My boyfriend has been taking xanax for a few years since being doagnose with type one diabetes... He also was addicted to roxacets( pain pills) but kicked the habit and was very proud of him. But now i feel ike this is his new obsession. He prob SNORTS(UGH) about 3 2 miligram xanax bars every day. He calims he needs them for sleep but he takes them WAAAAAAY before bedtime... he occasionally looks all messed up when he takes them but not all the time..he is def not taking recommended dosage. i told him my concerns multiple times and claims hes not doin it as much anymore , but i dont believe him becaus ehe will sneak into the bathroom in teh am and snort one when he frigin wakes up! UGHH will he ever stop? or is he just to far gone with this addiction? also he somethimes runs out and trys to buy them from people because cant sleep without it... what should i say to him? break up or threatedn too? i love hima nd wanna stick by his side but i almost need a time limit for this too end!! help pleas e respoces would be greatly appreciated
Benzodiazepine addiction is very serious but very possible to recover from. Unfortunately, until your boyfriend has a reason to quit, he probably won't. In the meantime, you have to make a decision. Can you be with someone who isn't facing his problem? Can you be with someone who lies about his use of drugs?
Until he hits bottom and sees what he is doing to himself, he will continue to use. He has an addiction. He can recover but will always be an addict. I am a recovering addict that no longer uses illegal drugs to medicate my feelings, but I am still an addict. I had to attend counseling and quit the unprescribed drugs to regain my sanity. It ain't easy, but it is possible.
I can recommend a website for you to visit called benzobuddies.com It is a site of folks that are or have recovered from benzodiazepine addiction like xanax. Check it out and read about other peoples stories on this site.
Only you can decide whether you want to put up with this behavior. You aren't a bad person if you don't want to. You may have to give your boyfriend an ultimatum before he realizes that his addiction is preventing you from having a fully rewarding relationship. If you do, you must not turn back if he choses the drug over your relationship. If that is the case, you deserve better than that, to be honest. Tough love is not easy, but sometimes very necessary when it comes to helping a loved one that is an addict.
I wish you and your boyfriend the very best,
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