I have a ROARING opiate addiction. I absolutely have come to the realization that I cannot do this on my own and that I need help. However I have some problems and concerns. First, my wife knows about my prescriptions but does not and cannot know about the rest. And for ny of u who say to just be honest and she will be supportive, no she will not. And I'm scared of her using it as ammo to take away my son. Also, the same applies for my doctor. If he found out what ive been doing he would cut me off. And at the level I'm at, that would be disasterous.
So here is my real question.....I am trying to find a good psychiatrist (hoping I can find an addictionoligist) so I may possibly have someone that I can be honest with. Is the doctor patient confidentiality ABSOLUTE? would he/she be legally, morally, and/or ethically required or able to call my prescribing dr to tell him that I'm abusing my meds and taking xtras? Yes of course eventually I want them to be gone, but first I need to eliminate the xtras, then I can work on my own scripts.
I'm so very scared, nervous, desperate and alone. I cant live like this anymore.
Also where is a good place to find an addictionologist?
Someone please help me. :'-(