Not just one in particular, but anything he can get his hands on. I'm frustrated, I'm scared, I'm angry... but I'm trying not to show it. Of course he won't admit to the addiction. How can I help? I dont want to watch him destroy himself..But I won't leave him. He's a great husband that just happens to be addicted
What a wonderful thing say about your situation,God bless you,and he will before its all over.Your question is shallow? meaning did he become addicted due to surgery? Or has he got some type of pain that doesent require surgery,that requires pain meds, and he got physically dependant ? Or is he just going through mid life crisis, and want to go back to feeling like a tennager? Sounds like hes medically dependant, from your remarks, but you never know?And really what ever you say, is still addiction, but different situations, require different approaches?
If hes just running out here grabbing every pain killer he can get, and taking them screwing his life up, then help him out, go down to mental health,and tell them just what you told us and tell them he needs to be involintarly committed,and why.But remember to consider the fact, that this is gonna"possibly" follow him on his record due to the mental part?At any rate if thats what you have to do, to help him so be it.Its happen to me before.When he gets out, then come back, and join us, and we will try, to be of support then as much as we can. And then if hes medically physically dependant, then maybe you could persuade him to go N.A or come on here and tell him there are maintenence drugs available that stop cravens if hes taken any and every thing like you say, he will probably be willing to listen, as that was what I was doing,and no one told me of these mantenence drugs even after 10 rehabs I found out on the 11one and am now taking suboxone which is one of them.Theres alot to be learned about this medicene and you are in the right place to learn it,from many different peoples opinion.Maybe you can get your husband to come in and veiw some choices he has he doesent have to chase drugs anymore,I used to do that, and theres a whole different life here, if hes willing to come investagate it.Me and a few more are coming off of suboxone right now i've been on it for 5 3/4 months and am down to 4mgs from 24.it takes awhile to ween off but,we are trying to get our lifes straighten out,and with this we have a chance at doing just that.there are only certain doctors that are certifyed to prescribe suboxone you can google Suboxone doctors and it will give you all kinds of options,where you can find one,and well just about anything you need to know as far as what the doctors are gonna say and then youve gotus to tell you the rest and true story,welcome! hope Ive been of some help,Its pretty much upto wether hes ready to deal with his addiction?or not? if so your in the right place,glad to have you! There are no cravens for pankillers while your taking this maintenence drug I am taking.And also you cant feel other opiates while your taking it, to keep you from using other drugs.But like I say, this drug has Buprenorphine which is a pain killer itself,and also another drug called naloxone to keep you from abusing it,It binds to the receptors in your brain so no other opiate can get in there.And in doing that it gives your brain time to heal so your own endorphins,etc can work and make you feel good on your own .
Well my friend this is a biggy. First of all you can't make him quit--you can give him options if you want but you will have to be prepared for his decision either way, you need to figure out what you will deal with and what you will not and then talk to him calmly and honestly and see were it goes if he chooses to keep on the drugs than you have to decide if you want an addict or not but it don't make you a bad person it is whatever you want to deal with, if he decides to quit he will need all the support you can give him while he detoxes and goes to NA groups you can also go with him and also you may want to try a group called Al-anon if you have one in your area which may be able to help you even if he doesn't quit to understand more about addictions. I hope this has helped some, please think long and hard about the life you want then take it. Good luck Mermaid07, marjorie zych
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