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Unread 03-10-2011, 09:21 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Get thee to an Al-Anon or Narc-Anon meeting pronto!!!!!!! You are becoming her enabler.
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Unread 03-10-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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Being the OP hasn't posted in over 6 mths, I guess we'll never know the outcome.
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Unread 03-10-2011, 10:56 PM
 
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She is manipulating you. She is emotionally abusing you by taking advantage of your daughterly sympathy to get her needs met. Get yourself to Alanon. Tell her "no" - that you will not enable her and that you hope she gets healthy, but if she continues to want to take drugs, she will have to get them herself. She is in denial about her addiction. If she is taking pills to "get off" then she is an addict. Plain and simple.

And you should not be taking pills either. You just think you need them. There are natural remedies for sleep - it doesn't make sense to take stimulants to go to sleep. Think about it. I think you are also very attached to your meds and that indicates addiction.

Take it or leave it . . .

Go to Alanon or NA.
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Unread 03-11-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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She is manipulating you. She is emotionally abusing you by taking advantage of your daughterly sympathy to get her needs met. Get yourself to Alanon. Tell her "no" - that you will not enable her and that you hope she gets healthy, but if she continues to want to take drugs, she will have to get them herself. She is in denial about her addiction. If she is taking pills to "get off" then she is an addict. Plain and simple.

And you should not be taking pills either. You just think you need them. There are natural remedies for sleep - it doesn't make sense to take stimulants to go to sleep. Think about it. I think you are also very attached to your meds and that indicates addiction.

Take it or leave it . . .

Go to Alanon or NA.
Umm... are you her doctor? Stimulants are needed for all sorts of disorders that you would think they were counter-intuitive for. It's unbelievably irresponsible to tell someone to ignore their doctor's prescribed meds.

You have no business diagnosing whether someone is an addict or not if you don't know them or the first thing about them.
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Unread 03-11-2011, 08:27 AM
Status: "How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same?" (set 4 days ago)
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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finster is right.
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Unread 03-11-2011, 02:09 PM
 
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This is an opinion forum. I am not a doctor and I don't play one on TV either. I guess I will start prefacing EVERY comment with "This is JUST my opinion." I kind of thought that was self-evident.

And in case you don't know it, doctors prescribe all kinds of toxic medications to people all of the time. Show me the research that says there is an organic disorder where people can't sleep and must take STIMULANTS to sleep. Show me where this occurs in nature . . .

If you have sleep problems, there are hundreds of natural and organic methods - most people are just not aware of them and the drug industry has brainwashed people to think they NEED these dangerous meds. There is nothing good that can come from putting toxins in your body - I don't care what you tell yourself.

And in case it is not evident, THIS IS MY OPINION.
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Unread 03-11-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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And I did say "take it or leave it" in my message.
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Unread 03-11-2011, 02:35 PM
 
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This is an opinion forum. I am not a doctor and I don't play one on TV either. I guess I will start prefacing EVERY comment with "This is JUST my opinion." I kind of thought that was self-evident.

And in case you don't know it, doctors prescribe all kinds of toxic medications to people all of the time. Show me the research that says there is an organic disorder where people can't sleep and must take STIMULANTS to sleep. Show me where this occurs in nature . . .

If you have sleep problems, there are hundreds of natural and organic methods - most people are just not aware of them and the drug industry has brainwashed people to think they NEED these dangerous meds. There is nothing good that can come from putting toxins in your body - I don't care what you tell yourself.

And in case it is not evident, THIS IS MY OPINION.
The fact remains, you are not her doctor and you have no idea what her disorder is or what she should or should not take for it. You do not have any idea whether she is addicted. It is extremely presumptuous to say you think addiction is indicated when you have no details and do not even know what disorder she is suffering from.

Natural and organic methods can be just as dangerous as prescriptions. Regardless, the point is moot because you do not know what her disorder even is.

The OP came asking for advice on what is a heartbreaking slip back into addictive behavior by her parent. She doesn't need someone to label her an addict on top of that. Especially when that someone has zero facts available on which to base that opinion.

This works both ways. You posted your opinion, I just posted mine.

Take it or leave it.
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Unread 03-11-2011, 02:43 PM
 
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If you have sleep problems, there are hundreds of natural and organic methods -
I met a man who was in the Mayo Clinic with liver failure because he thought the "organic" method he was using was safe. The fact that he isn't dead is a tribute to the doctors who saved his life.

Just sayin..
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Unread 03-11-2011, 03:44 PM
 
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No need for viciousness.
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