... opiate addiction. What can we do to help her with this? We found some old pain pills in her belongings and we threw them out
Our adult daughter recently moved home. Today we learned she is going to methadone clinic daily for?
- 30 Jan 2010 by Lin1973
- 22 Aug 2012
- opiate withdrawal, pain, methadone, addiction
Added 12 Feb 2010:
Update: She has been going to work and doing well. She goes to the clinic at 6:30 AM. They are reducing her dose little by little. I have noticed she is so tired. She comes home from work and sleeps for an hour, gets up and eats dinner, then back to bed. She has a rash and is flushed but doesn't complain. She has stayed away from druggy boyfriend and his friends, hope that's a good start.
encouragement, if you notice a change in her personality (possitive ones are the best to use) complement her on the change. possibly see a therapist your self as well as her see one. learn as much as you can about addiction and make sure she doesnt hang out with friends/places/things which are associated with using. but the most important thing for anyone comming off a narcotic is the social support
hi mom n dad, first let say,if she got on a "clinic"on her own you have raised a woman that even though she has made mistakes,she is willing to correct them without being busted or court stipulated to do so. call her methadone clinic "the clinic"when you talk about it. the fact that she has a job and wakes up early enough to make the clinic before work,is a sign of a responseable person.most young people that are workin and taking care of the mess they got themselves into are lightyears ahead of the rest.be supportive,getting on her in a negative way will surely push her away.when you can,ask if she is getting counseling at the clinic.
does she get along with her counselor?a sign that you can tell if she is staying clean,is that after 3months she should get one takehome.clinics reward there clients after 90 days 180 days by giving takehome doeses.then they follow after that in 3 month intervals.believe me you should be happy and hopeful that she may have a normal life some day... contact me here by add as friend.then we can talk privately my name is subzero58... pete...
Please, I beg you to give her as much LOVE and support that she needs right now. I am not a big fan of tough love, and some take it too far. All people need to be LOVED. I am not saying it is ok to use, or that u should enable her in any way. What I am saying is being loved will make her strong, being put down, shame, guilt, bad stuff, will back fire. She feels bad enough already, trust me, I believe love conquers all!!! Never kick her out or even threaten to, love her and help her love herself and find out what is the root of what is making her use. Many addicts stop using, but many start up again, because I was told an addict needs to go to the core, what are the drugs doing for her? Whatever she thinks they are doing for her, drugs are evil, from Satan himself, from hell and drugs are lies! Get as far away from them as possible, and try to help her fill a void that she may be trying to fill with drugs.
in my opinion, we all need LOVE, LOVE, acceptance, to know we ARE good enough the way we are, positivity, no looking back, only forward. It can only get better from here, ecspecially if she has the love, support and understanding of her family, that is priceless and will take her off drugs, tough love will kill her. I am writing from experience. Best of luck to your adult daughter and to all of you involved. The sad part is, that you can not do it for her, she and only she has to choose not to use. I believe love can help her make the right choice. Tough love hurts people that are already in pain, I am totally against it, and believe it is cruel, kick em when theyre down? No, lend them a helping hand when they are down, to help them get back up, then with your love, they will stay up.
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