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    Man Concerned About His Wife Abusing Opiate Painkillers

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    Man Concerned About His Wife Abusing Opiate Painkillers

    Caller: 27-year old man calling on behalf of his wife

    Problem: Opiate painkillers addiction

    Seeking: Inpatient long-term treatment with one on one counseling programs

    Reason(s): The man is worried that his wife is struggling with an opiate painkiller addiction. According to the man, his wife does not even drink any alcohol, but she may be running into problems with opiate painkillers. The man said, “The doctor prescribed pretty heavy painkillers because she was having …female problems. Something that was apparently exceedingly painful but really nothing that they wanted to perform surgery for at the time. Well, she started taking those painkillers and at first, those really knocked her loopy. She is not a big girl and does not drink or smoke, so I was not surprised that these opiate painkillers knocked her on her keister. However, after she became rather used to having these opiate painkillers in her system, she began to take more and more of them….almost as though she thought I would not notice. She would take more every day, than originally recommended. At first it would be half a tablet extra, she would grab a steak knife and try to cut them in half. Nowadays she is downing several at a time.” According to the caller, his wife has been back to the doctor several times, trying to have more opiate painkillers prescribed. He said that when this did not work, she ended up getting some from friends and family. He said, “I mean at that point she was just grabbing whatever she could, as long as it was somewhat similar, she would not care it seemed like. Now I am just left wondering what I can do – I need to get her help but have no idea where to look for it, but I do know it needs to happen now for as long as it takes to get her back to herself…”

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