Hi Molly. It sounds like you're in a tough spot right now. I think the relationship needs to be a strong one if you 2 are going to get through this. But you can not help him if you are using just to cope now. You MUST help yourself first. What good is happening in this relationship if you're both trying to manage by getting high? If you allow yourself to get dragged in to his addictions, how will you be able to help him? You need so much support right now. Do you have family willing to help? Friends? Anyone you could turn to and help you get off the dope? If you do have insurance like the first answerer asked, they usually have an addiction/ drug abuse hotline on the back of the card. If you could also talk with your doctor about this, he/she may recommend starting a suboxone treatment plan. But you need to help yourself first Molly. If you don't, you will be stuck in this addiction with him.
Please go online and look up suboxone doctors in your area and make an appt. May I ask how long and what drug of choice it is your using? That may also help us help you better. Is it something you have the strength to taper down off of on your own? If so, you could also google the "Thomas Recipe" for opiate withdrawal. Regardless of the drug, this may be a "recipe" that can work for you. It will give you a list of meds (a mild benzo and OTC) that you will need. Please let us know how we can help you more. There are so many wonderful people here willing to help you through this. Stay strong and please try to give a few details. There is hope, there is support for you, there is a way out of this. You have really got to want to get this done in order to be successful at coming clean and staying clean. Hang in there Molly.
You need support for the relationship or support for you? Either way My only advice to you would be to get out of the relationship and go into recovery yourself if your addict does not want to get into recovery with you. You are not here to help him, nor is it good for you to even"think" you could help him, especially if you are now using. Look what happened - you had to use to cope. Please save yourself and get better by getting into rrecovery. Good Luck honey
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