I'm coming here with a heavy heart. I thankfully don't suffer from chronic back pain my very much loved father does and it's starting to effect his and our lives in ways we never imagined. He's a doctor and got in a couple of car accidents over ten years ago with that he's had a lot of surgeries. As my sisters and I have gotten older we've seen him get more and more depressed, more and more in pain, and sadly using more and more pain medications to survive. He can't function anymore, this once great doctor is missing work, in debt, unhappy and addicted to pain meds. He's having leg problems so much so he can't drive anymore. He's only 53. My sisters and I live in a different state then him and we don't know what to do. I found this site after searching all day on the internet to find someone something that can help us. I feel like he can't survive this and his abuse of the meds coupled with his depression and drinking he will do something to himself or God forbid show up to work one day and work on a patient. We need help, I don't know what to do, I love my father and he's in a dark place and we don't know how to get him out. Any suggestions, advice I'll take it.