My DH has been smoking synthetic marijuana for about a year.
He used to smoke pot, but stopped because he thought they were doing random drug testing at work. A friend of his was smoking the fake stuff they sell in stores so he tried it. At first he didn't really like it, but thought it would help him quit and not have to go cold turkey.
This stuff is so much worse than the real stuff. He was never addicted before. With the real stuff it was more like a bad habit he was trying to break. But he seems to need this stuff all the time. Plus, he can always get it because he just buys it at a store. With the real stuff he couldn't always get it so he had to smoke on and off. I've even tried to get him to switch back to the real stuff. But he says he's worried about drug tests even though they've never done them. I think he's just using that as an excuse becuase he's addicted to this stuff.
He wants to quit. It's totaly fucking with his lungs. He has a horrible hacking cough that never really goes away. And it's making him super moody.
He's talked to his regular doctor, and is going to a counselor to try to quit. He finally went to a physiatrist. None of them know anything about it. The psychiatrist said he can't be addicted to it because it's not a drug. He had never even heard of it before.
He got anti anxiety meds that help with the mood swings. But he just can't stop.
What do I do to help him?
I'm not going to leave him. He's a great dad and a good husband with a problem. He doesn't mistreat any of us at all.