- Dec 18, 2006
I would like to know if there anybody has had experience with an ALS patient abusing drugs. My sister was diagnosed a year ago with ALS. She has been abusing drugs for most of her life. Just prior to the diagnosis the drug use got worse. She is a patient at an ALS clinic. But this clinic has not had the experience of treating a patient with drug abuse. Her drug of choice is oxycontin. She doesn't just take the pills she abuses them so that she gets 12 hours of medicine at one time. The clinic is now prescribing her the oxy so that she doesn't buy it off the street. But that hasn't stopped her from using the street stuff. She doesn't follow the directions of the professionals at the clinic. Her motivation of going to the appt is next month's prescription. The clinic has said that rehab could be very painful & since her life is short anyways....