You are not alone. Getting out and going to lots of 12-Step meetings, getting a sponsor and engaging fully in a program of recovery will help you a lot.
Also, keep in close contact with your physician and pay attention to good principles of wellness such as nutrition and exercise, and this period of discomfort will soon pass. The tincture of time is your solution.View Thread
Your boyfriend may be exhibiting some characteristics of a certain type of alcoholic as described in the chapter "The Doctor's Opinion" of Alcoholics Anonymous. If you read this chapter, you can decide for yourself.
It would also be a good idea for you to candidly tell your boyfriend how his drinking affects you. This may encourage him to see his doctor regarding additional information for himself.View Thread
Any misuse of a medical prescription for a controlled substance constitutes a felony in most states. I would suggest you contact the Drug Enforcement Agency for further information on this issue.View Thread
With cannabis, it takes time - more time than three weeks but not forever. The key is to stay clean and sober and work a program of recovery so you don't get back into smoking again.
It's hard to say exactly when your urine drug screens will be clean on a consistent basis, but try to hang in there and think in terms of long-term sobriety. Try not to get discouraged and wait a little longer. Remember, the tincture of time works.View Thread
Depending on the substance you are referring to, the current urine drug testing methods can tweak out interfering substances (like ibuprofen) as a culprit as a positive urine drug test when the specimen is then submitted for a confirmatory test.
Parameters such as urine creatanine, specific gravity and ph are measured so the medical review officer can know for sure that the urine specimen is a valid one.
Some substances (like cannabis) can remain in the fat stores and come out from time to time in previously heavy users. It may take a long time for the urine to become completely clean on a consistent basis.
You can optimize your outcome by being honest and reporting all prescription and non-prescription drug use when you test and have honest heart-to-heart discussions with your case worker and even your medical review officer.
Lastly, taking ibuprofen like candy for your migraine headaches does not sound like a good idea to me. In fact, this could make your headache worse. I'd suggest you speak with your doctor about this.View Thread
If you read "The Doctor's Opinion" section in the Big Book of Alcoholic Anonymous, you will get a better understanding of how alcohol affects certain people. Since that opinion was first written, we have come a long way in understanding the metabolism of alcohol in certain people and the propensity of some to have adverse reactions to alcohol because of certain genetic influences.
However,the bottom line for you seems to be that you might be well-served to seek the opinion of your physician for further help.View Thread
Your friend sounds like he has an addiction to opiates. I would encourage him to try to continue seeking help because chemical dependency treatment will help him.
Sometimes simply seeking the help of a primary care physician is the answer. Your friend is probably having a hard time because opiates can have a very powerful effect on anyone who has been taking them for a long time.
Your friend's pupils are small because he is using opiates.View Thread