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Old 10-18-2007, 07:17 PM   #1
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Any advice??

I think my husband is addicted to hydrocodone. I knew he had taken some on and off but was always honest with me about it until recently... I found some of the pills but he did not know I did. So, I asked him if he had gotten any more and he said no. I am not sure how much he is taking but the pills are 7.5 mg/750 mg. What is the "usual" prescribed amount given? What are the signs of addition to hydrocodone? I am not sure what to do or how to help.

 
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Old 10-18-2007, 07:55 PM   #2
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Re: Any advice??

Hey Annabell,
I think the hydro goes in doses of 5, 7.5 and 10. The higher number is the tylenol part. Having been addicted to them myself, I would bet he is. He does't want you to know he has any and it's probably because he doesn't want to share if you would take occasionally for pain (like my husband did) and he doesn't want you to know he's addicted. I never told anyone of my addiction, but it would have been such a relief if my husband would have confronted me about it and offered help. That's what you need to do. Tell him you saw the hydro and wonder why he felt the need to lie about it. Tell him you suspect he is addicted and you are there to help him in any way possible to get off the drug. You've already taken a step by posting on this board. Do some research as to what is available in your area to help him. I went cold turkey, alone and going to work thru it. I was not taking high amts of the hydro but I was taking it every day for 2 yrs. My withdrawal was not as bad as it is for people that take more pills. The dose is just one pill. I can almost bet he is not taking just one at a time. It's very hard to admit you're an addict so he may not fess up to it or say he has it under control. Hope this helps. Best wishes.
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:57 PM   #3
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Re: Any advice??

THANK YOU grannyo for your honesty and advice! I am pretty sure that he will not tell me the truth of his usage/abuse. If he does lie, I will feel even more lost in how to help him. I don't know who to turn to and what I need to do for my kids.

 
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