My mother has had a history of depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. I don't think she's ever truly been "treated" for this things, except for being prescribed meds. In the past few months, she's been out of work and I've been around more often and witness her in a stupor state some days, a really bad state.
I started monitoring her consumption of these pills and she'll take twice or three times the recommended dosage. The last check was 7 mg of ativan, 2 Paxil, 3 Zyprexa's. The next day it was 5 paxil's 1 Zyprexa, and 6 ativan. She is an older woman and she is in complete denial. She's also had a history of alcoholism. (As do I, I've been sober over 4 years now). What, if anything, can I do to help her? I know an addict must want to stop, I just don't know how to behave even. We (myself my father and brother) tried talking with her, expressing our concern, the first time, she layed off them and took as directed for a few weeks, when she got her new script, she over did it again. We just confronted her about it again and she claimed to know what she was doing, and to basically leave her alone. I'm so completely lost. Please help. I