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Married couple using meth?

by Barb
(Arizona)

I am a married female and my husband and i both are using meth. I want to go to rehab and be honest with my in-laws. My husband feels the opposite way. He doesn't want to tell anyone and doesn't want to go to rehab.

We both think rehab will try and steer us into breaking up... we love each other but he is against going into treatment. I don't want treatment unless we go together, for ourselves individually.

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Best to go seperately then reunite after you're both no longer using.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Barb,

Your first objective has got to be to end both of your addictions to meth. If you both go to rehab together the likelihood of relapse is EXTREMELY high. Generally, when both use, they are a trigger for each other and they won't successfully get through treatment... both will trigger each other to relapse.

Keeping your addiction a secret is a very bad idea. I agree with you that telling your in-laws is a good first step toward both of you getting the treatment you need.

Meth addiction is a disease of the brain that is often fatal if left untreated. So you both need to go to treatment in order to avoid the very real and negative consequences of your disease.

I'd recommend that you both begin attending AA or NA meetings TODAY and go daily for 90 days. While at the meetings find out what resources are available in your area for treatment and make plans for the best way to end your addiction.

When we work the 12 steps and go to meetings daily, we often figure out the best course of action for us to live a happy, joyous, and free life with the horror of addiction.

Good Luck,

Debbie

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