Quoted from RWH:
I have a brother who is and has been addicted to pain killers (vic's, perks etc.) and it is not only the physical addiction they contend with, their brains actually get re-wired and the thought process is completely changed and must be dealt with as well. My brothers addiction was not intentional, he was on pain killers for his back for a couple of years before he finally got it fixed. He struggles with it each day and I try to help him as much as I can without enabling him which is hard to do because it's walking a such fine line. He will finally be going into a rehab (day after Thx Giving) where they work with both the physical and psychological aspects so I'm thankful for that everyday. Tayamo is making an effort to correct this situation so lets please bare with him and give encouragement to complete the process of healing. As I stated earlier in this thread, I don't support what he has done but I do support his efforts to get clean and make amends when and where possible. He will have a lonely and hard road ahead of him but it can be done with just a little help from others.
And depending ....Even sinus or cough meds....Sometimes anything, can make it come back(bad wording but my only way of describing) . I have to hide anything and everything or lock it up. As a precaution. If it's a rough day and it's in the open? It will be gone. Then the cycle starts all over in a way. Stuff you wouldn't even think about too..Like, Ibuprofen even. It has to be handed out. Kratom is another one.... It's taken to try to get the same feeling. And Is sold in a lot of gas stations(depending on state). So, depending, and if you are watching/helping someone it can be hard too....You may already know all of that. Again may depend on the person and how they recover.
Most every one that I know started out in an auto accident or major injury. It goes from there. In my situation, they went through multiple surgeries, and after four years of pain meds. They pretty much just cut them off. So, there is no real rehab after these things. Or wasn't a few years back. Maybe they are controlling it better now. or worse.
And I'm sure that all depends from person to person.