He slams it around 160-240mg's a day im glad they final came out with the a**hole proof pill what can i do to get him help
Hi animal. Unfortunately, even with the 'asshole proof' version (OP) people who want to abuse will always find a way. If he's determined to get this kind of high, he'll simply switch to another opiate. You can start by looking up the statistics on accidental over doses and print it out, give it to him, and say, 'I know you think you know what you+e doing and how much you can handle, but so did these people.' You can't force him to get help but you can get help for yourself. Try an N/A meeting. They can steer you in the right direction on how best to help your friend. But unless he's ready there's not much you can do except tell him to get some help..I'll be there with you and help you through this. But you have really got to want it! There's groups and forums you can join that help family and friends deal with the addict they love. Try looking up any local support groups and at least give them a call. Your a good friend.
But you need to protect yourself too from the lies and disappointment that comes with the territory. my very best wishes, chris
hi animal,unfortunately most addicts will not stop using unless their at absolute bottom.your friend must be spending large amounts of cash that will eventually run out.or they find themselves on the wrong side of the law.that is when they will be ready to stop.and not until.i know that must be killing you.can you get them on a methadone or suboxone clinic ? that may be the only way to get someone to stop.add some of the people who respond to your question as a friend then we can try to come up with a game plan for you to follow. ill get back to you in 2 hours.sorry i must meet someone now.
I see you posted this about a month ago but somehow I just got it.
What is your friends current situation? A methadone treatment program will solve all his problems and yours. It will also save his life and his money. So what if you have to go there every day. I drive almost an hour each way. I have to pay $100 a week cause they only take medicaid, but that's cheap compared to street prices.
How can he afford a habit like that, it doesn't sound possible for the average person. Anyway when you get into a clinic you really feel secure knowing your fix will always be there waiting for you. I don't mean to glamourize it but once you get stabilized on a good dose, you won't have a care in the world of getting your daily drugs.
I hope by this time your friend is in a clinic and not dead, as that's not said lightly. A few weeks ago my niece's boyfriend overdosed on the new oxy formulation. He took a few extra because they didn't work as fast as what he was used to, never did get his "high", went to bed and never woke up, 18 years old.
Please respond with your friends current situation so we can help.
Quite often the people who are friends or loved ones of addicts are not recognized as needing care and support for themselves. They are to consumed in helping the other one. People like you suffer tremendously feeling helpless. Stay on here with us for support, you need it. Being involved with an addict will totally drain you.One of my ex-husbands came back into my life in the beginning of my dilemma and he has been a saint too put up with what I am putting him through.
Remember you come first. You must not neglect your needs or wants. If you do, you will become useless to everyone. Sable
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