My girlfriend of 17 years has been abusing prescription drugs. I have been trying to get her to stop, but she just lies about it. and cannot take it anymore. Is there anything I can do? I moved out but couldn't take being away from kids. Tried all I can think of. Can someone please help me. She is on roxicodone, xanax, and other antidepressants. She is at risk of losing job, sex life is gone, can't go anywhere she is always nodding out. Don't know what to do.
I'm very sorry to hear of your situation,i understand how frustrating it must be on you and i know just by reading your post that you love your girlfriend dearly and it is so hard especially when there are kids involved,but i'm afraid to say unless your girlfriend is in the first place willing to accept she has a problem with these meds and secondly she has to WANT help in getting off them!
You say she is on anti depressants,does she suffer from depression/anxiety?If so,then she very well might need to be on those,but as far as the xanax and roxy's are concerned,if she is abusing them then she needs help in tapering off those particular meds as if she stops cold turkey,it can be very dangerous,so she would need a taper plan from her doc,along with therapy!
But as i said already and i dont mean to sound harsh,but she really needs to want to get help,otherwise it is a waste of time on both of you!
I know it is very distressing,have you gone to any councelling for partners/loved ones?That would be a good place to learn how to deal with the situation better!
There will be more of the guys who can answer you better than i did and i'm sorry i could'nt have being of more help,but i just wanted to reasure you that you are not alone in this and there is help out there!!
Best of luck and if you hear nothing from the other members,i will alert them!
Take care and stay strong!!
Sully I'm gonna give you the same advise as I would a women first of all are they your chidren? You need to give her an intervention. Have your family and griends get together and tell her the affects of her drug abuse on your family and friends. Tell her rehab or you. If she chooses the pills instead if thsy are your children take them file for custody. Be touch be supportive don't let her ruin the live of those kids or yours.
You got some very good advise from these two ladies the only thing I would add,and I am sorry to say this but for some people with addictions they will not stop until they hit bottom .not your time-their time... it is very painful for all who love this person and the children are no longer safe.try an intervention,but I just want you to be prepared that that approach is not always successful.Being one of the most stubborn people alive for me that would not have helped.you have to take care of you now and protect those children.
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