Don't know if anyone else has faced this situation. But, I figure it's worth a try. My mom has become addicted to pain killers. Several years ago she was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. In three years time, she has quit working, driving, dressing, showering, cooking and being involved with family. She has literally become an invalid. On several occasions I have tried to talk to my parents and express my concerns. I have suggested that we go to Mayo Clinic to get a full work up and a second opinion. I have printed internet articles concerning her disorder. I have printed articles regarding the morphine lollipops that she takes daily. Last Saturday I invited them out for dinner. One hour before they were to arrive my dad called and said "Daughter ... we aren't going to make it. Your mom is just too weak and staggering around". I try to tell him that the drugs are slowly killing her ... yada yada. He says he agrees that we need to do something different. So, she has an appointment yesterday with her 'pain specialist' (aka: drug dealer). He has prescribed her more morphine. She did have to cut back a little on the Vicodan ... but she got her way. MORE morphine. OMG!! I love my parents. I just don't know how to respond to them anymore. In addition to her addiction she has some serious mental issues. I seriously could write a book. Want the highlights from the last several months? How about her pulling a gun on my 21 year old son? How about her telling my daughter that I was having an affair? How about her telling ME that my dad is having an affair. This situation is beyond bizarre. It is beyond drama and fiction. I would welcome any advise, insight or experiences. Thanks in advance.