You already seem to know the answers to the questions you've posted. No, I never snorted my oxycodone/oxycontin. I also don't fall asleep from taking my pain medications.
Methadone , when used to treat chronic pain is used in dosing every 8 hours I believe, that's what mine is dosed at....but methadone also is/has been mostly known for it's ability to control withdrawal in addiction treatment....and it seems that your husband is doing just that......abusing his oxycodone/oxycontin meds until they are gone and then using the methadone to carry him through until his next visit with his doctor.
I think I may have an idea about what you are going to do, and I hope that you do follow through. He is going to either accidentally overdose himself and if he is lucky, you will find him in time or he is going to overdose and die like so many others have from doing what he is doing. I hope that it doesn't become the latter....
I know that if you make the decision to talk to his doctor, expect him to be angry and expect him to resort to threats and even verbal abuse....make sure that you have support in place for yourself and your son.....and try looking into some NA meetings.
Hang in there and do what you feel that you have to.
You all deserve better than that which you are dealing with now.
I a fairly sure since she has not been back she did what she had in mind and I certainly hope she was ready to "run to the hills" becauce this was going to be one angry fellow when she got done if she did what we all knew she was going to have to do.
Unfortunately these kinds of situations is alot of the undoing of CPers since this action hurts those who take their meds correctly and as prescribed. It probably was only a matter of time before he hung hisself out to dry but he wont see it that way if she intervened.
He had all the symptoms of multiple addictions and the fact he was involving his own son was worse and had something happened to him the son would have had to live with that in his mind.
Trust I truly hope that you are OK with this and hoping to see you return and let us know how it turned out. I hope you understand that this isnt how we do things at all.
It seems you have realized for sometime that soething wasnt right and I applaud your willingness to attempt to save his life and literally this is what your doing most likely.
If approached int he correct way you may be able to be kept out of it and his Docs can do several things to "find him" out on their own if someone were to put a bug in their ear. That way peace will be kept at home at least.
Say if he were to be called in for a count at a certain time of the month his count on one thing or another would have to be off right? Also any blood work would show if he didnt have exactly which meds he was suppose to have either right? All this will place the finding on someone other then her.
Anyway sure hope it worked out for the best for all here.