Will my child get taken away if I get help for my opiate addiction?
Hello all, I'm 20 years old and a mother to a 1 and 1/2 year old child. Before I got pregnant I took opiates off and on for about 4 years, never took them every single day but would still experience mild withdrawals when I was without, and always used when I got get them. My father and mother both are prescribed to them so there always available to me. Anyway, when I got pregnant I quit and it was very easy, maybe because I had a life inside me that was effected by everything I did or maybe because I was able to sleep through the worst of it? Not sure but I quit until I gave birth, they sent me home with vicodin and I have literally taken some form of opiate, loratab/ vicodin/percost, every since I had my child 18 months ago. Wether it was 1 a day or up to 8 a day I've had them in my system for close to 2 years. I've never taken anything harder then percost, like oxy or morphine or anything like that, but still everytime I've tried to quit I insanely relapse because I can't handle the withdrawals. The longest I've gona is two days and ended up with staph on my leg and got prescribed pain pills and was right back into the addiction. I've finally come to realize I can't do this without help. My question is if I admit my addiction to my doctor and get the help I need will they call some form of child protection service and try to take my child away from me? I'm so scared something like this will happen that's why I've never tried to get help. I WANT to stop, I want to stop fort daughter so I can work on a future for us, and I can't do that when everyday all I can think about is my next fix. Thanks for reading my long *** post and hopefully I get some answers! Lol.
No they want take you child if you are not abusing him or her, If you want to quit you need to see your Dr. and tell him or her your troubles that you are addicted to opiates and see what he or she recommends. If you want to clean up then you can do it the pain of withdrawals will not last for ever. It may seen like it will but it wont think of your child this will give you strength to help you quit you may want to go to a substance abuse meeting they will help also I have done been through this and I was able to not use no more its been a few years now and me and wife have a 14 yr old daughter that helps me not think of self so much. Ask God to help you to.
Thank you for the advice! I never thought I'd be the type to get addicted to drugs, I thought since they were prescribed they couldn't be that bad you know? I pray every single night for God to help me and I thank him for my daughter because sometimes I feel like I don't deserve her because I am a 'drug addict' I hate to use that word but I have to be realistic, I kept telling myself it wasn't a problem and I'd always quit TOMORROW, but tomorrow never seems to come. My daughter is my everything and I want to be all I can for her and I can't do that taking these pills. I'm determined to stop, I was just scared to talk to a doctor but I will now, thank you again and congratulatins on your success!
Most of us went from taking the pills for pain, becoming dependent on them and somewhere along the way became addicted. It is a small leap from one to the other. Talk to your doctor to get the help you need. Read up here on some of the things that others have discovered that helps with the withdrawals and know that the fear of w/d seems to be worse than the actual thing. It is no walk in the shade, but it is doable. I am 60 and if I can do it, you can for sure. Make a plan and go for it. It is so worth it.
Hi Sb112Welcome to the forum. I was pleased to read you will be speaking with your Dr. I would suggest you take it a step further and let your parents in. They both have meds available and need to keep them locked up for your own piece of mind and sobriety. Getting them on board would be a great support for you. When you are ready to make the jump we have a lot of info on things you can do and things to take that helps us get thru the wd. You and your child deserve a clean life a life you both are living.. keep reading and keep posting.. I wish you the very best. lesa
Thank you both for replying. I've seen things about the Thomas recipe so I think I might give that a try. Im not sure if I'm ready to admit it to my parents yet, I'm sure they have some idea because I ask them for pills quite often and Ive taken them from them before without there knowledge. They have them in a safe/lockbox so I can only get them if I really try too and its ALOT of work. I think I'll try doing it by myself one more time along with the Thomas recipe and a bit of tapering considering I'm not taking huge doses. My boyfriend does know of my addiction and is very supportive of me quitting, he never touches pills even if he is in legitimate pain, he hates them! If it doesn't work for me this time I WILL go to the doctor because I will do whatever it takes to quit. The physical part of the withdrawal isn't even that bad for me, it's more mental. I have an intense craving for the pills and I get extremely depressed an irrataed. I find myself lashing out at my daughter and I hate it, she does not deserve that and I know I shouldn't take it out on her. It is just SO much harder to withdraw when I can't just crawl up in bed, I have to be active and I have to do things during the day.
I'm happy to read you have the support of your boyfriend, the Thomas recipe is good for a taper many I have read have used it.. most of us find getting off the drugs the easy part as you detailed in your emotion that is the most difficult. Our brains are very powerful and what we put into them is what comes out. going into wd you just have to have a positive attitude You are doing it for all the right reasons we need to force ourselves to move it actually makes the wd easier in ways. with a child this young it would be difficult this is why as much support as you can get would be good.. I have found thru my addictions I had to tell many truths I could not keep it a secret any longer not that it had been really just not the amount.. truth to those that mattered to me made all the difference I'm now being held accountable by my Dr. husband and children and a few close friends it was freeing in a way for as addicts we have many secrets.. I have read of others that have gone to their Dr. and are prescribed a antidepressant for a time there is also the Amino Acid Protocol that I have read many benefit from for energy and all around well being. I hope you stay gain support keep reading for we all find a lil of ourselves in each-other.
I know I posted this a while back but I just wanted to say I've been tapering all month and finally had the courage to stop the taper. At 7:00 P.M. It made a whole 24 hours of my last dose. I know it only gets worse from here for a couple days but actually going a whole 24 hours gives me SO much hope. I barely even feel bad. I'm using the Thomas Recipe without the benzo's. Just the vitamin and immbodium. I have had cravings but I've stayed strong so far!
I have a question. Its like the one on here already. I was addicted to heroin and i have been clean for 1month and 8 days but last night i got a txt msg from my x best friend saying if i didnt pay her bf what i owe him they were calling children and youth telling them how i was using. I just dont know what to do. I dont havemoney bc my husband took all my cards and only gives me money when i meed it and i have to show a receipt for everything. If i do take money from him and pay what i owe he will leave me if i dont im scared my children will b taken from me. Im doing so good with my sobriety and i dont want anything to mess that up.... please help!!!
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