Signs someones addicted to pain pills?
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Ardsley, NY

#22 Jun 2, 2012
j money wrote:
Surely do anything else u wanna say loser
Yeah haha your still fd up on drugs just ask your ex that's why she left

Huntington, WV

#23 Jun 8, 2012
Look at their eyes. If they r glassy or hazy or glazed over or just seem a little off they r on something. Pain pills make u itch n can make u hot. Sniffing is a sign that they r snorting them or rubbing their nose alot. Grinding teeth.
Tru dat

Saint Albans, WV

#24 Jun 9, 2012
They suck d*ck for pills or pill money.
shouldbeeasytose e

Chester, VA

#25 Jun 9, 2012
Half the tristate is , should be recognizable
nice guy

United States

#26 Oct 3, 2012
So i got a known pain pill addicted friend what can i look for to tell if he's high?

United States

#27 Oct 3, 2012
Well if you have to get on topix asking about itthen chances are, that person isd on them lol..

“Think Like an Animal”

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Planet Earth

#28 Oct 3, 2012
Thousands of Americans rely on prescription painkillers for the relief of pain and discomfort from ailments such as headaches, menstrual cramps, surgery recovery or lingering pain from an injury. Unfortunately however, for many, this reliance on medication can easily and unknowingly turn into physical dependence.

The scary fact is that the most commonly prescribed drugs including OxyContin, Vicodin, Methadone, Darvocet, Lortab, Lorcet and Percocet, while offering relief from pain, can also cause individuals' bodies to start "needing" the drugs in order to feel normal, and the result is the new, even more challenging situation of chemical dependency. Here are ten warning signs to watch for if you think someone you know may be experiencing a dependency on these drugs.

1. Usage Increase - Over time, it is common for individuals taking prescription medications to grow tolerant to the effects of their prescribed dose. If someone you know seems to be increasing his/her dose over time, this is an indication that the amount they were taking is no longer providing them relief.

2. Change in Personality - Changes in a person's normal behavior can be a sign of dependency. Shifts in energy, mood, and concentration may occur as every day responsibilities become secondary to the need for the relief the prescription provides.

3. Social Withdrawal - A person experiencing a dependency problem may withdraw from family, friends and other social interaction.

4. Ongoing Use - Continued usage after a medical condition has improved will result in the person needing extensions on his/her prescription. The person might talk of how they are "still feeling pain" and need just a little longer on the medication in order to get well. He or she might also complain frequently about the doctors who refused to write the prescription for one reason or another.

5. Time Spent on Obtaining Prescriptions - A dependant person will spend large amounts of time driving great distances and visiting multiple doctors to obtain the drugs. Watch for signs that he or she seems preoccupied with a quest for medication, demonstrating that the drug has become their top priority.

6. Change in Daily Habits and Appearance - Personal hygiene may diminish as a result of a drug addiction. Sleeping and eating habits change, and a person may have a constant cough, runny nose and red, glazed eyes.

7. Neglects Responsibilities - A dependent person may call in sick to work more often, and neglect household chores and bills.

8. Increased Sensitivity - Normal sights, sounds and emotions might become overly stimulating to the person. Hallucinations, although perhaps difficult to monitor, may occur as well.

9. Blackouts and Forgetfulness - Another clear indication of dependence is when the person regularly forgets events that have taken place and appears to be suffering blackouts.

10. Defensiveness - When attempting to hide a drug dependency, abusers can become very defensive if they feel their secret is being discovered. They might even react to simple requests or questions by lashing out.

Prescriptions to pain medication can be safe when taken according to the doctor's instructions and are carefully monitored. However, it is important to recognize that they can also be very dangerous. Remember that dependency is a disease that can exhibit itself to even the most cautious individual. Therefore, anyone who is prescribed pain medications should take extra precautions to avoid the debilitating effects a dependency can have and watch for the warning signs.

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Huntington, WV

#29 Oct 3, 2012
I have cold balls,and need the pain pills.

“Think Like an Animal”

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Since: Jul 12

Planet Earth

#30 Oct 4, 2012
Bobolay wrote:
I have cold balls,and need the pain pills.

I know you have socks. Grab one and place your balls in it. You need to warm them up, you don't need pain pills. XOXOXOXO

PS you're expected at dinner this weekend and no you may not sit at the table with your balls in a sock.

Dunbar, WV

#31 Oct 5, 2012
That answers that one, how about a cup

“Think Like an Animal”

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Planet Earth

#32 Oct 5, 2012
KFC wrote:
That answers that one, how about a cup

Can you please help me.....

I am a bit confused:)

“Think Like an Animal”

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Since: Jul 12

Planet Earth

#33 Oct 5, 2012
KFC wrote:
That answers that one, how about a cup

Took me a sec.....

Got it:)
Henry C

Proctorville, OH

#34 Oct 5, 2012
All of your shit disappears when they are around.

Grosse Pointe, MI

#35 Oct 27, 2013
My boyfriend is addicted and i want to help him Stop and i dont know many ways to tell if hes on drugs or not. Help
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Huntington, WV

#36 Oct 27, 2013
For the record, other illnesses, medication, and hereditary can cause the dark circles under eyes. the tell tale signs of stealing or lying to family and friends is the most evident.

They linger around enablers that make excuses for them. So don't enable a suspected druggie, tough love is the only way.

I hate drugs, they've ruined so many lives.:/ we as a community should kick that methadone clinic out of town. They are just making matters worse. Drug addicts need therapy not more drugs.:/

Huntington, WV

#37 Oct 27, 2013
I was addicted to drugs for 8 long, miserable years. I've been clean for 2, I've never been happier, but anyways. I asked my family how they even suspected it because I worked, spent time with them & went to school as well but they said it was noticeable in the end because I'd make excuses to leave family gatherings all the time & get very hostile when something little went wrong. Then, when I'd come back from a "trip" for a few minutes, everything would be okay. Also, they don't "have time" for anything they used to because, trust me, 80% of the time in addiction is searching for drugs or money for drugs. Things might go missing but not always. Don't let it get to that point, if you have a suspicion, point it out! If they get overly defensive, there's your answer. Sorry you're going through this because it's hell I know, I hate myself everyday for what I put my family through but now we're all closer than ever. Good luck.
My family arejunkies

New York, NY

#38 Oct 27, 2013
They are always broke no matter how much they bum or steal. Utilities get shut off, phone disconnected etc. always "having a tough time". I could write a book.

Glen Cove, NY

#39 Apr 15, 2016
U people sound like ur in kindergarten.

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