22 Autistic son who binges on Robitussin and Coricidin, anybody have this problem? I could use some help.

Mary - posted on 11/09/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is a handsome, intelligent, sweet boy with severe anxiety, especially around girls. He had severe
withdrawals this time. I already posted something last night about this. I didn't know I had to check my email after I signed up. Anyway, he is very, very slender 120 lbs. soaking wet. He didn't use for 1 year. He seems to binge.
Mary P.

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Lacye - posted on 11/09/2013

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I can understand the autism part. My 4 year old was diagnosed with pdd-nos last November. Her relaxing thing is My Little Ponies right now. lol You could probably find a facility that would help accommodate you sons needs. But from the sounds of it, he really needs help. I'm sorry you and your family have to go through this. I know it's a tough thing.

Mary - posted on 11/09/2013

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Thanks Lacye....the problem is I don't know if he should go
to a facility where he will have a roommate that might be abusing
heroin. One time my son told me, "Boy, if I ever tried that, it would be
all over....meaning he could never get off of it. He also has a worse
addiction that's not a drug, but is as addictive as cocaine. I don't
want to say it on this social network. Autistic children's behavior is very
addictive. My son right now is walking in and out of the room constantly
and self-stemming (sp). He has to decompress after work by listening to
music and moving in an odd manner. That just part of the autism, but lack
of dopamine makes them move, jump, etc. My son is also ADHD. I can
put up with everything but not my son dying. I try not to get depressed. He
needs the right kind of help. I found a psychiatrist that uses evidence-based
therapy ebt. I have a bad feeling about putting him in rehab for 30 days.
He takes his breaks in his car because he is decompressing. He is a bagger
at Jewel. He wants to be a theologian. He loves God, but he gets addicted to things easily. I made him quit his last job. The manager was buying drugs
for her husband. She hired young boys to work there. They won't talk about
her activities. She hired a person to work part-time from an hour away who was a drug pusher. Because my son has been protected and had no friends
it was easy for them to talk him into drugs and alcohol. I didn't want him to
work there. I had to fight my husband and my son's psychologist. I lost.
Now my son is addicted to more that just drugs. He lives at home. I made
him quit, my husband wanted him to work until he found another job. I said,
"Are you kidding?" See, I have a very difficult marriage too. Pray for me
and my family.
Mary P.

Lacye - posted on 11/09/2013

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From the sound of it, you need to get him some help. Any child, autistic or not, should not be bingeing on over the counter medication. To put it simply, it's dangerous.

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