My husband is a drug addict.

My husband is a drug addict.

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Devastated

United States

#1 Aug 29, 2010
I don't know what to do to help him. I am so terribly upset about what is happening. He is using and selling and possibly manufacturing as well. My whole world has been turned upside down. It's meth it's pills it's weed it's HORRIBLE! We have seperated because I will not let my children be raised in that environment but I do love him and I want him to get clean and stay clean. I just don't know what to do at this point.... Please help me I need advice!!
Beentheredonetha t

Portland, TN

#2 Aug 29, 2010
I feel for you and understand that you love your husband and want to keep your family together but addiction is a horrible disease. Unless he makes a complete change and changes his whole lifestyle, friends, etc., he will more than likely keep going back to drugs. Meth can alter a person's mental state and make them do things they otherwise would never do. I have had experiences in my life with all three drugs and even though they are all serious, the meth has most concerned. If he is manufacturing, there is very serious dangers associated with that. Please keep your children safe as well as yourself. I wish you the best.
wow

Kuttawa, KY

#3 Aug 29, 2010
I have only had experience with an alcohol addiction and the person who is addicted is the only one who can break the addiction. Everything I have read and heard about meth is bad...you probably need professional help. I think you are doing the right thing by protecting your children, the environment in which meth is manufactured is very dangerous. I hope you are staying in your husband's life without enabling him. A difficult position. He needs help...my thoughts and prayers are with you. I don't know what resourses we have available but you have reached out and hopefully someone will know how to help. I too wish you the best.
BeeJay

Portland, TN

#4 Aug 29, 2010
My heart breaks for you, and I commend you for having the courage to put your story out here for people to see. That couldn't have been easy. I think you have done the right thing by removing yourself and your children from the situation, although I'm sure it is one of the most difficult things you have ever had to do. Your husband has to WANT help for any program, rehab, etc to work. The above posts are right- it will require a complete lifestyle change. It may even be a good idea to look into moving out of Franklin. I can give you a name of a man in Bowling Green that could help you, if you'd like. If so, just let me know and I will give you my email address and we can discuss things further. I can promise you that I won't repeat anything!! Unfortunately, I have had a very close family member go through something similar- and that is how I know the person in BG. If not, I will pray for you and your family. Take care!
Devastated

United States

#5 Aug 29, 2010
Thank u all for the well wishes and prayers. I would rather not exchange personal information on here as this is so very embarassing for me but I would like the name of anyone who could help me if u are still willing to give it.
hope

Lewisburg, KY

#6 Sep 12, 2010
I too had a husband addicted to drugs. I know what u are going through. He needs to get help but u also need help with dealing with this situation. I go to Alnon meetings in Bowling Green it has help me tremendously. The people there give u support and then u begin to see that u are not the only one in this kind of situation.They don't ask for personal information only first names u don't even have to give them ur real name. My husband went into rehab and has been clean for almost 10 months. Don't give up but don't put u or ur children in any dangerous situations. I will pray for u and ur family.
best wishes

Portland, TN

#7 Sep 14, 2010
stay strong for your children and yourself, tough love with your husband, do not allow it around your kids, it sounds harsh, but jail may be the safest place for him.
HuH

Waterloo, Canada

#8 Sep 14, 2010
Devastated wrote:
Thank u all for the well wishes and prayers. I would rather not exchange personal information on here as this is so very embarassing for me but I would like the name of anyone who could help me if u are still willing to give it.
Okay- have a pretty good idea who this is & jus thought I would give u some words of advice, evn tho ur intentions were good in this post ur putting ur hubby on front street & letting all his business out for evryone to see. I feel for ya cuz I dealt with the same bs for yrs but u have to stand ur ground & be tough with him. Now that he's in jail u won't have to worry much abt it but he's got to do this shit on his own. I've been off that junk for almost 2 & a half yrs and u can't let him keep running back evrytime he gets caught up. Keep ur head up & stay strong for ur kids. Stand ur ground & let him do this on ur own!! Theirs nothing that u can do to make him change u have to let him do it on his own

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