Here we go again...found pills in backpack

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Here we go again...found pills in backpack
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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 7:33am

Hopefully I'll get some quick advice today.

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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 8:42am

I'm sorry, conmama. There's places online that can help you identify the pills - drugs.com is one - but you'd probably need an imprint of some type. I think a pharmacist may be able to identify the pills, but possibly only if they are prescription pills. It would be worth a shot. FWIW I think you're doing the right thing in not letting him drive, period, since you don't know when and if he may be under the influence. When

Pam
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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 12:06pm

Hi Pam,

You think things are going along almost OK..then bam!

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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 1:34pm

http://www.fdisk.com/cgi-bin/add/youknow.pl

ou know you have ADD when...you sit down to pee and twenty minutes later, have dog-eared all the pages in your catalog and are wondering why your legs have fallen asleep.

You know you have ADD when... you go to take out the trash and actually throw your i-pod away because you had it in the same hand as the trash. Even though you reminded yourself to put your i-pod in the other hand because you would forget and throw it away (TRUE STORY!!) 

You know you have ADD when...you can't tell the difference between not wanting to do something because it's boring and not wanting to do it because it's too much work. The second one is depression, hun.

You know you have ADD when...some days you just want to frickin' scream!!!! because you are who you are... and other folks just refuse to accept it. "If you'd only try harder" GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!

You know you have ADD when...you decide to stop taking your Adderall during your last semester of college because you wanted to finish on your own. It is now a year later and you are in your 3rd "last" semester of college. Everyone else thinks you just don't want to graduate_ but really you're just too stubborn to take your meds again. 

You know you have ADD when...You are supposed to be writing a paper at this moment but you can't find the notes you think you took on what to write about. They went over it in class again a week ago but you were too busy trying to balance a sheet of paper on a pencil and the pencil on the notebook you were supposed to be writing this stuff down on. You try to call a classmate, but have very few classmate's numbers. you end up calling some random person who's number is in the notebook where the notes should have been, but when he answers you have no idea who it is, even when he tells you his name. So instead of writing the paper you decide to go ride your bike but end up on this site instead. 

You know you have ADD when...You get a call from someone and you take a very important message for them. When you hang up the phone you forget who the person was and what the message was about. The only thing you remember is that it was important. So I end up telling my boss I had a very important message but I dont know what it was about or who it was from. I thought he might be able to narrow it down some 

You know you have ADD when...You only read as far as "cold" in the ingredients for jello pudding and proceed to use cold water instead of cold milk... Then get pissed and throw the whole mess away and start over, only to read only as far as "cold" and use cold water once again... luckily I got it right on the 3rd try... 

You know you have ADD when...You've taken a med for 4 years, yet simply stop taking it for 3 weeks because you completely forgot you were on it. (true!) 

ou know you have ADD when...act like u r on speed but u r not but should be and if u were u wouldnt act like it

You know you have ADD when...you're referred to as being "quirky"

You know you have ADD when...pot and alcohol are the only things that will turn off the chatter in your head

You know you have ADD when...you start to read all of these, show you parents because they don't belive you have ADD, then they yell at you because you were supposed to be cleaning your room! 

You know you have ADD when...you drink the Pespi Max with double the caffeine of normal Pepsi and realize that rather than making you more hyper you actually become more focused on what you are doing be it homework or deciphering the pictures on the walls

You know you have ADD when...You go to be diagnosed for ADD; you go to fill out the medical forms and ask the doctor where's the pen? He says "at the top of the clipboard". You ask again, "where's the pen", and he replies with the same answer, at this point, you realize it's AT THE TOP OF THE CLIPBOARD!!! true story

You know you have ADD when...it looks like you're going to be getting fired or at the least, laid off, all for reasons directly caused by your ADD but there's no way to prove that you're not "just being a slacker." sigh 

You know you have ADD when...everyone warns you about HOW ADDICTIVE Adderall or Ritalin is, and you haven't remembered to take it in the past 2 weeks. Hmmm.... Addictive? I don't know too many smokers who forget to light up... EVER! 

You know you have ADD when...You sneak out of work a couple of hours early because you got more done today than everyone else did in three days, then you go out in the yard even though you know it is a bad idea because you have Kung Fu class in an hour, you can’t make yourself stop weeding (I swear I will only weed what I can reach but I keep taking one more step and then there are all the other weeds I can reach again) and come in the house 15 minutes before class (which is 20 minutes away)and you run around like crazy trying to get the clothes both for class and for meeting your friend after class for coffee and you realize you are not going to make it because you haven’t done the wash and don’t have enough clean underwear (but you do have 42 pairs of really cute shoes with matching hand bags) so you sign on line to send an email to your Kung Fu teacher, find an email from your friend canceling the coffee date, get really annoyed because you could have made it if you hadn’t had to get two sets of clothes and if only you would have signed on line instead of weeding you would have known that. Then an hour later you remember that the coffee date was for tomorrow night and not tonight. How do we live through this day after day????? 

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Tue, 10-18-2011 - 2:45pm
I'm sorry I can't remember, has there been pills before?
I can't think of any prescription pills I've ever seen with no identifying marks at all. I think the pharmacist is your best bet- keep in mind he likely won't let you have them back and if it's something homemade you could get reported and get a visit.
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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 4:41pm

conmama,

here's what I'd do for real.

I would wait till he goes to school tomorrow and then I'd strip his room of practically everything.

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Wed, 10-19-2011 - 7:55pm

conmama,

i've been following your story for some time now.

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Fri, 10-21-2011 - 10:43pm

sabr, why'd you write all of this?

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Sat, 10-22-2011 - 12:51am

Because I can see Con's son in each and every statement these people have made about their themselves, their lives, and how they are treated, & hoped she might be able to also.

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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 12:29pm

Hi, I'm back.

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Mon, 10-24-2011 - 12:59pm
I know how you feel, conmama. BTDT with both the boys before. Sometimes it's just too exhausting and you've got to let it go for awhile. After Jason got out of treatment for his eating disorder the first time dh and I headed to Mexico for 4 days. I mean we left literally 2 days after he was released. We were just so emotionally weary. You and your dh ought to think about getting away, even if it's just for an overnight somewhere.
Pam

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