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thoughts and prayers needed
      03/03/06 07:48 PM

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I have been going through a very difficult time with my Mother. She is addicted to prescription pain pills and has been for about 15 years now. She is 72 and things are getting much worse.

Her addiction was very bad until about 6 years ago and after an intervention she decided to start going to AA which helped her. She was sober until about 2 1/2 years ago when she found a new doctor who diagnosed her with fibro and put her on oxycodone. Being an addict she took this ball and ran with it. Every ache was an excuse to take the pills and now it is just a normal existance for her. She takes them all day every day. There are hours each day when she is so out of it that she can't talk. She is in major denial right now and refuses to believe that there is a problem.

I have been through many different emotions and right now am at the point where I have to look after myself and my family. I don't want to talk to her on phone because I can't stand hearing her slurred words. I know that she is killing herself with these drugs. A body cannot take but so much and there is nothing I can do about it. Many days I feel this way and then other times I feel so guilty.

Does anyone have experience with a loved one being an addict? If you can please send good thoughts or prayers my way I would appreciate it.

Thank you for listening.


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* thoughts and prayers needed
03/03/06 07:48 PM
* hey janey--
little bear
03/05/06 10:43 PM
* Re: hey janey--
03/06/06 09:06 AM
* Re: thoughts and prayers needed
03/05/06 09:49 AM
* Re: thoughts and prayers needed *DELETED* *DELETED*
03/04/06 04:18 PM
* Shelby
03/05/06 09:03 AM
* Re: thoughts and prayers needed *DELETED*
03/05/06 07:14 AM
* TeeCee
03/05/06 09:08 AM
* Thank you all
03/04/06 10:02 AM
* I am praying for you both! -nt-
03/04/06 09:42 AM
* Good thoughts coming your way
03/04/06 08:25 AM
* Janey, you are in my thoughts.....
03/04/06 07:49 AM
* *HUG*
03/04/06 05:36 AM
* Not familiar with addictions but I will be praying...I am so sorry.~nt~
03/04/06 05:36 AM
* I'm so sorry, will be praying for her and for you. nt
03/03/06 08:40 PM
* Re: thoughts and prayers needed
03/03/06 08:35 PM
* Melissa
03/04/06 10:10 AM
* Re: Melissa
03/06/06 07:50 PM
* Re: thoughts and prayers needed
03/04/06 08:30 AM
* Re: thoughts and prayers needed
03/06/06 07:45 PM
* Sort of familiar...
03/03/06 10:00 PM
* You Got It, Girlfriend
03/03/06 08:13 PM
* Thanks Bev
03/03/06 08:16 PM
* This is a tough one.
03/03/06 08:12 PM
* Kate
03/03/06 08:18 PM

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