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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 5:03 pm 
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I have a 16 almost 17 YOA daughter. I feel an overwhelming need to talk to her about the seriousness of prescription pills. She knows I'm on suboxone but even I, a grown, educated woman, never realized, or maybe didn't want to, that I wasn't doing anything different than heroin. My "heroin" was prescribed and I got it at Walgreens. But the stories all end the same. The thing is she always thinks I or her dad are lecturing here when really I just want her to know how simple it was to happen And how dangerous that is. I remember being 11ish and I had been prescribed a cough syrup with Codiene. I remember the doctor telling my mom it had Codiene in it. I remember liking the way it felt and when I was t sick anymore there was still a lot left and if I couldn't sleep I can remember sneaking into kitchen and drinking a little.. Then when I was older and I rem weed Codiene and had heard the word more etc I looked it up at library or something and learned exactly what had for my attention when I was so young. I just don't want her to disregard what I'm saying because it "annoys" her.. Ideas?


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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 11:21 pm 
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Hello Aginn10,
Although I have no kids myself, Ive had the chance to talk with many about this. You and your husband both should sit your teen down and geve her that facts on opiate addiction.

With herion and pills everywhere, with so many young people deing everyday, why wait another day???
This addiction can and does happen to anyone. The seeming largest group are young people 18 to 24 yrs of age ,although all age groups are effected.
Im fortunate enough to work as a volunteer locally at our clinic 3 evenings a week . Most fall into the 18 to 30 year old group. All on sub, most doing well. But education is the key here. Stop it before it ever starts. She needs to hear it from You Mom.

You know what to do . You ve said it yourself in your post. Just do it. Get her attention on day soon and talk. She may say "oh mom", but keep talking.
I also warn parents by asking them and there kids to read the Huffington Post s Dying to be Free " the best artical ever written imo on just what opiate addiction is and the ups and downs of recovery. Hope you give it a look.

These are just my suggestions an opinions. Its just that ive seen death from this disease up close here in our city.

Good luck.....razor.


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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 12:07 am 
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Thanks razor I'm totally gonna go check it out. Thanks for taking the time. :)


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