Hi guys. First I have to say everyone on this site is a blessing. Very informative and sharing. It has been a haven for me for a long time, since I've developed a Percocet addiction. I've got a dilemma that I pretty much know how will end, in jail, but just wanted some of your trusted opionions. I work for a doctor, and basically have been for the past year forging his scripts for the drug on a weekly basis through insurance at different pharmacies. For some ungodly reason that I just can't fathom, I have yet to be caught. I think, however yesterday may have been the day, as the pharmacist starting asking about the one I had filled earlier in the week. After reading the info on here, I am surprized that he even filled it, but got the horrid feeling he will be contacting the doctor/my employer. I'm surprised since he questioned it why did he even give it to me? And what should I expect tomorrow morning when I go in? Is there any chance it'll just be my one last time to cut the shit? Or did they just wait for the weekend to pass? I've tried numerous occasions to quit, but the withdrawal was unbearable, as the drug has made me both extremly physically and emotionally weak. Thank you all, and God Bless
Weekly forged scripts?
Added 23 May 2011:
And what will the insurance companies roll be?
Added 23 May 2011:
I hate this addiction. I can't enjoy a movie, a book, a walk, a shower, being with friends/family...nothing at all without it. It has consumed my life more than anythin, good or bad should. I'm so not in a good place.
Added 1 Jun 2011:
Good Evening wonderful people! Well, I don't want to say I don't care what happens legally anymore, cause I do, butttt....I just got my butt home from detox!! I'm not gonna say I feel great, but I'm over a large hump! I'll keep you posted!!
Honey, I don't think anyone will know for sure whether you are going to be reported or not, but you will be in my prayers and I do hope you will be ok. If you have heard of suboxone, it could help you help overcome this addiction . Please at least go to YouTube.com and look up suboxdoc and maple2609 and watch a few of their videos on suboxone. Suboxdoc has an excellent 2 part video on how suboxone works to heal the brain. And please know my thoughts and prayers are with you. Pattshan61
Whether or not they caught on to you this time please stop now!!! Get help. The info Patti gave you is great. Please use it. I will be praying for you. Please muster up the strength to take the first step to recovery. I feel so badly for you. This isn't any way to live your life. Take a look on this site of people who have beaten this and you will see there is life after addiction. Good Luck to you.
Ok here goes, Im going to let my ugly side out for a min. I was in a very similar situation as you, The only difference is I found a script pad and was forging them Oxycodone on my own and then taking them to lots of pharmacies and I too was surprised how well it worked. I never had any problems. They would just see that its a legit script and that I looked normal and didnt act wierd. Well all good things come to an end. I got caught eventually and found out they had been investigating me and a few others that were doing it together for a little while. But we always used fake names and addresses so they couldnt catch on very fast. Now that I got caught, I realized they can use each pharmacy as a separate complaint unfortunately. So far Ive been charged in 2 states by 3 different officers. Im now up to $10,000 in lawyer fees due to it. I got 3 months suspended in Md and 1 year of probabtion and my Pa cases are still up in the air.
Im hoping for probation which is what I received for the first charge but then the second set got filed and that may jeopardize the probabtion. Im still working on that part.
But overall I wish I had never done it because now I have 5 felonies and like 8 misdemeanors pending on my record plus Ill have to do community service and lots of probation requirements including drug tests so of course I cant use within the next year of when my probation starts. But I hope I never have to go back on them period. They have ruined so many parts of my life. One of the worst nights of my life was getting dragged out of my house at 4am in 20 degree weather by cops and throwing me around like Im some hardned criminal. Then spending the next 10 hours locked up in jail with a bunch of dirt bags freezing my butt off with my sleep clothes on and of course no shoes since they take those from you.
Just let it ride out as the damage has already been done and theres nothing you can really do, just please dont fill anymore. The more you do, the worse the punishment. They said they could have got me for distribution as well because of the amounts but since I was cooperative and this was my first time legal offense at 30 yrs old, I guess they didnt take it to the extreme. Sucks either way though. Its not something Im proud of at all but I figured some first hand experience would be nice to hear. Anyway, good luck to you, hopefully you can use my example to make you get over your addiction and stop before you get caught and thrown into the system like me. Keep us updated, I wish the best for you and hope you dont get caught but can stop while you are ahead.
Go into rehab NOW!!! It will help with everything your going through right now. You have insurance, do you have sick or vacation time? Use it!! If they do call your boss, tell him your going in rehab, if the law gets involved then it looks really good that you voluntarily (has to be voluntarily) saught help. Then the most important... in rehab you will not only get clean, but you'll figure out WHY you took such a risk! This could be the last scare like this you'll ever have to face again... Write us back from safety, when you can... God Bless Sweetpea
It's hard for any of us here to predict what the outcome of this situation will be. So much is up to the doctor, as well as the laws in your state and the wisdom of any court. Just know you're not alone - this is where our addiction leads us. We do insane things when we're addicted and needing our drugs. We cross so many lines of "right and wrong" and the mental torture is fierce.
My suggestion, as a person in long-term recovery - who also works with some courts with clients where I work - is to be honest. Completely honest. At this point, it's very likely that everything you've done - every script you've written - can be found, thanks to computerization. No use denying it, as the evidence will be plain as could be. Admit to the addiction, as well, as it may appear to the authorities that you were dealing the drugs.
Believe it or not, this can be a blessing in your life. This can be the turning point, if you choose to heed it. My one night in jail was the last straw for my addiction - it was the final blow that broke past any denial I had remaining.
Your bigger problem is not the courts - it's the addiction. That's what is ruling your life right now - and what you need to concern yourself with. Now is the time to seek out serious help to overcome this nightmare. If at all possible, I would go into in-patient care - the longer, the better. Yes, it will help you with the legal issues - any judge will be influenced by your earnest efforts to address your addiction. But, more importantly, you need to do this for yourself. It is only going to get worse - that's the nature of addiction. It always progresses.
The detox sucks, plain and simple - but it won't kill you. It's like having a tremendous flu for less than a week. If you do it in-patient, they may be able to help with some medication - and - that is a "safety net" where picking up "just one more pill" is less likely. Regardless, in a week, the physical part of your addiction will be behind you. At that point, you must address the other aspects of addiction - the psychological and emotional parts - if you want to be able to stay clean in the long run.
Please keep us posted. You are in my prayers.
Everyone else has pretty much said what I am going to say also, but here goes. You are very lucky & stupid at the same time. Not trying to hurt your feelings, but you could go to prison for writting those scripts for yourself. You need to stop immediately, talk to the doctor you work for (they are usually very compassionate about employees with problems), explain that you have an addiction problem & get the needed help you are so desparetyly needing. PLEASE do this for yourself! You act like you are more scared of getting caught writting the scripts than getting help for your problem. If that is true, you have come to the wrong site my friend. I wish you all the luck in the world & Gods speed to you...
You should probably go to your employer and confess and tell him you are going to rehab and get your behind there. As others said, it will be much in your favor because they are going to catch you eventually and you should take action before they do. I knew of a person that I worked with that got caught in a similar situation and she was an RN. She voluntarily went into the states "Can-do" program for nurses. Her license was suspended but she didnt lose it. Once she finished and passed the program she got her license back. When you are addicted you do a lot of stupid things because the addiction takes over your common sense and you rationalize things you know are wrong. I really feel for you and I hope you take this wake up call to get some help Come clean with your employer and you may even be able to keep your job after you finish rehab. Most Drs understand addiction and he may be able to help you in the long run. If you dont you will surely lose your job.
If you are a nurse or a medical assistant you can lose your license or certification unless you go to rehab possibly sponsered by your State Board. Good Luck to you and I hope all turns out for the best. Sometimes the best is not what we think it will be in the beginning! Keep us posted!
Hey all. Well I made it through today with no word. I secretly kind of hope it will eventually happen becasue I have obviously got a serious problem. For all the reasons other people usually state, I hate the torture I will be putting my loved ones through when it does happen. I have an ex who is desperately trying to get me back, and whom finances a car for me. I hate to think I may have to put him through having to pay the note when I go to jail (or hopefully rehab). And I have a current boyfriend who loves me dearly, and my Aunt, Grandfather and Mother who all have no clue of my problem. I recently lost my Grandmother, and my the most important thing in my life, my Four Legged Baby. I'm depressed, sad and find absolutely no good in life. I feel like crying half the time, and am mean towards the people who love me. I will definitely start seeking help on my own, if the authorities don't step in first. Again thank you all, as you are smart, compassionate and informative. I wish the best for each and every one of you.
Eventually you are going to get caught because I had a friend that done the same thing at her workplace and she also worked for a doctor. The pharmacy called the police and escorted her to jail, so please don't do this anymore. I am currently addicted to xanax after taking it for 13 years. And now I have degenerative disc disease and take Lortab and Tramadol for my chronic pain. My addiction is the xanax's cause I've been thru alot in the past 4 years, my boyfriend died of heart attack in dec2006, quit my job, lost my home and can't quit taking xanax... i have tryed to quit cold turkey but i lasted for 3 weeks and ended up with seizures. Then when it was time for my script for xanax's to be filled, guess what... i started taking them all over again and I would take like 10 pills in 1 day 0.5mg per pill. I've wanted to got to rehab, but have no insurance no medical card, nothing!!! So I'm screwed all over again.
Please don't write anymore scripts please get help from your opiate addiction, thank God you are not addicted to Benzo's!!
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