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I sometimes take meds from my parents (tramadol and xanax). I don't necessarily WANT to do this...I do but I don't. Sometimes it's just so impulisive (I have bipolar disorder so impulse is a problem at times). I feel ok, but it's just like sometimes I want to relax more. And the funny thing is I have klonopin of my own (although that usually just puts me right to sleep...so what's the point?).

I also drink heavily anywhere from 0-4 times a week.

Am I an addict?

I hope this is not considered an inappropriate post. ?! :confused:
[QUOTE=Llama;3561206]I sometimes take meds from my parents (tramadol and xanax). I don't necessarily WANT to do this...I do but I don't. Sometimes it's just so impulisive (I have bipolar disorder so impulse is a problem at times). I feel ok, but it's just like sometimes I want to relax more. And the funny thing is I have klonopin of my own (although that usually just puts me right to sleep...so what's the point?).

I also drink heavily anywhere from 0-4 times a week.

Am I an addict?

I hope this is not considered an inappropriate post. ?! :confused:

Hello L,

Addictive behavior includes but is not limited to taking another's medications with or without their permission to achieve a desired effect.

As the saying goes, the devil is in the details and you mention the word "sometimes" on more than one occasion.

Also, you mention the words "want to" instead of "need to" relax more, which wages the difference in urgency.

It may be necessary for you to discuss the possible need for additional medication with your prescribing MD , for he/she may be able to offer better insight into your situation, as they would be more familiar with your medical history.
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Binge drinking is not a good sign.

Do you experience blackouts or hangovers the next day?
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You have to ask yourself if these behaviors are disrupting your life, for there are only two extremes here: a positive or negative effect.

*Please realize that I am not getting on your back but attempting to shed some light on your situation.*

Take care.

Respectfully,

Phoenix