Can he really be shooting up these 30 mg extended relief caps, and how the heck did he do that with them little ballls in that capsuel?? My daughter in-law caught him in the bathroom with the needle and the capsule open with a string to tie around his arm. What dose he do with that capsuel?? I ask so I know what to look for... she is staying clean, she is pregnant... ohh this is harder than I thought..Any thoughts would help pls
Dear Dad, Get her away from him for now, she doesn't need the stress. I know it will be hard for everyone involved,but, he will probably have a dirty urine test and no telling what will happen to him if that happens. Take her to a counselor and see if y'all can work together to help her and the baby. I am so sorry all of this is happening to you, I said it before, I bet your daughter needs you now more than she did when she was small.
im so sorry to hear about what u are both going threw. he probably cooks it into liquid form - if it isn't already and then injects it.. i really don't know but if he is injecting it is your daughter that needs to stay safe. as u said she is clean right now but two addicts together when one is falling is so scary - thank the lord she has u both. i am definately praying for your family. maybe offering him a ride to detox would be the safest for everyone... be strong my friends.
Dude... man... wow. Let me put it to you like this... if you like your son-in-law.then put him in rehab now and if he dn go, take your daughter and grandbaby-to-be and save them. They are always , ofcourse, thee most important here anyway. I'm sorry hun, not to sound like there's no hope for son-in-law but I've seen this behavior before and believe me when I say it is a bigger demon than this kid, you or anyone can cure overnight. He needs help. Long-term. Prayers are so being said for your whole family right no. Take care hun. Ellen
Wow... I am fairly new on this website and just read the question and comments. There's not much I can add to what has already been said except that I will keep you in my prayers,too. I have added you to my list of friends, in fact, all of you, and am marking this question so I can keep up w/ how it's going. I was looking for the bible verse that says when 2 or more get together in prayer, things happen. I can't find it exactly, right now, but want you to know there are many out there that care and are praying for you. seekingserenity, I would like to talk to you more.
My best friend had done the same thing. The way she did it though was by taking the capsule apart, getting the drug, and then mixing it with water. She would take a big spoon and put the water and some of the drug in the spoon then use a lighter to make the water and drug boil. Then she would shoot it up.
I knew some kids that were the same way, they would shoot up anything. I never have shot up, but from what i gather and what i'm told, they are addicted to the needle so they will shoot anything they can get.I think if he's in that far your daughter needs to get away from him. He needs a good rehab, it's preety bad when your crushing up pills just to shoot up. I really hope you get things straightened out. Good luck.
Either get him into rehab.(inpatient) or put him out. He WILL get her back on drugs. It's hard staying clean. And then have someone else around using. She'll be back on drugs if not during her pregnancy, definately after. Believe me, I've seen it all. Drug addicted babies, Death, Incarceration, and just about everything else that goes with addiction, Homelessness, etc. You have no idea the nightmares drug addiction can cause.The list is endless that addiction causes a person and thier families.
if hes on methadone it usually means that it acts as "sort of an opiate blocker"for lack of a better term... although this is not true. it just means methadone "deters" OPIATE abuse... adderal is a stimulant(amphetamine)and it will work w/methadone and create a "high" my advice; they should not be together at this moment until he is COMPLETLY clean and if his clinic/doctor finds adderal in his system he will possibly be put out of the program. i hope this helps as i am on methadone matienance also... 60mgs a day. and i think it does help people stay clean from more "abused"opiates. god bless:)
I'm pretty new to this site. I came on here hoping to find support and some understanding on the minds of the addicts. I'm a newly wed that just found out that my husband is addicted to opiates. It's such a scary things. I feel like there is no controling it..and I'm always confused. To leave... or fight with them..for them..I dont know what the right thing is. But, I want to tell you that I admire your love for your son-in-law. I do believe that in the end... love always makes the difference. I will be praying for you and your family. I have been praying for my situation as well. I have faith that something will change... God bless.
Well I am going to answer your question about how he shot them up. He most likely broke the capsule open and poured the beads out and very carefully crushed the beads up with a card or spoon or whatever. Then he put them in a spoon and I doubt he cooked them. I suppose you wouldn't need to cook them but he might of. It would of been pointless if he did. The beads would of had to be crushed very well to mix them in water and suck them up with the needle so looks like he was desperate. Snorting adderal can be just as affective. I was prescribed it as well and I used to dump the little orange beads in a shot glass and mix them with orange soda and drink them and the affect was very intense after about 20 min.
When someone is in the bathroom with a syringe and their arm tied-off; OF COURSE their shooting dope [of some kind]. What to look for?! Hummmmmmmmm... How about needle marks?!
The woman needs to leave immediately or kick him out. Neither she, nor her future child needs this drama; which will only get worse until the man gets clean. Even then, she is at risk. He must prove himself worthy of being back in her life and that of his soon-to-be child!!!
There is a way to shoot methadone mixed with juice( a drink) But I heard there is no way to shoot pills. Thats what they are made for. And also shooting methadone doesnt get you high, It has a same effect as eating a pills.Your daughter is staying clean for a sake of a child. That person will not be a good influence That dude is a junkie. Get you daughter away from him
Dear Dad, Bless your heart, the pain I'm feeling you go through right now!! Your son-law is in big trouble. Find a Suboxone clinic A.S.A.P. For both of them!!Your daughter can't take any drugs while pregnant or her baby will be born addicted or worse. I'm sorry to say this so blunt, but there isn't time for anything else. Her doctor must monitor her and drug test her for the safety of her unborn child, and for her safety. If she stays clean until the birth, I still suggest she be involved in a Suboxone clinic to keep her from relapsing back into that mess. it takes a very long time to get off and stay off of drugs. A's for your son-law, get him help now!!! he is screaming for help and cannot help himself at this point. it's time for tough love dad. he needs to be in a locked down facility to detox and go straight from there to the Suboxone clinic. Some states have a combination of a detox-Suboxone clinic. It takes 5-10days of pure hell to detox.
I know, I've been there. You have to detox before taking Suboxone or it will put you into precip withdrawals. Which is actually worse than regular W/D. I know it's a lot to take in, but I want to help. You can shoot up just about anything if you can get it to melt. methadone is worse than Heroin. it's basically replacing one drug with another. It's an old drug which was used to treat heroin addicts, but it doesn't work. It will be a very hard thing for you to do, but because he is a danger to himself and others, you can have him committed to a detox against his will. He will go kicking and screaming and in handcuffs, but I promise you if you want to save his life, that is the only way to do it. If you can find one, find a combination detox-Suboxone facility. If not, get him in a detox and make him an appt for a Suboxone clinic and take him straight from detox to the clinic. About an hour after he takes his first Suboxone, he will start to feel better. Suboxone is a combination of two drugs. Buprenorphine which is a mild opiate and Naloxone or commonly known A's Narcan which is a drug which is used to deter a person from trying to shoot up because it will cause precip withdrawals if they do shoot it up. it's not over for your daughter either. She will need this help also after the birth of her child. But this can be done A's an outpatient. You go to the clinic once a month, they drug test, and council, and give a prescription for one month at a time. Depending on the addiction, they will probably need this for about a year. When the doctor feels they have reached the point where they no longer need the medicine, they can be weaned off of it slowly with little or no side effects. Addicts can be very manipulating especially to those they love. Don't fall for it!!! Get them help and get their lives back and yours. I also suggest you go to meetings with them and also for families of addicts. You are part of this too, you will need to understand that addiction is a disease just like cancer. But Thank God there is a cure for this.But this is something they will have to fight their entire life, but it can be done. There are a lot of us out there A's proof. Good Luck, and God Bless. NIK
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