Hi All –
I was on here several months ago while I was kicking my opiate addiction. I am very proud to say that I have been clean for 81 days now! There are not enough words in the world to explain how much my life has changed for the better. My wife was an active addict throughout my entire sober period and I still remained sober. I have learned that determination and hope have no limits. I was, and still am, at war with this disease every day.
Now, it is my wife’s turn to quit. She really does not have a choice b/c the drug dealer is currently out and doctors will no prescribe. This is her second day clean and she is falling apart. The withdrawal nightmare is hitting her head on. With that said, I am thankful that I can pull from my experience to help her as much as possible. I am really concerned, however, because she just told me that she does not want to quit. She is just doing it so that my son and I do not I are not disappointed in her. I know that to truly quit you have to want it for yourself. I have given her that speech, but she says that she is not doing it for herself. Is there anything that I can do to get her to own sobriety? I have tried everything. I am really worried that a relapse is around the corner and she will not want to quit again b/c the pain of withdrawal is too close behind her. Please help!