Husband thinks I’m still using?

by Shayne

(Rockford IL)

I’ve been an addict for as long as I can remember it got really bad about 6 yrs ago. I was taking norco daily for 3yrs started suboxone thought it was a miracle, boy was I wrong.

After 2yrs of that I decided I wanted my life back and stopped about a month ago. It was the worst detox ever! My husband of 10yrs is trying but thinks I’m still using. There’s times I can’t move and others when the anxiety is so bad I can’t sit still.

I realize I can’t do this by myself and I made an appt for treatment Monday. I just don’t know how to make him see that I’m not using and when he gives me the look it makes my anxiety 10 times worse, which makes him think I’m messed up?

Any advice would be great. Thanks for your time.

You Need Support

by: Ned Wicker

Dear Shayne,

I am so pleased you are taking treatment, because getting the drugs out of your system is the beginning of a new life. Your recovery will have its challenges, as it natural for people to think you’re still using.

You have a history and they aren’t necessarily looking ahead with you, but looking behind at what happened. That’s why going to meetings is so important. The people at NA and AA know what you are going through. They understand and they will not judge you. Give them a chance.

Also, your husband needs treatment and Al-Anon is a good organization for him to turn to. Hopefully in the space of time he will learn to trust you again.

Good luck on your journey!

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