he was on vikes for four years but he has recently been taking suboxone. i hate both.. his excuse is he takes suboxone because he doesnt want to get sick plus it blocks the temptation. i am a 100% drug free person and the more i seem to help him the worse it gets.
My boyfriend has a addiction how do I help?
Added 14 Aug 2011:
ive been with him for 2 1/2 years and everyday it kills me wondering did he take suboxone today or is he lieing to me again and really taking vikes.. i cant seem to put it past me because its a fight day in and day out
14 Aug 2011
As you know Suboxone is for opiate detox such as from vicodon. It is suppose to help someone get off the opiates, "heal" the brain, and eventually return them to a life free from the abuse of the opiates. The Suboxone program is suppose to include addiction's counseling so to teach the addict how to cope without their drug of choice and what to do when the temptation strikes. Is he in counseling? I highly recommend it.
If he is taking the Suboxone then he wouldn't likely be taking the vicodon as the Suboxone prevents the high. It blocks the vicodin from working and keeps him from going into withdrawals and getting sick as he said.
Your best bet is to try and trust that he is trying to get better, especially if he is in counseling. Once an addict always an addict, but the addict doesn't have to keep using. Getting clean is possible and supporting his efforts is critical. Trusting him unless he proves himself otherwise is key to having a relationship. Nagging him will only make things worse because it suggests you don't trust him which is understandable but not going to help the relationship.
Try to remain positive and seek addiction's counseling, it would help you both,
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