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anyone been with an addict?

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I just found out my df is taking a lot of xanax, and klonopin daily.. I don't want to end it but idk what to do? Anyone that's been with an addict and worked through it I could use some tips :/
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:04 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:18 PM
I literally just found out the extent of it tonight.. I'm going to talk to him once I calm down..

Quoting me-n-mygirls:

He has to want to get clean otherwise no matter what it wont happen.

Kolopin can make weeks disappear...

Have you confronted him about it?
CadincesMom
by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Is he willing to stop...go into treatment...if he doesn't want to do that then you may have to end it

RhiannonMare
by on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Yes, my ex was addicted to meth and crack cocaine. I had to end it. He stole from me and tried to kill me.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:20 PM
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Call him on it; dump the pills; tell him you're standing by him and want to help him. Get him into a meeting; and get him into a counselor.

I married a man who was a porn addict. When He proposed I told him we were done with this. We canceled our internet and dish; we went to basic phones. The only computer he used for 10 months was his work one; he works for a gov't agency so he can't look it up at work. I took him to 3 meetings a week; and we went into counseling 1 day a week. I was with him whenever he wasn't at work. I stayed up with him at night until he could sleep. It was hard; it is hard. But our relationship is amazing because we have both seen the worst and the best in eachother. And we came through it.

If he's worth it; walk through it with him. If it's not worth it then walk away now.


Quoting Anonymous:

I've heard of people sticking together and beating it.. I know its not impossible, just need ideas of how to help him..

Quoting muzzyh:

The only way to help him is to walk away from him. I'm sorry.



Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:20 PM
I've had xanax for my anxiety too.. but he's taking upwards of 8-10 (.5mg)klonopin a day and 3-4 (1mg) xanax a day..

Quoting Anonymous:

My dh is a recovering addict. He hasn't used in over 2 1/2 years. We take it one day at a time. He has a great job and is being promoted to supervisor. Plus if he does slip up he knows he could loose everything including us.



I take xanax twice a day but I'm not addicted to it. Its for my anxiety
2012Rabbit12
by Platinum Member on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:22 PM

oh...not good. he has an addictive nature and u should try and get him help. if he wont accept it, let him know there will be consequences in your relationship.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Talk to him. Let him know you're there for him. Maybe help him get into rehab and if he gets really bad move out, but still help him (if you want too) my SOs dad was really bad on drugs and drinking. After he got arrested and was in jail for a year he had a few problems with it but was able to get out of it. Good luck.
Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:23 PM
I can't dump his pills, that type of withdrawl could potentially kill him. I know he has to wean off.. (believe me, dumping them was my first thought but then I read about it) I'm trying to calm down and gather my thoughts and find info before having a talk

Quoting Anonymous:

Call him on it; dump the pills; tell him you're standing by him and want to help him. Get him into a meeting; and get him into a counselor.

I married a man who was a porn addict. When He proposed I told him we were done with this. We canceled our internet and dish; we went to basic phones. The only computer he used for 10 months was his work one; he works for a gov't agency so he can't look it up at work. I took him to 3 meetings a week; and we went into counseling 1 day a week. I was with him whenever he wasn't at work. I stayed up with him at night until he could sleep. It was hard; it is hard. But our relationship is amazing because we have both seen the worst and the best in eachother. And we came through it.

If he's worth it; walk through it with him. If it's not worth it then walk away now.



Quoting Anonymous:

I've heard of people sticking together and beating it.. I know its not impossible, just need ideas of how to help him..



Quoting muzzyh:

The only way to help him is to walk away from him. I'm sorry.




Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM

Was he prescribed this medication??

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 24, 2013 at 10:24 PM
That's a lot. I would tell you to have him stop cold turkey but the kilopin withdrawals are a bitch. I was on 2 MG's and missed two days. It was really really bad. Since he is taking so much he is going to have to be weaned off of the stuff. You should call his doctor asap tomorrow. Good luck


Quoting Anonymous:

I've had xanax for my anxiety too.. but he's taking upwards of 8-10 (.5mg)klonopin a day and 3-4 (1mg) xanax a day..



Quoting Anonymous:

My dh is a recovering addict. He hasn't used in over 2 1/2 years. We take it one day at a time. He has a great job and is being promoted to supervisor. Plus if he does slip up he knows he could loose everything including us.





I take xanax twice a day but I'm not addicted to it. Its for my anxiety

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