my fiances pill habit is out of control he got into a car accident and was on percocet 5mgs and 10mgs im pretty sure and he would only take 2 or 3 it has now been almost a year and i have watched him spiral out of control he doesn't just use his prescription anymore he spends anywhere from 1000 to 2,500 a month, he now is up to 10 or more percocet(oxycodone) 15mg and 30mgs a day he just recently started takeing xanax to at least 2 bars(2mgs a piece) he has told me that hes has taken up tp 5 a day.so my first question is whats the best way to taper yourself down if hes only been taking the xanax for a couple weeks?? i know you can mix those in small doses but not the doses he does and im so scared im going to be standing next to his body at a funeral instead of a wedding. .my second question is what should i do about getting him off the percocets to? can we taper him down off those also??we dont have alot of money and he does not have insurance. i need all the information i can get about any thing in this paragraph his addiction is ruining mine, his and our kids lives i have no idea what to do im at the point of is there any hope, should i stay and help or leave. thanks for any kind of info you can give... p.s. i have heard of subutex whats the best way to take it???
First of all your a good woman for sticking with him, most people give up before the battle begins. I am no doctor of any kind I am in nursing school, and have been a heavy opiate addict for three years, I am actually attempting my 7 time at quitting and so far so good. The first thing you have to understand is no matter how bad You want it, He wants it, or you Children want he, its a pyschological step first. He must be ready to quit first, no addict will stay clean unless they are ready to. Unless he is ready you can NOT trust that someone will stay clean, but it does not mean they do not wish to. I was addicted to xanax and opiates of every kind for a long time. For me personally the first thing I had to do was kick the xanax, then work on the opiates. Xanax as I know it ruins many peoples lifes all over the world, and in most European countries you have to be mentally ill almost to get a prescripton.
I would suggest weaning down on the xanax first, every two weeks have another goal (ex. 2 bars a day starting next two weeks 1.5 and so on). After the bars are gone give it about a month (for mentall stability to kick back in. Then start to discuss the opiate issue. Talk to your doctor when you get to that point about maybe getting a week long script to suboxene 8mg. pref. to wean him down SAFELY and mainly pain free till opiate withdrawl has passed ( opiate withdrawl 5-10 days, generally around 7 days). See suboxene or subutex is a completely different drug class that fills the addicted minds need for opiate (i.e. the opiate receptors in the brain). The dilema here is usually in detox they will prescripe valium or colonophin for the depression, and muscle aches. Remember though as long as He is willing to make a change you are the best medicine he has, getting through this is hard, we all make personnal mistakes that affect others, but the will to fix them is what divides the boys and the men. However, a usual opiate addict attends actually rehab treatments 4 times before staying clean. The withdrawls are horrible and painful, a strong mind, soul, and stomach are needed to stay strong through this. As long as your fiance is telling you the truth, isn't harming anyone mentally physically, etc. then help is a very good solution. Addiction isn't a broken ankle, or jammed finger, this is a life long process from here on out. The man does not need to become a saint overnight( as in quit everything sober hoo rahhh!) but needs to practice living life in a normal mindset, gradually. This is what I have found works best for myself, and without the love of my fiance I do not think I would be typing this now. Your question caught my eye and my heart. Stay with him, if its healthy for you and be his crutch IF he decides to get clean. I really do suggest start with the xanax because kicking that completely last could cause some serious post traumatic withdrawl symptoms. I know my spelling has been bad on here I am in a hurry but you deserve a answer. I hope it pans out, love conquers all. -Josh
I defintily say stay,
I myself am trying to fight the same addiction due to surgeries and a cronic disorder.I thank god every day that my family hasnt left me alone,Im not sure what would happen.Ive depended on them to keep me on a path of surbrity or being clean lol cant spell right now.Ive always been an out standing women independent and very drivin.Ive been in sports aswell as team mom for my 15yr old son whom Id move the world for.I also wish Id never realized what oxycodone done for me or how it made me fell.So he needs a women like yourself to stand by him and give him a reason to be clean.Id suggest trying to wean him down slowly that helps with withdraws,Id try to keep him busy with arrends ect.Is suggest stop the xanax as soon as possible thats just an add on to the addiction.If anything maybe to help him sleep during the process but for a short period of time you having only acsess to them.The process sould take a couple of weeks with the will and want to,week one bring him down by atleast 10mg.By week two another 15 to 20mg and so on.Talk to him about having no acsess to money only you like accounts in only your name,maybe see if yall can talk to his employer about you recieving his payroll.I hope my suggestions helped you and maybe we';; keep intouch while him and I do this together. Thank you for listning.Good luck on your WEDDING..
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