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Re: add, & addiction

Posted by MelindaJ on July 12, 1999, at 10:59:48

In reply to Re: paxil, ritalin, add, & addiction, posted by SB on July 10, 1999, at 14:02:12

Dear SB and all,

I'm looking for some basic information concerning ADD and addictions to prescription drugs. I'm concerned about my ex; he's an adult with ADHD although he's never been formally diagnosed. As an RN, he was able to get access to a variety of drugs. It appears that he's primarily addicted to a combination of Xanax and Lortab. His dependence on these drugs increased when he was diagnosed with Hepatitis C. He recently was hospitalized following an "accidental" overdose with a myriad of stockpiled drugs. However, the medical community was very careful not to label him as "addicted" in any of his records. I'm interested in discussing what role (for those of you who feel you may be addicted) your doctors/medical community may have played in your addiction. I want to understand what my ex is going thru and how best to help him and improve the quality of his relationship with our daughter. Please e-mail me confidentially if you prefer.




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