This isn't really a question, I just need support. My mother has been taking Vicodin for 5 years and has been secretly addicted to Vicodin for the past 3 years. By secretly I mean only my father and mother's doctor knew. She is in a rehab facility 7 hours away and it's heartbreaking. I never imagined that this would happen to my family. If you're someone who is addicted or knows someone who is, talk to me. I need to know someone else out there is going through what my family is going through
I was addicted to Soma for five or more years taking up to and over 20 pills a day. I hid it as well as i could until i started not being able to function. It started messing up my new marriage who had no idea i was an addict. I would wake up in the middle of the night leave the house naked and drive around town. I got a DUI for driving while on some, and i never drink alcohol my BA was 0.0. That was a wake up call for me it was lose my husband, my children, my family's respect. and who knows what else. I checked into inpatient rehab for a month and they really helped me they filled my day with classes, relaxation techniques, exercise, quality meals, counseling one on one and in group, made a lot of friends who were able to relate and they were easy to talk to because you didn't have to explain why you were an addict just that you were trying to get better.
The best thing you could do for your mom right now is be there for her, listen to her, don't judge her, she took the first step and went to rehab, that is very brave. just love her and let her know you are behind her 100%. sometimes these rehabs have family counseling days and those are good to go because there is a counselor that will help you get some questions out without being confrontational. I sure hope this helped you if it did will you check yes this answer was helpful.
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I feel for you, this can be a scarey and disconcerting event. But just remember it is going to get better. Your mom will need support when she returns and on going counseling possibly. I recommend the program Narcotics Anonymous and the sister program Nar Anon for loved ones of the addicted or recovering. They will teach you about how to be supportive and not enable your mom. She will learn many useful tools while in the rehab and will hopefully want to share them with you. Be as open as possible and again investigate Nar Anon. You can google Nar Anon and read about this program and find meetings near your home.
We are here for you when you need to talk, just post or private message one of us if you prefer. There are alot of people here who have or are going through what you have been through. I can promise you this feels heartbreaking right now, but eventually will be something to celebrate as your mom learns a new way of life free from the vicodin. It truly is a reason to be thankful. I have been clean from drugs of several kinds now for over 15 years and can honestly say that I celebrate and thank God everyday for my clean life free from the addictions. You eventually will be in a position of helping others though this difficult time.
My Mother was addicted to Vicoden from when I was a teenager until her death. How I knew it was an addiction instead of pain management, was she would doctor shop, various sources for 3 bottles of meds. Also she would take more than prescribed. The thing is, she kept all this hidden from the whole family, but we knew. It was a painful thing to watch when you aren't allowed to say anything about it. If one of us tried to mention addiction, she would leave the room ect.
I really wish I had what you have, a Mom in rehab facility. Are you all opening up to the addiction? Or still a raw topic? She may learn the tools when she's out, to verbalize with you what happened, so you can love and support her.
But please PM me anytime!!! I mean that. I also struggle with addiction of all sorts and part of my sobriety is to be open to others so I can help. So any thing else, please write ;me, Cathleen186
My mother was addicted to vicodin for some years and she was a medical assistant, some how she upgraded from vicodin to dilaudid which is also a narcotic but it is injected into the muscle, she got heavy on that and almost died, had it not been for my dad checking on her in the bathroom... she would not be here today, however we could not afford to send her to a rehab but she did get counceling and we managed all of her medications and really paid attention to her... she lost her job (she stole the dilaudid from work) and about lost her life but now she is better and healthy and will never do anything like that again, hopefully you can be strong not only for you but for your mom as well, right now she just needs some support, ill be the first to admit that it is hard to support someone that you just lost all faith and trust in but you will be thankful in the end.
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