Addiction To Sleeping Pills

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Registered: 01-25-2005
Addiction To Sleeping Pills
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Wed, 01-21-2009 - 2:59pm

My H and I are in the same house, but I consider myself seperated. Here is my latest dilemma: He takes huge amounts of sleeping pills and then denies it.

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Registered: 05-24-2004
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 3:33pm

I don't know a whole lot about sleeping pills aside from people can become dependent on them and then have a need to take them every night

Solazzo

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Registered: 01-25-2005
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 3:38pm
He takes them everyday and in large amounts each time. He has overdosed on them to a point where I should have called 911. He doesn't use them to get to sleep. He uses them in an abusive manner. It is part of his destructive behavior.
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Registered: 05-24-2004
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 3:55pm

I have to wonder what perk a person gets out of taking too many sleeping pills...they are not a narcotic, they don't make you high.


Why not call 911 the next time he does that? I mean if he's taken into hospital for overdosing there will be a psych consult and at the very least the Dr. giving him the prescription would be aware of it. I also wonder how he can continue to abuse sleeping pills at all being that if a Dr. prescribes 1 pill a day and gives you a 30 or 60 day supply, you can't take more than 1 everyday without having to get a new 'script before they are supposed to have run out. What about calling the prescribing Dr. and advising him of the abuse of the 'script. I'm pretty sure the Dr. would rather his patient is tired than dead.


Why are you living in the same house? Seems to me that there's some big manipulation and attention seeking going on with him. Are you supposed to feel sorry for him or what? He's creating a very toxic environment for you and anyone else in the household.

Solazzo

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Registered: 01-25-2005
Wed, 01-21-2009 - 11:27pm
The pills are over the counter not prescription. I recently contacted my physician (Also his) and told her what he is doing. I imagine this will influence her decision to prescribe pain meds, etc.. It has nothing to do with sleeping issues, just manipulation. All his behavior is toxic. . There is no medical reason for the drugs.
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Registered: 07-13-2008
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 12:11pm
It sounds like you H is depressed and is trying to escape. Depressed folks like
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Registered: 01-25-2005
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 12:37pm
That is part of it. He doesn't do it to sleep. He does it to hurt himself and also to guage my response. I am done with him. He has betrayed me in every possible way: porn, cheating, self abuse, mental abuse etc. It usually results in him violently vomiting or in some cases flailing around. He lives for manipulation and deception. I know the rest of our family deserves so much better.
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Registered: 05-24-2004
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 7:16pm

Unfortunately you don't seem to have any choice other than to respond by calling 911 and letting them deal with it if he overdoses again.


Hugs,

Solazzo


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