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Posted: 01/27/2020 10:01 AM

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Vivitrol/Naloxone

My adult child is an opiate addict since 2012, To treat his addiction he regularly gets a vivitrol injection. His recovery has strictly been taking the shot, no theraphy or other outside help. For the most part he has stayed clean, ie he has been clean significanly longer than high. However he has had a few relapses (one or twice a year). This usually happens when he has missed his scheduled vivitrol appointment due to work. He has been able to collect himself and abstain from using so he can get the shot. 

This last Monday he missed his scheduled appointment and his doctor is unable to see him for a week and a half because he will be out of town. He did set up an appointment with a collegue for tomorrow evening. Unfortunately my son caved in and took Oxycodene (40 mg) Wednesday and Friday. His shot is scheduled for tomorrow evening and it is not the recommended 7 to 10 days clean normally required, He has been struggling keeping clean because he has a heavy work week ahead and wants to be sober. My question is  - since he hasn't been using for over 6 months, and taking only two pills what reaction will he have? I believe that once before he he was in the same boat and had just minor affects. 

Posted: 01/20/2020 8:25 AM

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How do I treat a missed shot?
I missed two to three shots, one was adderall 5s, I don't know what type really, and the other two are fentanyl shots. The fentanyl I missed both in the same hand and the adderall I missed in the top of my arm right above the crease which meets my elbow. The three shots were done on my left limb. Anyone know what I need to do to treat this? Or how to get it out of my arm and hand? Just what do I need to do?

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Shooting methamphetamines
What does it mean if you start nodding out after shooting merh

Posted: 02/16/2019 10:22 AM

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vinigar

My son is a recovering herion user who is currently on a methidone program to help his addiction 3 to 4 months clean

I found a small cup of white vinigar in his room ?

what would this be used for

Posted: 01/02/2019 1:33 PM

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Cotton

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my husband is an ex heroin and meth  user who has been clean for 16 years.  Today I found an empty visine bottle with 5 small pieces of brown tinted cotton in it.  This is the second I’ve found the cotton pieces in two months.  I know he used the cotton to shoot up heroin 15 years ago and he claims he found them recently while we were renovating our home.  Is it possible that these are really that old?   Thanks in advance for your time and advice. 

Posted: 10/16/2018 7:47 PM

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Hello everybody hope all is well li

Posted: 09/13/2018 11:42 AM

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When the signs are there but denial defeats u

Ok for the past 2 years my husband of 6 years have been rough. We have both had addiction in our pasts and he had started drinking again but started just a drink at a party and before I knew it he was binge drinking and also driving but he began to change seemed to be provoking arguments that lasted for days. I had been noticing  we were getting behind on bills and started asking why money was being withdrawn  from checking account in increments of 60, multiple times a day sometimes 300 a day.this raised huge flags, we made 2200 a week together and rent checks were bouncing, any time.i asked he would become angry and gaslight me so severely I just started accepting it.  I started noticing he would make runs to store for no reason and be gone a really long time. Well his constant denial that he was using drugs wasn’t sitting well so I started snooping, I found empty bindles, water bottle caps, started noticing his skin was so warm to touch he seriously felt like fire. Night sweats where bed was drinched ny morning. His breath had a chemical type scent. When I found under a slit in the carpet of his truck a black sticky tar like rock i presented it to him and asked what is this? He didn’t hesitate n stated “that’s not my black tar heroin” I said I found it in your truck he actually attempted to place it on me, let me clarify I never did any kind of substance other then rx pills and I had to look it up, also I said if it’s not yours or mine why would u not worry it was one of our kids? Again fought with me so I would drop it. Time goes on he began to want to stay home instead of do anything he would go from happy and nice to completely sinister and evil. I started noticing sex was almost obsolete and nights I would complain he would disappear come back and he would have the hot skin chemical smell on his breath and able to perform normally. Then I started seeing track marks and he would tell me it was from work and I was crazy... I was a nurse for 30 years I know a track mark when I see it, I found a syringe cap and always notice a box of razor blades sitting on the only clean surface in his work shop along with scissors, bent wire, pieces of cigarette filters or q tips, caps with residue, and started questioning missing spoons, I went thru his lunch box found spoons more then once with white chalky type residue almost slick feeling with scratches on the residue itself, I noticed more often the chemical scent in the bathroom, and when he lit a cigarette I swear he was smoking more then tobacco bc it doesnt smell right I would stand by him if he would be honest and I suspect it’s either crack cocaine to get up have energy or meth due to the violent rages that come from left field. But I also think he is shooting heroin. I noticed scabs on his pelvis same as his arms I noticed this under his wedding ring on the finger and tops of feet, there are slits under our pillow top on his side of the bed, paper towels with black stickyy marks like streaks on them In lunch box daily, I left in March and we are attempting counseling but I can’t live like this, I m loyal and understand it’s the disease and willing to see him thru this but without his admittance how can I come home? I m afraid for him bc I believe it’s not only one drug but a combo. His best friend now is a drug dealer but I saw a text to my husband that said “ hey if you know anyone I can turn on to get down or know of people who want to get down send them my way and i will hook you up” well of course I googled drug slang and get down means if drug use or to teach someone to use iv drugs. I have found small bagggies with white residue and baggies with brown residue I would like to hear someone tell me I m correct he is using I m not crazy,,, can someone let me know and I will send pics of things I have found for an opinion if u don’t mind helping me with the struggle of enabling him by buying the lies. I just want my husband back but I believe if he admits it he is so afraid he will have to quit so no way will he admit it, I also noticed he is not interested in anything normal anymore we use to have an a,axing sex life it’s really almost non existent and when we do have seed he is smelling like chemicals and the taste of that I don’t even want him kissing me. Other days he is going to take a nap after work which ends up 3@4 hours long, where he hears no one knocking on door or the phone ring. Someone help me please with some honest opinions on how to find out if I am right and what u think he might be doing, thanks 

 

Posted: 09/11/2018 7:58 PM

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Can addicts feel love again

My bf has been an addict for since his early 20s, now he is 42, during the past over decades, he tried to get clean by moving to another country. and he did, was clean for a few years, untill he picked up again. Not long after that he met me. it was kept away from me for years, and i enabled him financially without knowing, and we were on an off for years, untill he decided to tell me the truth, since then, i been helping him to make up mind to go rehab get help. He went back two times past two years. last time he came out was last September. I believe he not touched any heroin his DOC since then, but tried a few others, like yabba (his words), crack, and cocaine till he had a very bad pschosis attack made him finally realize, no drug is safe. so for past two month, he is in Thailand alone for his recovery as strong recovery society there. He still drinks sometimes, but no drugs. we hadn't had intimate for long time, and we did go docs for his psychosis, during the test, i know he lost drive for it and has no interest in opposite sex. 

He's been so numb for so long, can he feel love again? and how long into recovery will he be able to feel? I been by his side helping him, volunteered to be his safety net for so long, i am not even sure if he loves me and he not sure either as he not sure of any of his feeling. how pathetic is this. 

Posted: 07/16/2018 12:31 AM

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What Smells Like Chemicals?

Please, what drug smells like intense chemicals?

What can this be? Last weekend I heard dishes/pots and pans being pulled out. There was some kind of spraying going on but it wasn't aerosol, it sounded like a windex-type sprayer. I also heard sniffing and grunting and a few minutes later I heard him say something like: come on. There was water running and more spraying then a few min. or so later I heard: don't let me f*** this up. My heart started racing. I heard a stove light. I started smelling something chemical-y. More water was running then I heard: woo, woo, woo... There was sniffing sounds (but it's not lines of coke - and btw I hear the constant sniffing often as well). It smelled SO chemical-y it got really, REALLY strong and really scary. My body couldn't take it - I was shaking. The smell was extremely intense about 30-45 min. and was very slow to leave and lingered a long while and was STILL there the next morning but not nearly as bad - but still very, very noticeable. At some point in this ordeal, I had also heard one small time there was what sounded like liquid bubbling - but it was only one short "blurb"-type sound. I could barely sleep. When I woke up, my eyes were itchy and my body was shaking a little, not from fear although I was scared. I also found it a little hard to balance a couple times the next day. I didn't go back to that place at all day the next day - I stayed away because the smell was that strong and so gross. I've never smelled it before but it was definitely chemical-y like super strong nasty toxic cleaning products or something.

The next morning I can tell he had "crashed" as in fell asleep quickly and outside of normal routine.

Can anyone tell me what is going on? I'm trying to get out of there very quickly but also trying to assess what's happening so I can stay alert. 

Thank you so much.

Posted: 04/03/2018 9:25 AM

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