Per the heroin, this won’t help, but my son got addicted to opiates so he was part of the huge prescription pill epidemic. The only reason that he didn’t become a heroin addict is that he wouldn’t leave the house or talk to anyone enough to get them. The pills came from the couple friends he had who were taking them from their parents and from some we had in the house.
However, he said they were the only thing that ever really helped him. And, since he led us to believe that a variety of supplements were helping him, I have to agree - unfortunately for all of us, it’s not a sustainable solution.
He was younger than your daughter then, older than her now - but he spent about 5 or 6 years on a suboxone program, lost control of his psychosis, and quit them cold turkey almost a year ago when he was going manic.
He’s clean right now, but I fear that if he ever gets social enough that he can leave the house on his own with any amount of money, it would only be a matter of time before he’s using again. Recovery, either way, can be a double edged sword.
Just saying, I know how you feel even though we’re in a pretty good place right now. And, I think I kind of understand how your daughter feels. If I was in her place, maybe I’d choose the same thing. After all, even a few minutes of relief is probably worth paying that huge price.
Hopefully, it’ll get better for all of you.
I kept hearing you tell your wife in the video to go take her meds & relax.
If she does, is she OK for awhile?
If my son got to that stage, one dose of meds wouldn’t bring him back - he’d be full-blown manic at that stage.