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    Xanax Addiction
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    shelley01 posted:
    I have a neighbor [Tina> who is prescribed a 3 pill per day Xanax prescription from her doctor and, as far as I can tell, is taking even more than that ridiculous daily allotment. Some days, she has even taken as many as seven. She has become abusive, belligerent, reclusive, extremely depressed, and has outright been threatening her 22 year old grandson who has been living with her as a partial caretaker, going as far as threatening to stab him. Today, she had one of her worst fits, screaming that the grandson was dead and being very elusive about giving answers about where he may be. (Turns out he had walked several miles to visit a friend and his recording studio and he had told Tina that he would be away for the day). The entire neighborhood was searching for this guy, even inside of the Tina's house because we were afraid she had killed him. This woman was a perfect fit for EVERY symptom warned of for Xanax, especially loss of control to the point of being outright cruel. Anyway, looks like Tina forgot her grandson had told her he would be out for the day and when he was gone for more than an hour, the only conclusion she could come up with was that he had gone some place and died.

    This insanity has been going on for so long now, and we have tried everything we can to stop this, going so far as to contact the doctor and (respectfully) ask he reconsider prescribing her this medicine, or at least have her physically come into the office to get the prescription so said doctor will SEE her terrible state. But the doctor lets her phone in the prescription and then the grandson picks it up. He has said that this will be the last time he will do this for her because she has gone batcrap crazy since she started abusing the medicine since her last prescription was filled. No one knows what to do when this prescription runs, and I feel that the doctor prescribing this prescription is abusing Tina for money because he hasn't even had her in for a checkup in over a year.

    Something needs to be done about this, but I don't even know where to start. If anyone can, please point me in the right direction to help Tina.

    Thank you
     
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    An_265172 responded:
    Call health and human resources in your city/town and see if they can assist in some way. As far as the doc goes, it is bad to really assume anything as you don't really know what has gone on in that scenario, but you can voice your concerns to them. It sounds like your friend, especially the grandson is first priority and needs help asap! So call as soon as you can.


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