Hi all. My son has been doing well, has been honest about his ups and downs as he navigates long term recovery, and as I shared in this post, has been honest about recently increasing his dosage of Suboxone.
He opened up to the family a few nights ago sharing that his depression had become so bad that he was having trouble functioning at all: sleeping long hours, not productive, not going to work (lost job), not taking any action, lacks motivation, and is very sensitive. Because of this he said he began to crave heroin so he continued to take larger amounts of Suboxone, and had a panic attack when he opened up to the family sharing that he only had 5 days left of medication. He had no plan as to how he would go about getting more. When he moved back to NYC from another country, his addiction doctor gave him enough to last him a long time, but he knew he would eventually have to find a doctor in NYC.
We discussed it as a family and laid out his options: either go back to where he had been living the past 15+ years or find a doctor in NYC. But due to his depression he couldn’t get himself to take any action. Last I heard yesterday, he had made some calls to doctors.
Has anyone else ever experienced something like this? Or have any tips to help someone who isn’t motivated due to a depression get a little motivation? Thanks to all!