My husband is out of control with pain pills. He travels and has doctors in so many states! He takes 10 loratabs or percs at a time. Goes threw 60 pills in 24 hours. I just had surgery and he left me 11 pain pills and took the rest! To top it off he is on suboxine too so when he can not get a script he goes back on suboxine. Now he is buying oxys ( illegal) and he is overweight, takes pills and sits in front of the TV for hours. He eats like shit. Tons of carbs sweets(he hides them) red bull and diet coke. Oh he also takes phetermine too! I have 3 more surgeries and no way can I have them when he is home... but I am affraid he is going to die with all this toxic crap he puts in him. Should I report him for all the doctors we already tried rehab, and if I say anything he turns it all on me... please help.
Well i recently got off xanax i detoxed myself at home i have 3 step kids one who lives with us iam still suffering.Do, you love him honestly?How did detox not work? he sounds like he out of control i would report him you can private and not tell who you are he needs help and fast before its to late you need tell him that better you someone he loves than stranger be careful though aDDICTS have 100 excuses y they should not and a temper i would threaten to leave that will make up his mind good luck get out of that mess as soon as possible.
wow. Your husband is literally a ticking time bomb. The question is, do you want to be around when it goes off? Rehab? Let me guess, less than 30 days? I'm not sure HOW this is done, but you need to have him placed. He needs intensive detox and counseling. A good friend of mine here said she had someone she loves dearly "Baker Acted." I'm assuming that's a way of having someone (against their will) taken in to custody for their own protection. The last thing you really want is your husband to be arrested and have a bad rap. What he is doing is most definitely illegal, but as with most addicts, you do what you have to. It's all about getting the drugs. Right now, I'm more concerned about YOU.
Can you handle your husband being taken against his will if you knew it would save his life? Can you handle him cursing and swearing at you, blaming you for everything while he's in custody? If you answered yes, then please do this for your own well being and to save your husband from self destructing. Personally, I wouldn't call the police and report him. That's just me. He needs help, not jail. I'm hoping you have a good relationship with your own doctor. That's where I would start. Let him/her know EVERYTHING that's going on. They will know what steps to take to initiate the process. They can put you in touch with a psychiatrist who has authority to intervene and have your husband taken in to protective custody. Get all your ducks lined up in a row ahead of time. Insurance info, find a place for long term therapy, get the papers needed to have him placed, I would even print out this page and show it to your doctor. Your husband is killing himself, slowly. It's just a matter of time before he starts having seizures. Another avenue you could take is calling the paramedics. When you take handfuls of pills at once, it is an emergency. Be sure to tell them he won't go voluntarily, so please have police presence. As I read what I have typed so far, it sounds so harsh, cold hearted. How are you going to handle this? Will you have the support of family, friends? You will need a big shoulder to lean on, I hope you have loved ones who will help you deal with this. What would happen if you let your husband read this? Would he be angry? Would it shock him enough to do something about his addiction? I obviously don't know you or your husband. Only you know in your heart what needs to be done. I can only offer suggestions, and I am a good listener. My thoughts and prayers are with you!
Rayanne, Listen to ChrineATU, She knows alot. Depending on what state you live in they can even "baker act" him for a few more days. It is supposed to be no less than 72 hours, but I know someone who had a brother they let go in about 9 hours. The brother went home and killed himself. Do not get scared, he may not be suicidal at all but he is most definitley depressed! Do not waste a minute just call 911, tell them that he just ate a bunch of pills, Provide the bottles (for the EMT's) even if they are empty if they say they won't take him just tell them he said he doesn't care anymore. You will know where he is, and that he is safe. Will he get his drugs? More than likely ONLY any life saving meds. he is on. Do not take his phone calls. They will do right by him. Bless you Fall Queen
Now they know when people are doctor shopping in many states.. when he goes to have it filled at the pharmacy it will show if he has had any other narcotics filled within 30 days.. It goes by your name, dob.. several was busted here in fla. plus every charge equals one felony..
About 3 yrs ago I was taking alot of pain meds and because yr body gets tolerant to that dose, u just need more and more and eventually people try a lot harsher drugs. Sounds like ur husband def needs help & fast. I would try calling a hot line and asking them what they suggest. I had gotten off pain pills by using suboxine and can't imagine it not helping, it was a life saver for me. He might hate u in beginning but once he gets better, he will def thank u! Good luck, please let us know how it goes?
Do you have any contacts in one of the previous rehabs you tried. If yes, I would start with contacting those people that worked with you there or anyone in your support network. From a good rehab, he should have left with a relapse plan that he agreed to and you should be able to invoke in a situation like this. If you do not have the above, it sounds as an intervention should take place immediately. Do not wait. There are addiction interventionists that can help you with taking the correct steps. Do not handle this situation on your own, seek professional help. There are many addiction help lines, reach out for help.
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