Mom's addicted to anti anxiety meds and we don't know where to go. No help from doctors or hospitals. What can we do? - AgingCare.com

Mom's addicted to anti anxiety meds and we don't know where to go. No help from doctors or hospitals. What can we do?

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she has frequent visits to hospitals when we try to control meds.

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I found this link: http://nihseniorhealth.gov/drugabuse/treatingsubstanceabuse/01.html

Look for a geriatrician or geriatric psychiatrist for help. Good luck.
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shes 86 and wants to take her meds wrong and more than what Drs can give. Shes been on them for at least 40 years!!? 20 of which have been a nightmare for us. frequent trips to ers to get them on demand?She believes they are for pain.Have called several places DR, medicare, and health services. no answers??
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I feel your pain! But more information is needed in order to offer suggestions.
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Way to go Capt. I bet you have already got the design worked out! I told my co-workers when I was working at hospice that when it was my turn I wanted one of those big bottles of liquid Morphine
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a year ago the local hospital tried to admit my mother to an addiction recovery unit to wean her off hydrocodone. they done a complete reversal when medicare told them to cram it. if i make it to 81 yrs old ill snort lines of heroin 5 times a day if i choose to.
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Sorry can't answer this without more information about your Mom's state of health, age, mental status, independence and anything else you can think of. An addiction can't just be stopped by taking away the pills. If someone has an anxiety disorder they need the medication end of story. This needs an intervention and advice from a medical professional. Do you know what she is taking and the dosage we can at least tell you if that would be a reasonable prescription. get back and we can help with the background info.
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