Drug abuse, Doctor Prescribing

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My wife has a Prescription for amphetamines that she is supposed to take once a day, has something to do with helping her keeping focus. The problem is, when she gets her prescription filled, she takes a month's supply all within a few days. The results are that she stays up all night, has hallucinations,  talks to herself, gets very paranoid, misses work and has lost a few good jobs due to this and has even flipped her car over! She could have been killed or worse, kill someone else!

I have been to the doctor 3 times complaining that she is abusing her meds and have asked nicely (not so nice this last time) for him to STOP giving her these as she is abusing them. His response was that SHE would have to come in and ask him to stop. Seriously?!? That's the last thing she wants to do!

Is there anything I can do? I find it hard to believe that an ethical doctor would continue to and be allowed to prescribe amphetamines  knowing that they are being abused.

Any help would be appreciated.

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    Put it in writing asap to the attention of "doctor in charge". Before you do this, call the secretary at the doctors surgery and ask for the doctors registration number and tell them your going to put a complaint in to the general medical council GMC. This doctors practice needs to be questioned. If you've asked for his personal registration number (the number that's unique to him) they will pack their pants!!!!!! Do all you can, this can easily be stopped xxxx 

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    I would go to the next doctor appointment with her and bring it up with all of yall there. It sounds like you could have been bringing it up to him without her there?? I could be wrong but bringing it up to him with her there would force her to face the facts infront of someone else instead of just you two. See what her answer is. If she is not willing to stop and the doctor is not willing to stop prescribing....its a very hard situation. All addicts HAVE to be ready to quit what drug they are taking/abusing. I am an addict myself and this is how i became one (doctors prescribing something and us abusing the prescription / also doctors only caring about the money they get from a situation like this instead of the well-being of the patient)....not all doctors are like this but like i said, gauge her reaction and see what she says to him. If she flat out lies, bring up the facts. See what happens. Like the peesonw ho wrote before, get his doctor ID number. I know you are worried, so yall are in my prayers.

    God bless you and please let us know how she is doing.

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    Hi, I am also prescribed Amphetamines (Adderall) for being diagnosed with attention deficit disorder. To be totally honest with you, they are very addictive, and are a very powerful narcotic. Your wife is very addicted, and is totally out of control. Amphetamines affect everyone differently, and it sounds like they are definitely not helping your wife’s condition! They are making it worse! I hope it doesn’t come to the fact that something terrible will happen to her to make her quit abusing the drug. Have you ever considered calling 911 when she is “out of control?” It sounds like when she’s using the drug that she is definitely a danger to herself and others. She could be involuntarily brought to a psychiatric ward if someone calls 911. In my opinion, I don’t think that would be a bad thing. There, she would be observed, and would have the chance to get stabilized on better meds that do not make her essentially psychotic. Doctors make a lot of money prescribing medications. It’s like they are “legal” drug dealers! Unfortunately, I really think something jarring will have to happen before your wife is willing to stop abusing the amphetamines. I’m sorry you are going through this. It must be devastating to see your wife go through all of those changes. I really hope your situation gets bettersmile 
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