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Old 04-15-2008, 06:30 AM   #1
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Vicodin addiction in former alcoholic

An uncle of mine who was an alcoholic and marijuana smoker for well over 30 years is now addicted to Vicodin. My aunt says he is paranoid and moody and acts very bizarre. He denies the problem, but pssst, everyone is out to get him, he won't let my aunt make his food or coffee anymore, cause she is trying to poison him supposedly. He no longer drinks nor does illegal drugs. Does Vicodin affect a person like this? or is there some residual damage from the years of alcoholism? I tell her to call the men in white and have him a dementia test done. Ideas?

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Re: Vicodin addiction in former alcoholic

Sounds like what we alcoholics (recovering) call swapping the witch for the *****. As long as he has some mind altering drug to take away the fear and pain involved in addiction he will continue to self-destruct and cause much pain to all around him. So until he gets to his rock bottom, and starts to ask for help, the best thing is to stay clear. Hope I don't sound negative about this, but he may well get worse before he gets better if at all. And that will only happen if he decides to change and seek the help he needs. He may need to get into a detox before his mind clears at all.

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