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When to leave?

by Heather
(California)

My husband is addicted to Norco, which is similar to Vicodin, 4 years total. 3 years of buying pills from friends. Motorcycle accident a year ago and his Norco doses are increasing every three months.

I struggle everyday with his short temper, name calling, constant criticizing me, blames me for everything bad and claims to "hate me". I have ruined his life, and isolated him from friends family.

He has regular problems with hemorrhoids and indigestion, heart burn. leg cramps, he lies to everyone and does not stop complaining and feels he is right and everyone is out to get him.

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Please go to Al-ano for the help and support you need.
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Heather,

Your description of your marriage sounds unbearable. It's likely that your husband is opiate addicted and is going to need more and more pills to get the same effect. Opiates take over the brain and change us into someone that no one wants to be around.

Please join Al-anon today. At Al-anon you'll get the information and support you need to figure out your best course of action to end this very abusive situation. To find meetings in your area go to this web page and enter your city name and it will show you Al-anon meetings in your area:

http://www.marinal-anon.org/pages/meetings.php

Going to Al-anon and working the steps will help you to learn to understand your husband's addiction and to decide how to continue to love him but how to HATE his addiction. You'll also learn strategies for dealing with your husband so that you can avoid enabling his drug use and hopefully get him the recovery resources he needs to move forward with his life.

Good Luck,

Debbie

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