Skip to content

    Announcements

    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place: https://messageboards.webmd.com/

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page for your Smoking Cessation board: https://messageboards.webmd.com/living-healthy/f/smoking-cessation/or this page for your Substance Abuse board: https://messageboards.webmd.com/health-conditions/f/mental-health/

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at CommunityManagement@webmd.net

    Includes Expert Content
    Need help and guidance
    avatar
    An_227129 posted:
    my adult daughter went through a bad divorce and after that made horrible choices in her life that led to her becoming addicted to Oxycontin. She is now on suboxone I believe and also takes zanax. She has come to live with me, has no insurance, and I need to find help for her in Nassau County, NY.

    I am scared and petrified that she will never ever be the same again. She has always suffered from anxiety attacks, panic disorder, etc. and was always on antidepressant medicine.

    Please someone tell me where I can get help for her...I am a senior citizen and I do not have the money or resources to help her. Are there places that can help her?

    I need encouragement.
     
    avatar
    Betty Ford Center
    John Schwarzlose responded:
    Do not ever give up on your daughter. She does need professional help. There are physicians in Nassau County who are certified in Addiction Medicine. You can check on this via www.asam.org . In addition, both County and State facilities are able to offer assistance at very reasonable rates for residents. You can also research where 12 Step meetings are held and encourage your daughter to attend or call the listed number to ask for help.


    Featuring Experts from Betty Ford Center

    Harry L. Haroutunian, MD., is an internationally known speaker on the topics of Addictive Disease and its treatment. He is Board Certified in Family M...More

    Helpful Tips

    How Family Member Can Deter Addiction In Adolescents
    Families are the people who know teens the best. It is important that teens know that their families will always provide them with ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 1 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.