My husband is a heroin addict
I am happy and in love with my man. We have a loving relationship. He told me he was a heroin addict...i thought he meant WAS...a month after we started dating he told me he was using and he needed me to take his money and what signs to look for to help him stop.
He started taking Suboxone and i thought we were good...smart handsome active I had no idea he was still using....two months later he went away for a week to "get better" he came out looking so good healthy and clean.
His addiction is over 20 years old. How could a man in his 40's strong and smart be addicted to heroin? I talked to a few of his family members ....well it didn't look good. The thing with him is he knows he has this addiction and tells me when I confront him but still does it ....not everyday but it's still there ....he controls it but still uses...
I have talked to him about it and he knows it's wrong but when I asked him why he does it he says it's just his thing ...he doesn't drink or go out ...he works full time gives me his money but still wants it...
Now I can tell when he's using, he acts immature and he is aggressive...not violent but he avoids looking at me.....he acts odd not his normal self.
It took me a long time to identify it because i have never been around it. I have never seen him hit bottom but his family members said he has....that i am a positive role model and none of his ex-women were clean, they were all addicted to some type of drug.
Is there a way for a person to still use and live a somewhat normal life?
I believe he is doing it....but what worries me is that it will get worse...and i do not want to start to build a life to have it destroyed. I want him to come out of this by himself but i don't know if he can...