Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives

You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!

Substance Use Whether you are combating substance abuse, are in search support, or have questions about drugs or alcohol, ask in this forum.

Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
HotPinkMess Offline
Welcome me, I'm new!
HotPinkMess's Avatar
Name: Alyssa
Gender: Female

Posts: 12
Join Date: July 20th 2009

i need help talking to my friend about my 'issues' - July 20th 2009, 03:34 PM

any possible ways to quit an addiction to painkillers?? :/

and i accidently posted this as the wrong thing. hehe?? :]

** its hard to say i'd rather be awake when i'm asleep **
.: 'cause everything is never as it seems :.
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Anonymous. Offline
I've been here a while
Anonymous.'s Avatar
Age: 28
Gender: Female

Posts: 1,042
Blog Entries: 46
Join Date: January 5th 2009

Re: i need help talking to my friend about my 'issues' - July 20th 2009, 03:52 PM

It may not be of much help...but maybe talk to a doctor about that...or maybe try to ease off the pain killers?
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Jamie Offline
A Tout Le Monde
Experienced TeenHelper
Jamie's Avatar
Name: Jamie
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Location: Europe

Posts: 599
Blog Entries: 20
Join Date: January 5th 2009

Re: i need help talking to my friend about my 'issues' - July 20th 2009, 11:49 PM

Moved to Substance Abuse as it's to do with medication, not behaviour.

The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.

"Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it." - George Bernard Shaw

22:36 [Ergg] It's so much better to be a girl
22:36 [Ergg] IMO
22:36 [Jamie] Naw. Two words: Periods. Childbirth.
22:36 [Ergg] One word: Birth control
22:37 [Jamie] That's two words.
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Elizabeth Offline
Just keep swimming!
I've been here a while
Elizabeth's Avatar
Name: Elizabeth
Gender: Female
Location: USA

Posts: 1,269
Blog Entries: 8
Join Date: January 8th 2009

Re: i need help talking to my friend about my 'issues' - July 21st 2009, 02:27 AM


It is very possible to quit an addiction to painkillers. You have made the first step by realizing you have a problem. Quitting might not be easy, but it will be worth it in the long run.
I would start by making a list of reasons to stop taking painkillers. You will have a healthier body and mind, you will be more in control of you life, and you will have more money. Easing off the painkillers can be a good idea. For me, I found quitting cold turkey was easier but different people feel different ways.
I think I might be able to help you if you gave me a little more information. If you don't feel comfortable posting it here, you can always PM me.
Good luck!
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
TheBabyEater Offline
With A Sprinkle Of Cinnamon
I've been here a while
TheBabyEater's Avatar
Name: Marissa
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Location: Iraw

Posts: 1,705
Blog Entries: 1
Join Date: January 6th 2009

Re: i need help talking to my friend about my 'issues' - July 24th 2009, 04:45 AM

Distraction is the biggest thing. You need to find 2 or 3 good ways to distract yourself when you feel like taking too many pain killers. Going for a walk, talking to a friend, watching something hilarious on tv, picking up an instrament, whatever.
Other than finding ways to distract yourself, you need to admit its a problem. By admiting that here... I believe you've already done that eh?
Also, you need to find out why you do this. Do you know? It's a good part of stopping because sometimes you can fix the issue. Not always, but sometimes. Even if it's just avoiding the problem or whatever triggers you.

How are you addicted? Do you take too many at once or take a lot over time? I only ask because I also used to do this. Both at one point. Never got addicted, though I did get addicted to other stuff.

Take me seriously.
I dare you.

  Send a message via Skype™ to TheBabyEater 
Closed Thread


confess, friend, issues, opening-up, talk, talking

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.