December 28, 2010 at 5:22 pm #97140
AnonymousInactiveDecember 28, 2010 at 5:22 pmPost count: 14413
Hes not selling them but i wouldnt doubt it if he’s handing them out to friends. Ive found pill residue in his bathroom. He has had an addiction to oxys in the past. It just seems like anything he can crush or take in large quantities he will take. When we first got together 2yrs ago, he was taking over the counter sleep aid. A bottle a day. (theres 30 pills in a bottle, 900 pills a month).Which is about 100 dollars a month. He was also stealing klonopin (spelling?) from my mum. He took about 40 in the first week he was here. I just pray that this rxlocker works. He was diagnosed as a kid with ADD. So i’m not sure if he feels better when taking the ritalin or its just a way to get high.REPORT ABUSEDecember 28, 2010 at 6:31 pm #97141
turboMemberDecember 28, 2010 at 6:31 pmPost count: 89
I’m not a doctor but from what you describe it sounds to me like he may still have an addiction problem. From what I’ve read, 90 Ritalin in 5 days is NOT a typical dosage for ADD improvement.
Has he ever been in rehab to actually kick the habit? Not to put any more on your plate, but perhaps it’s time?
Has he ever admitted it is a problem and he’d like help with it?
What I would say, is that it is NOT normal for a person to have to lock up their meds (or money, or jewellery, or keys, or…) from their spouse. Although I hope the med locker works, I think it’s important to realize that it’s just a band-aid and NOT a solution.
If your spouse is giving or selling the pills to friends there are possible legal consequences, and if he’s abusing them himself there is the issue of his personal safety, as well as your kids and any family members who are with him.REPORT ABUSEDecember 28, 2010 at 10:27 pm #97142
AnonymousInactiveDecember 28, 2010 at 10:27 pmPost count: 14413
Scatterkat- I had the same problem at one point & I am also on adderall … you have the right idea locking the meds up at work, I had to start carrying the med in my purse that way it was with me when i was away from home & i made a point of keeping it within eye site when i was at home (it was my brother, so i guess i don’t know how effective this would be in your case with a husband) I do have a few suggestions for you on weekends….
I know my Dr. wants me to “rest” every now and then from the med, so I try to skip sundays, how ever i know that it is hard to get things done when i’m off my meds so sunday seems to be a good “lazy day” for me.
here are a few other ideas you might be able to use – I found a key chain that just looks like a tiny solid silver tube~ however it is hollow , and just big enough for just one dose of my meds… since i do not share my keys (car & house) with anyone, and I always keep them with me & outta sight it makes for a good hiding spot- i also find it is handy if I forget to pack my meds for an overnight trip- then i have a dose handy. you could also get a necklace that is made for nitroglycerin pills … i think that should be big enough for 1 or 2 adderall pills & then it is always around your neck. the other thing you could do is carry (in your purse)a small bottle of over-the-counter meds (like asprin or zantec) and stash your weekend meds in there (never more then what you need, so if he does discover them then you will know right away) make sure to keep the actual pills that the bottle is labled- hopefully he won’t bother to look since they don’t do anything for him… just remember not to let him see you take them!
now the other thing i would do if he finds your weekend meds & takes them then take something from him that is vital for his day (even better if it screws up his work day) like hide all of his left shoes, or his car keys, take all his cash & credit cards, take his work ID, &/or all of his legal ID’s, or if he works with tools take the most used tools (you get the idea) and bring them to work with you… when he gets upset/pissed off or what ever then you tell him that you didn’t think he would mind, cause that is what he is doing to you when he steals your meds… he is taking your “tools” that you need to function & be productive! Sometimes the only way to get through to an addict is to [email protected]#$-up their day!
I have to agree with some of the other peoples advice to kick his ass out & change the locks…. that is a good way to teach him… but if you don’t think you can do that then i hope my ideas help you out! Good Luck!REPORT ABUSEMarch 20, 2011 at 6:41 pm #97143
Lindstr7MemberMarch 20, 2011 at 6:41 pmPost count: 103
NiSidhi – re: “However, it is also possible that her husband has developed an addiction which complicates the situation, in that he’s self-medicating for some reason.”
Is Adderall addictive?REPORT ABUSEMarch 23, 2011 at 8:17 pm #97144
AnonymousInactiveMarch 23, 2011 at 8:17 pmPost count: 14413
adderall great video on medications………….REPORT ABUSE
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