Taking Vicodin & Drinking Alcohol?

Okay my Grandmother just died & I found out that my dad took my Grandmother's vicodin when she was alive & he's taking it & drinking alcohol now. He's like a wreck right now. But I don't know what to do to help him. He doesn't want to be with anyone right now. Him & my mom are divorced. But I'm really worried. What can taking vicodin & drinking alcohol do to him?

1 Answer

  • 9 years ago
    Best Answer

    It depends really on how much. Mixing pain killers and alcohol are an easy way to overdose. but if hes not taking more than 1 or 2 hell be fine. Just keep an eye on him, look for signs of respiratory depression, if he passes out watch his breathing. If hes wreckless or you fear youre in danger or hes putting himself in danger, call the police.

    Otherwise wait til tomorrow morning to talk to him about it, as these are clearly signs of bad coping skills and ineffective grieving patterns that could be dangerous to himself.

    Source(s): Nurse
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