Pill to end prescription drug addiction?

by Kelly

My brother-in-law admitted that he was addicted to prescription drugs. However, he has since taken a pill and that has supposedly made him not addicted anymore.

Is there even a pill out there that will magically make him no longer addicted?

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Suboxone can help with prescription addiction.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Kelly,

There is a pill that can help with opiate prescription drug addiction, but it does not CURE it. Suboxone is a new drug to help opiate addiction (OxyContin, Vicodin, Hydrocodone, Etc.). It helps the addict control their craving for the opiate.

Suboxone should NEVER be purchased on the street because it is as addictive as all of the other opiates if not administered correctly.

Because Suboxone is also an opiate it is imperative that your brother-in-law ONLY take it when prescribed by a doctor or addiction counselor. If he is buying on the street and taking it, he is just addicted to a different pill and is still an opiate addict.

There is NO cure for prescription drug addiction! It is a disease of the brain and the drug takes over and controls EVERYTHING the addict does and says.

It can only be managed when the addict is "in recovery". What does that mean? It usually means that they get drug treatment and attend meetings at least two or three times a week for a year or more to LEARN how not to use drugs. They re-train their brain to use opiates. It is a lot of work but many have found great success.

I recommend that you and your sister (his wife) attend Al-anon or Celebrate Recovery Meetings (held at many churches), so you both can learn what you're dealing with and how to really help. The more you know about his problem the less likely you are to be fooled by what he says.

He needs treatment and he MUST go to AA, NA or Celebrate Recovery meetings to get control over his terrible disease.

Good Luck!

Debbie

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