my husband is five years sober from heroin but recently i found 4 clonazepam pills in his work pants, maybe a week prior to that i noticed he wasnt rite, i just had a gut feeling. anyway my gut tells me hes takeing something and just recently he went to the doctor for a cough that i swear i still havent heard it was a clinic not our regular doc. they percribed him prometh/cod my gut sees him slipping hes not himself how do i no for sure. i no i either need to confront him however since ive noticed the change hes become a better lier what are the red flags i should look fr and when i see htem what should i do? thank you.
find any narcotic/addicting meds in your home/vehickles and count them put hem back where you found them and wait a week if quantitys change and are unexplained it may be time for a 1 on1 intervention. be careful for the truly addicted will deny and if evidence is presented of he might try to turn it around on you for not trusting him. it is a very touchy situation. if he has close friends who are not drug dependent they may be worried as well or have information as to his current usage and may be willing to help you confront him. you must make it apparent that you love him too much to see him fall back on old ways and if he truly understands and cares he will make efforts to stop his abuse of medications.
Changes is how a person behaves is a big tipoff. Being overly secretive is another. Changes in any body function, such as sleep, appetite, libido, and attitude are more symptoms. AL ANON meetings are for the family, loved ones and friends of those who are addicted or alcoholic. They are strictly annonymous. There is a NarcAnon, but, they are a little rarer. This program will teach you how to not let their behavior run you crazy. You sound like you have good reason to be concerned. The codeine in the medicine could reactivate an old addiction and the clonazepam could have been being used to mask the signs of the opiate use or used to "knock the edge off," if he is indeed abusing the codeine. You do have to be very careful how you handle this. Coming on too strong will make him hide and deny just like Phillip wrote. Best of luck to you. Don't let him find out you suspect this and don't be obvious about looking for the signs.
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