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So, as some people know... I got really upset last night and OD'd on pain killers. Immediately after I did it I called 911 because I realized what I had just done and gotten really scared. I know I don't really want to die... Apparently, thats why I was able to be released from the hospital. But, at the same time, I kind of wanted to be admitted. I feel like I could really benefit from being in the hospital and just getting help. I didn't want to say that to the psych, because my mom was right there. So, I let them discharge me. Plus, I know my family can't afford me being in the hospital again so soon, last time was in January. So, I don't know... I guess I'm not even sure why I'm posting this. I kind of just want opinions. Did I do the right thing by letting them discharge me, or should I have spoken up? Being hospitalized helped me before, but therapy is helping me too. Am I going to get better even if I didn't get put in the hospital? =\ Ugh. I'm sorry. I just have so many questions. Do you think my therapist is going to be mad at me? I skipped my last 3 sessions with her. Not really skipped but, wasn't able to make it. Do you think she is going to blame me since I didn't come? Like, that its my fault that this all happened since I skipped therapy? =\ Idk... I'm really sorry I have so many different thoughts in my head. Any feedback would be nice. Thanks guys.


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Re: Discharged. - June 13th 2010, 11:26 PM

Hi Lacey, I don't think your therapist will blame you at all. You cannot help it if you couldn't make it to your last few sessions. Rather, I am sure she will be extremely proud of you for realizing what you did and making the appropriate decision to call 911. That is really phenomenal. Congratulations!

Whether or not you should have allowed them to discharge you, I cannot say. If you feel you are in a real rut at the moment and being admitted to a hospital would help stabilize you, then perhaps that is something that you should discuss with your therapist at your next session. The important thing is to make a decision based on what you feel you need, not your friends or family. Remember, recovery is essentially about you, and only you know what you need at this place in time.

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Re: Discharged. - June 14th 2010, 03:14 AM

Thank you. I'm really glad I realized it too. I just wish I hadn't done it at all.
My next therapy session is this coming friday. However, the psych at thehospital wants me to do family sessions now. I'm not going to start that this session but I am really worried about that... Is it normal to feel afraid that your parents will understand you? O.o


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Re: Discharged. - June 14th 2010, 04:58 AM

Hey, good thinking calling 911! Thats probably the only thing that could have ever let you off the hook. But your therapist will understand. After all, its their job.
   
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Re: Discharged. - June 14th 2010, 09:44 AM

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Is it normal to feel afraid that your parents will understand you? O.o
Yes, I think this is a concern for many people. The thing is, I'm sure your parents love you very much. I'm sure they want to understand you and learn how they can best help. They may have difficulty at first, but that is one of the reasons why you'll be going to therapy together -- to learn to better understand each other and work through any kinks in your relationship. Try to remember that you aren't just being tossed in a room alone with them, too. Your therapist will be there to back up what you have to say in medical terms.

If given time, I'm sure your parents will come around. No parent wants to see their child suffer, and it can be a hard thing to accept. However, if given the time and proper information regarding your situation, I'm sure they will turn out to be very supportive. They do love you, Lacey.

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Re: Discharged. - June 14th 2010, 09:48 PM

The others pretty much said what I would say to you...but I just wanted to congratulate you on having the guts to call 911. I've never gone that far before, but if I did, I don't know if I would be brave enough to call for help. Anyway, well done.

As for the therapy concerns, I'd be afraid for my family to understand me too. I don't think it's normal to be afraid of that, but I do think that it is normal to be afraid of opening up about things that you've not peviously told your family. This could be a really great experience for you. I would caution you to talk seriously with your therapist about how family therapy is supposed to go and how much you really want to reveal and at what pace.

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Re: Discharged. - June 16th 2010, 05:31 AM

I am SO happy you called 911. That was incredibly brave and strong of you. I think you could get better even outside of the hospital. Now that you know you want to change, it will be easier to do so. Just put some serious effort into being honest and working hard through therapy and I think things will start to look up for you.

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