Mom of 3 Recovering From Problems at 35 and Feel Like How Do I Start My Life?Feel Stuck No Supportsystem.?
Question by sarahR: Mom of 3 recovering from problems at 35 and feel like how do i start my life?feel stuck no supportsystem.?
Im a recovering opiate addict on methadone now 5yrs and I have 3 kids. Been with their dad 16 yrs but he is not doing well mentally ill (bipolar) a stab victim surivior as a teen 14times, physical health issues. On ssi cant get support from him so I feel codependant to stay with him for help. No family, parents basically disowned me and friends are non-existant currently. Feel depressed and lost. My kids are all i have truthfully and he knows this also. He might have liver disease w/Hep C for sure and after his father past 2 yrs. he went back to drinkin 3 (22oz) cans of beer a day and he used to be a violent drinker. Now he is 40 so he basically is just rude and argues alot. I am not happy but I feel trapped. I dont have a drivers license due to tons of unpaid tickets (which im gonna pay off soon) but no car and have kids all with health issues. No diploma or GED either. I feel screwed. I dont know where to start really. I get state monies and ssi for children and food stamps but do not want to keep living like this. Im a fairly smart girl but all the drama and trauma i have been through has done something to me as far as learning (feel as im adhd now) sick of being unhappy and know im worthy of love and living well and love my children and want to be a great example for them. No negitive words just good advice i would love if someone would share with me. I appreciate tips and guidance of whatever i can get. I know myself and children come first and now need a plan so thanks. Feeling lost but want to be found.
Methadone Recovery: I Am Going to the Psychiatrist This Thursday I Have Bi-Polar What Are the Best Meds to Be Ask to Be Put On?
Question by vicki2220002003: I am going to the psychiatrist this thursday I have Bi-Polar what are the best meds to be ask to be put on?
I have insomnia and I dont eat…I dont want to gain weight for any meds…I am also on Methadone…Please serious answers only…I really want to know what to ask for…right now I m in a manic state…Thank You All
Answer by jeeperamyjo
Ask about Lamictal
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Methadone is a synthetic opioid prescribed to mothers during pregnancy as a heroin substitute as it helps prevent babies being born underweight or prematurely and helps addict mothers stabilise their lives. In the study, it was shown that seven in ten of the children had nystagmus, involuntary shaking of the eye which is thought to be the blame of poor vision in some of the cases.
Twelve of the infants had to be treated for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS), where the babies born suffer with methadone withdrawal symptoms; 35% of the twelve children treated for NAS had a squint and 30% were long or short sighted or suffered from other forms of blurred vision. One in four of the babies suffered with brain function impairments regarding visual development and half of all the infants born to the mothers under examination had delayed visual maturation in which their vision had not yet fully developed, Dr Ruth Hamilton defines this as the children not being able to see in such fine detail as their peers.
Sometimes known on the streets as “chocolate chip cookies” or “wafer,” methadone is a powerful narcotic that can wreak havoc on its users. Its original use as a pain killer has made it a popular prescription medicine. When a drug comes into frequent use as a medical treatment, it often drifts out into the streets as well.
Methadone is prescribed today not just as a pain-killer but as a treatment for addiction to heroin and other powerful opiates. Methadone itself is an opioid and can lead to an addiction of its own. Proper medical supervision is needed to keep patients from overdosing or entering methadone withdrawal too quickly for their systems to handle.
Heroin provides a good example of how a legitimate prescription medicine can lead to drug abuse. By the 1800s, heroin was used by doctors around the world as a treatment for pain. It was the medicine of choice.
Question by serenity113001: For those who have used Suboxone????
I have a few questions about this medication…My bf is currently on it for his heroin use and I would like to hear from anyone who has/is been on this medication and how they dealt with it while using it and those who have been able to live life without it. Did you experience any side effects? Did you drink more caffeine? (My boyfriend asked bc he is up to 10 cups a day…though I think it is him getting back to work and the time change…) What was life like once you were off of it? Any withdrawal symptoms? Did you use again or did you have the urge? If so, how did you fight it??? Any answers would be appreciated from those who have any sort of experience with this subject as I worry considering what I have been through with my bf before he decided to finally get clean…Thanks : )
Question by dollface: Drugs help!!?
feel like my life is so boring when im not on any type of drug at all its horrible i smoke pot during the week everyday actually and then the major durgs come in on the weekend im only 17 and this is want i think about /look forward to ever weekend when im sobar all i think about is getting drugs
last weekend was the worst binge i have had yet i did methadone,pot,opium,shrooms,coke and vicodin all within the hour and was up on all the **** for 3 days and havnt felt completley normal since i dont know if i should be concerned about the way i have been feeling but even the next weekend knowing i still didnt feel all there i did some extacy weed and coke and i added to the feeling of being totally out of it what should i do i cant stop thinkin about getting ****** up all the time i even planned on doing it this weekend even tho i know i shouldnt i cant convince myself not to
please help me i dont want to go to rehab or anuthing i just wanna be able to have fun but be able to stop when i want and not have it control my whole life what should i do is my life being setup for failure?
am i addicted?