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Overcoming my pill addiction

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Overcoming my pill addiction

I started experimenting with a low dose perscription pain killer from my parents medicine cabinet out of boredum and curiosity after I quit cheerleading and tumbling lessons. Years later I started dating my boyfriend and we both got eachother deeper into our addictive behaviors by trying stronger pain killers like oxycodone, soon after?I?became dependent. We did them for 2 years and both just recently got off of them, but it doesn't mean it's all behind us. The reason that i quit is because I became pregnant and not being able to quit all together because of the risk of withdrawal symptoms I am on methodone. I'd like to say that I'm clean but my road to recovery is far from over. I'm almost 6 months pregnant and my boyfriend is in a treatment program too. Every morning I wake up and have to drive to the clinic to get my dose so that I don't go through withdrawal while it is healthier and much cheaper I am still a slave to a drug. I can't stop or I could lose my baby. I have to live with the decisions I made now. My child didn't ask to be born addicted to methodone. But all I can do now is try to fix the future because I can't take back the past. I regret doing this to myself, my family, and my baby. I have a strong support system from my parents and my boyfriend but I can't get enough prayers.

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1. Timothy Shoemaker
Good points here Olivia.
2. Tammy
Send them a letter that way they will read what you want them to know.
3. Maureen
What do you do if your teens best friend's parents do like your teen? My teen has a long time friend who has been lying to his parents and blames my teen for things he has done so he does not get in trouble. The parents do not like my teen any longer and it is difficult because the friend's parent's were also our friends. We tried calling the friends parents but they did not give us a chance to explain their son has been lying. They just bombarded us with things our teen had done which were mostly small petty things. My teen is very down that the parents think of him in this way. Any thoughts on how to handle this?