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Posted by Karen on July 03, 2000 at 22:28:18:

In Reply to: girlfriend addicted to lortab posted by cnbj on July 03, 2000 at 00:20:06:

I am very familiar with Lortab. What reason is your girlfriend giving her doctor that he is prescribing it. Is she actually in any pain for any condition? It's very hard to get off of pain medication once you're addicted to it. Unless she wants to stop, nothing you say will affect her. I do believe she just can't stop. Yes, you can go "cold turkey", however, it's too difficult with the withdrawal symptoms. If you see her on a daily basis, my advice to you is this: She cannot be in control by having the bottle of pills in her possession. First of all, how many pills does she have to take in a day? Figuratively speaking, say she takes 8 pills a would have to have the whole prescription in your possession only. She can get off of them on a tapering down regimen. But you would have to give her x amount each day and no more. It would take about a month, but she can get off of them if you would like to help her out in this way. But most importantly, she would have to go along with you and if she really loves you and doesn't want to lose you, she just might listen to you. I think I can be of further help to both of you but let me know if she actually does have pain, for what condition, how many pills is she now taking on a daily basis, and does she have any stress in her life.

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