My significant other needs help

by Blanca
(Houston, TX USA)

My significant other has been clean for over 120 days. Yesterday he had a relapse. He needs help. We have a 4 year old son who is living with us and I really don't want his son to go through the whole turmoil of seeing his dad taking our things to get a fix.

He admits that he has a problem I don't know what to do. We don't argue or fight. We go to church on Wednesdays and Sundays. We are a tag team and teach Sunday school on the first Sunday of the month. People admire and complement us.

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He can't do it alone!
by: Debbie Wicker

Dear Blanca,

I so very sorry to hear about your significant others addiction and relapse. Relapse is VERY common with addiction so don't give up hope. He can quit if he can get the help and support he needs ASAP!

You both MUST go to meetings daily. You go to Al-anon and he goes to AA and NA. Both of you need to begin working the steps and finding GOOD sponsors. The research shows that if you both go and put MAXIMUM effort into his recovery he will stop using.

He can't quit on his own, he MUST have the help and support of others who have been down the same road he is on. Also, you need to work the steps too. The more you learn about yourself and his addiction the more you can help him out of the very dark hole he is in.

Also, look for Celebrate Recovery meetings at a church in your area and go to those meetings. They can also help you reconnect with each other and move past this terrible relapse. Do both the Al-anon and Celebrate Recovery meetings if you can:)

Good Luck, you sound like you are a great couple and deserve to get past this awful disease of addiction!

Debbie

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