please help son addicted to opiates Herion and doin in rehb - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information >
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read





Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-24-2011, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Philly Pa
Posts: 6

please help son addicted to opiates Herion and doin in rehb


where is my God, my son is in rehab for Herion. the flags are raised that he is getting the s$%# there in rehab. Is this possible? OMG Please help
dkimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 03:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
Just livin' the dream
 
suki44883's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Somewhere Out There
Posts: 25,786
If you're saying you suspect he is getting heroin while in rehab, yes, it's possible. What is your proof? How old is your son? If he's an adult, there's not much you can do except report your suspicions to the rehab personnel.
__________________
We are stardust, we are golden, and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.
- Joni Mitchell


"We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words."
- Anna Sewell
suki44883 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 03:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Philly Pa
Posts: 6
God bless for replying. He is 22 YO he is a 1st timer in rehab because we, his parents forced it. he asked for money to get something from the vending machines. There is no vending machines there. Please help can these addicts get dope in rehab.?
dkimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 03:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
Just livin' the dream
 
suki44883's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Somewhere Out There
Posts: 25,786
Don't give him any money. He already has everything he needs there. Again, what proof do you have that he is getting heroin in rehab? Take your proof and inform the rehab personnel. Other than that, I don't know what else you can do.
__________________
We are stardust, we are golden, and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden.
- Joni Mitchell


"We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words."
- Anna Sewell
suki44883 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 03:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Philly Pa
Posts: 6
I really appreciate your replies. Thank you. We are so sad. We re so unsure of what to do. We do have calls in to the staff.
dkimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 03:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Dee74's Avatar
 

Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Australia
Posts: 181,406
Blog Entries: 1
I hope you can get some answers from the staff dkimer
Welcome to SR

D
__________________
Dee74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 03:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
Member
 
Pigtails's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1,193
I am sorry for your sadness and wish you luck and your son strength in recovering from his addiction. I don't know if he can get drugs while in rehab (I haven't been to rehab) but hopefully the staff have better answers for you. Best wishes to you and your son.
Pigtails is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 03:46 PM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Philly Pa
Posts: 6
Thank you sooooo much for replies. We are praying that this can not be happening but it doesn't seem right.
dkimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 04:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
PaperDolls's Avatar
 

Join Date: May 2004
Location: Midwest
Posts: 8,541
Blog Entries: 10
When I was in rehab I never saw drugs but there were plenty of people kicked out for using during their stay. So, yes, it is possible to get drugs in rehab. Unless of course, it's some sort of lock-down type of place. The place I went was not a lock-down.
__________________
PaperDolls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 04:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: cleveland, oho
Posts: 57
1st,, why do you think, he is on heroin in rehab?? Did you visit him? Was it his talk with you over the phone?? I have been to a couple rehabs. There are vending machines. But they dont HAVE to use them
ryanriley is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 06:18 PM   #11 (permalink)
~sb
 
sugarbear1's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: MD
Posts: 15,278
Did the staff doctor substitute another drug? Don't give him money. He's an adult. Please find a tough love group or al anon.
Prayers to you,
__________________
Someday it will all make sense, so laugh at confusion, smile through tears,
& remind yourself it All happens for a reason.


All Big Book quotes are from the 1st edition.
Linked with the permission of Alcoholics Anonymous World Services, Inc.

Sober since May 16, 2011
sugarbear1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2011, 07:20 PM   #12 (permalink)
1000 Post Club
 

Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Midwest USA
Posts: 2,284
Yes many rehabs have vending machines. The food is usually not very good and most folks get a few bucks for snacks. The rehab I went to had a Sat. night movie night (if we were good) and most people put in $5 to buy the pizza. If it's a locked down rehab it's not likely he is able to get drugs in there although it is possible. Most rehabs the patients are watched like hawks.
Justfor1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 04:48 AM   #13 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Philly Pa
Posts: 6
Thanks for your thoughts and replies. He currently is not taken any susbstitute drugs. We have seen him once during the only visting hours allowed and we were pleased with his responses and demeanor. He asked for money to use in the vending machines. we spoke to the counsler there who advised us that there are no vending machines. Waiting on a call from the staff now. Praying were wrong but .....
dkimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2011, 06:10 AM   #14 (permalink)
Member
 
ZenJen's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Twin Cities MN
Posts: 83
dkimer,
I'm 27 y/o and just got out of inpatient treatment (rehab) on the 15th after a 2wk stay (My mom and I got me there - longer story for another time).

I'd like to share a bit of my experience with you to hopefully give you some more perspective.

Upon entry, I was told to change into a hospital gown while my belongings and clothes were searched. This happened to everyone coming in. No visitors except for 2 hours on Sundays - and the visitors had to turn their pockets inside out before coming in, and anything they were carrying had to be searched.

Nonetheless, in my time there, three people were kicked out for using (like you said, flags were raised, and UA's were taken, and each person vanished the next day), and of the 30 or so people there, probably 15 were scolded more than once for smoking or having ciggs or a lighter (non-smoking facility within a hospital). Oh, and one girl had a visitor bring here a stuffed animal where it was discovered that some ciggs had been hidden in the animal's clothing.

There were only a few people there like me - people who were serious about their sobriety. Everyone else, regardless of their age (we had one 19 y/o, a bunch of us in our 20's, and a handful of 30+) engaged in some form of drama or another - nitpicking, gossiping, complaining, just generally acting like they were stuck in an enclosed junior high.
Luckilly, you got your own room w/only 1 roommate, and there was a cafeteria w/one TV and some board games, the daily newspaper, and a bookshelf. If you felt like keeping to yourself, there would be nothing stopping you from focusing on YOU.

We were often asked by the counselors if the daily drama seemed to be effecting our own recovery. I had to say that it certainly didn't help matters, but it was easy enough to ignore.

I get the feeling your son might be in a similar environment.
If that's the case, I encourage you to get him to remember that he's actually 22, not 12, and that rehab is for his all-around well-being to help him be a man, not a slave to a substance.
__________________

Kuroi says keep it chill people
ZenJen is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to ZenJen For This Useful Post:
Dee74 (10-25-2011)
Old 10-25-2011, 06:18 AM   #15 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South Wales, UK
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZenJen View Post
dkimer,
I'm 27 y/o and just got out of inpatient treatment (rehab) on the 15th after a 2wk stay (My mom and I got me there - longer story for another time).

I'd like to share a bit of my experience with you to hopefully give you some more perspective.

Upon entry, I was told to change into a hospital gown while my belongings and clothes were searched. This happened to everyone coming in. No visitors except for 2 hours on Sundays - and the visitors had to turn their pockets inside out before coming in, and anything they were carrying had to be searched.

Nonetheless, in my time there, three people were kicked out for using (like you said, flags were raised, and UA's were taken, and each person vanished the next day), and of the 30 or so people there, probably 15 were scolded more than once for smoking or having ciggs or a lighter (non-smoking facility within a hospital). Oh, and one girl had a visitor bring here a stuffed animal where it was discovered that some ciggs had been hidden in the animal's clothing.

There were only a few people there like me - people who were serious about their sobriety. Everyone else, regardless of their age (we had one 19 y/o, a bunch of us in our 20's, and a handful of 30+) engaged in some form of drama or another - nitpicking, gossiping, complaining, just generally acting like they were stuck in an enclosed junior high.
Luckilly, you got your own room w/only 1 roommate, and there was a cafeteria w/one TV and some board games, the daily newspaper, and a bookshelf. If you felt like keeping to yourself, there would be nothing stopping you from focusing on YOU.

We were often asked by the counselors if the daily drama seemed to be effecting our own recovery. I had to say that it certainly didn't help matters, but it was easy enough to ignore.

I get the feeling your son might be in a similar environment.
If that's the case, I encourage you to get him to remember that he's actually 22, not 12, and that rehab is for his all-around well-being to help him be a man, not a slave to a substance.
What a great answer, respect to you.
paulo is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to paulo For This Useful Post:
freshstart57 (10-25-2011), ZenJen (10-25-2011)
Old 10-25-2011, 07:35 AM   #16 (permalink)
Member
 

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Philly Pa
Posts: 6
ZenJen, Thanks appreciate the great feedback. Hope all is continuing to go well for you.
dkimer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:26 PM.