Addiction is a desease and confronting them is NOT gonna do any good in them getting help, first of all they need to want to the help, sometimes that includes them hitting their bottom, but remember not everyone's bottom is the same.
If I where you, and you feel they are in actual pain but abusing their meds, then call some local methadone clinics and get information on their services, their's even a sight where you can have a person call them who can tell hem all the information on methadone clinics and help set them up with one including counceling and other services, it would be worth a shot.
Also their's Suboxone, where if they dont want to do the daily drive to a methadone clinic they can go once a month to a reguleur doctor's office and get a monthly prescript
ion for suboxone, but that can be VERY expensive, especailly the medication, so I would see what insurance will and will not pay for, even medicaid will pay for it under strict circumstances.
But if they refuse help, then sometimes the best thing to do is cut them off, alot of times addicts dont beleive you, but you would really have to stick to what you say. Sometimes people just dont want help and it's hard watching our loved ones being taken over by this terrible disease....I see it everyday. I have 2 people in my apartment complex that are addicted, aunts and cousins, and some friends and I'm always telling them about
new stuff I've found out to help with addiction, I even got one of my friends help when she got pregnant and now she's been clean and had a healthy baby boy about
5 months ago, she got her OB doctor to taper her off in her 2nd trimester, so that was exciting.
So remember their's always hope, and remember that addiction is a disease and they cant "just stop it". ALso remember to not call them ADDICTS, its naming a person by their disease and is demeaning, I know you wouldnt want people saying their goes the person with (enter whatever ailment/s you have), they need help as much as any person wih any health issue would need, and sometimes it's a long road, and very long one.
Carmen~*~*~Chronic Pain Moderator
DX-Chronic Pain due to two freak car accidents, Pancreatic Divisum,Fibromyalgia, Asthma, Depression w/anxiety, Migraines
Meds- Suboxone 16mg for pain, Cymbalta 60mg, Lyrica 50mg, Imitrex 100mg PRN,Ibprofen 800mg PRN, Ventolin Inhaler PRN, Visteril PRN