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Discussion in 'Prescription Drugs' started by Bethxx, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. Bethxx

    Bethxx Member

    Hi, I’m new here. I have been addicted to prescription medication for around 3 years now. It is only recently I have realised how big of a problem it is, it’s costing me a lot of money, I will do anything to get hold of it and not to mention the effects it will be having on my health. So I decided to book an appointment to see my Doctor on Monday 16th. Has anyone seen their doctor before? What do they do? Will she be able to help me straight away? Thanks in advance.
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  2. True concern

    True concern Community Champion

    @Bethxx if you have a good Dr who does her job correctly YES She will be able to help you straight away
  3. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    Welcome to the forum, @Bethxx. And congrats on making the decision to do something to improve your life. Recognizing that you have an addiction and wanting to do something about it is a huge first step and I'm proud of you for taking it.

    Your doctor should be able to help you. That said, you may want to ask for a referral to an addiction specialist. They are thoroughly educated in all aspects of addiction and can probably help you even more than a regular doctor. You may want to ask your doctor about that possibility.

    We are here to help you on your journey to recovery. You can count on us for support anytime you need it. You can also come here and get things off your chest. We are very good listeners and will always listen without judgment. You are safe here and you are not alone.

    Good luck at your appointment on the 16th. If you think about it, please come back and let us know how it goes.

    Keep your eyes open for a bunch of positive energy, hope, and encouragement, because I'm sending tons of all that your way.
  4. Dominica

    Dominica Author, Writer, Recovery Advocate Community Listener

    @Bethxx congrats on making a decision to see your doctor! that's a great start!! and yes, they should be able to help and make a referral to an addiction therapist.... commit to going to for a while... can help with the addiction and maybe any other issues going on under the surface (like maybe anxiety or depression, etc.)

    and know you have a community here too. we are here to support you however we can and we do care about you!
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  5. Trying_To_Cope

    Trying_To_Cope Active Contributor

    Sorry to hear about your struggle. I was addicted to them for 11 years. I never stole from anyone, but I had a fantastic job and that good money went right to pills because I had to end up buying them after my 90 day ran out. Actually, I took 90 pills in about a week in a half, so I bought them before my next dr appointment. My dr at the time stopped giving me scripts for pain meds and I had to just rely on my dealers from that point on. So the money I was spending was actually so much more that I started taking out pay day loans. I was a damn mess.
    A friend told her dr and all's she did was stop writting them, suggested a methadone clinic and then black listed her for 6 month at the pharmacy. Every Dr is different and if you have a good relationship with them then they should be very supportive and help you. That is what they are there for. I wish you the best. Here if you ever need to talk or just need some advice.
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  6. deanokat

    deanokat DrugAbuse.com Community Organizer Community Listener

    @Bethxx... How are you doing? Was your doctor able to help you with your addiction? If you get a chance, please come back and let us know how you're doing.
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