I've lost everything - got into the painkiller thing and got addicted

Posted by rgreer @rgreer, Sep 8, 2012

Ineed help so much,I lost everything that has ment anything to me.Iam 63 years I was married for 35 years I acidently got into the painkiller thing and got addicted.I took care of my mother till she died,and by my own fault ,and one day took a pill of hers,well the rest is history.cause of the drugs I lost it all my job my wife my friends.Ilove my wife more than life it self,but she will have nothing to do with me.We have 3 girls together.we had it all I just can’t go on I can not stand to see her with someone else,Please some one help me,or talk to me,before I do some thing. Rick

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Hello, Rgreer, Sorry to hear your problem. But stay positive. It will be all good …soon. Well what to say..things like this happen. But please don’t loose hope. Why don’t you give it a fresh start. may be you have made many mistakes..may be you have not done some things right, but you know what ? Forget it! Start new. You may also want to talk to a counselor or some one ? If you don’t have acess talk to a doctor at http://www.doctorspring.com or something similar where you can get help online. Or just talk to some friends ? Anyway stay positive. Cheer up buddy !

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I noticed you have not updated…..hoping you found some help. My help? Three words for you: twelve step group! God bless…….

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Hi Rgreer, I empathize what everything has happened to you. See if you can find a hobby you can concentrate to do at least some minutes a day. Focus on how you can improve your hobby. Participate in group activity. Reward yourself when job well done. Tell yourself that you are good everyday. Set a goal to achieve and thrive. Make plan every week. Get help to build positive energy. Make friends who are positive. See if this will work.

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Please know others, like a friend of mine, have suffered the same. She is alone but is getting more care from her friends. All will be well.

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Hi Rgreer, were you able to get off the pills? If not, that’s the first thing you have to do. There is a lot of help out there for you. You have to decide to find it and go for it! I’ve been at a similar place; however, when I realized I was starting to like that pain killer I decided to stop it and by the Grace of God I did it by myself. But I was only taking that pill about 3 weeks so it was much easier than if I’d been taking it overtime. Go for the help!!!! It’s all out there, whatever the help you may need…..family counseling/addiction help, etc. I wish you the best but life will go on, with or without you so don’t do anything stupid as your life is meaningfull and worth living and fighting for! So fight!!

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Rick two sources outside of Mayo that may help you To speak with someone directly at this location, please call 217-726-6611 their address is: 3050 Montvale Dr. Springfield, IL 62704 and
Family Guidance Centers at Triangle Center at (217) 544-9858. I agree with other posts the best treatment has a spiritual approach and I found a great program a little out of your way that is certainly worth a call Nest at number on their website 877-504-3306 http://www.bestdrugrehabilitation.com/treatment-phases/faith-based-recovery/

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Dearest Rgreer…I felt pain as I read your post. I am 59, married for 33 years, 3 kids, and multiple mental disabilities. I strongly encourage you to address one problem at a time with a qualified physician, a family practice person can guide your health issues and from there you’ll get referrals as you tackle one problem at a time. Soon one problem begins to address the whole picture and you’ll begin to understand where you start and the disorders begin. This in itself will help you on your road to recovery. I haven’t given the support or advice I can after living with and being treated for major depressive disorder, psychosis, bipolar disorder, agoraphobia, and chronic isolation. I use multiple sources (our county MH clinic, a psychiatrist, and will see a new fam pract. physician this week. I hope together they can help me. Last March I had 13 ect treatments, but that’s another story. I’m not making any sort of recommendation one way or another but “think” I feel better. Still lonely, sad, and difficult to write about myself. Keep praying, I will pray for you, and I hope some of this made sense. Good luck.

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Rgreer, I’m not sure how this works but my name should appear: oplifetrials on the following reply. Hope I get better at this and again, take care of yourself.

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Dear Rick,

It is indeed sad to hear what you have gone through, but please remember that your life is much more important than what you are thinking right now. I’m sure things will turn out absolutely fine going forward. You just need to take some time off from your thoughts and start engaging in other activities. Travel, watch movies, take a break and stop overthinking about problems. You can also try online counselling and you will start feeling better in no time…

Hope to see you smiling soon.

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@bonjugal

Dear Rick,

It is indeed sad to hear what you have gone through, but please remember that your life is much more important than what you are thinking right now. I’m sure things will turn out absolutely fine going forward. You just need to take some time off from your thoughts and start engaging in other activities. Travel, watch movies, take a break and stop overthinking about problems. You can also try online counselling and you will start feeling better in no time…

Hope to see you smiling soon.

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Welcome to Connect, @bonjugal. We look forward to getting to know you. Can you tell us a bit about yourself?

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@bonjugal

Dear Rick,

It is indeed sad to hear what you have gone through, but please remember that your life is much more important than what you are thinking right now. I’m sure things will turn out absolutely fine going forward. You just need to take some time off from your thoughts and start engaging in other activities. Travel, watch movies, take a break and stop overthinking about problems. You can also try online counselling and you will start feeling better in no time…

Hope to see you smiling soon.

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I’m a healthcare professional from India. I’m working with a small team here to improve the quality & accessibility of healthcare by driving awareness.

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@bonjugal

Dear Rick,

It is indeed sad to hear what you have gone through, but please remember that your life is much more important than what you are thinking right now. I’m sure things will turn out absolutely fine going forward. You just need to take some time off from your thoughts and start engaging in other activities. Travel, watch movies, take a break and stop overthinking about problems. You can also try online counselling and you will start feeling better in no time…

Hope to see you smiling soon.

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How wonderful, @bonjugal! I’m one of the moderators on Connect, and I too, am originally from India. Could you tell us what brought you to Connect?

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