Jodee - posted on 07/31/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
I have an 18 yr old daughter and seriously think I'm losing my mind. She was diagnosed with chronic migraine almost 3 yrs ago and is still in major pain every single day. She has been on many different kinds of meds and has been addicted to pain pills. She also takes meds for ADHD, a sleeping pill and for awhile was on an anti-anxiety med. Yep, those are all really popular with the "friends" she had. Many times she traded her pills for street drugs. For the last year I have been giving her her meds daily and hiding the prescription bottles so she can't take them without me actually handing them to her. She recently moved out and is living in an apartment complex that I know for a fact is frequented by some of her former drug dealer friends and there is nothing I can do about it. She did call me this morning and asked me to get her meds refilled and it scares me to death! She did agree that I could still keep her meds and only give her 5 days worth at a time so we'll see how that goes. She did have a job... for 2 1/2 weeks. A friend helped her get a car and co-signed for a $4100 loan to buy the car. I told him he was crazy but it's not my name on the loan so it's not on me. She lost the job and now has to come up with a car payment. I am not helping her. I am driving a 10 mpg vehicle because I can't afford a car payment of my own! Oh, and the best part? I also have a 12 year old who is watching her sister's every move. Lord help me!!!