain killers without medical treatment. The withdraws are so bad many people would rather die than withdraw. Coming from a family of addict's and have had my own battle with pain killers, the only one who can truly help him is himself. Chances are he will continue to hide them, lie about it and break promises. Please understand he does not do this to hurt you or because he does not love you, the addiction to the pills has more control of him then he has of himself. These drug's are tricky and it's to easy to become Dependant on them. they trick your brain into thinking your not able to function without them. And as they wear off your body hurts more then it did to begin with and the withdraws make you physically sick and your brain just keep's begging for more. I think of it as more of a disease then a addiction. If you are to your breaking point you need to tell him were you stand. There is hope but he has to want it and even then it's still hard. I tried many time's to get off pain killers for many reason's and failed I didn't care of my consoqunces because they weren't as bad as not having my meds in reality they were so much worse. It finally took me being sick of being sick from the pills to decide myself I had enough, and I managed to quit cold turkey it has only been 5 months and I still think about how I would feel better if I had my med's. I can't tell you what you should do I can only say follow your heart. I just wanted you to know how hard it was and still is for me and to try to help you understand a little more how it is on the other side. I wish you both the best of luck and I'm here if you ever want to talk.
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