How to Cope with an Addicted Husband

How to Cope with an Addicted Husband - TransformationCare

If your husband is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you might feel like you’re the one going off the deep end. You’re sick of hearing their excuses, but you make excuses for them every day. You love them, but you hate them so much. You know you can’t stay, but you can’t imagine leaving. As the days and nights get worse and worse and you feel more and more tortured, you know that something has to change. How can you cope with an addicted husband? 

Understanding Addiction

You’ve probably told your addicted husband to “just stop” using or drinking, but of course, they don’t. You have to know that it’s not because they don’t want to. Addiction is a gnarly disease. Like other diseases, it’s best treated by the experts. Have you ever considered professional residential addiction treatment?

Think about it: If your loved one had cancer, you wouldn’t tell them to “just stop having cancer.” It can be hard to wrap your head around, especially if you’ve been hurt, but your husband needs help. You could be the one to help them find it. 

Support for the Loved Ones of Addicts and Alcoholics

The next step to learning to cope with an addicted loved one is getting help for yourself. It might sound twisted, but you have to put on your own oxygen mask before you help anyone else, right? As we probably don’t have to tell you, addiction affects everyone it touches, and you’ll be in the best shape to help your husband if you have a support system in place.

Attending Al-Anon or Nar-Anon meetings could give you the support you’ve been looking for. Listening to the loved ones of addicts and alcoholics who have been in your shoes will help you better understand addiction and advise you on what steps you need to cope and heal yourself. You can also express the feelings you’ve been bottling up inside. To find a support group meeting for the loved ones of addicts and alcoholics, give us a call at 424.339.0965.

Help Your Loved One Find Addiction Treatment

Finding addiction treatment for your loved one could be the next step. Without it, your husband’s addiction will only continue to get worse, bringing you into the downward spiral with him. Helping your loved one find addiction treatment might be the defining factor in saving your relationship — not to mention their life. 

Transformations Care offers a full continuum of care including detoxresidential, and outpatient services (PHP, IOP, OP). For your loved one to stay clean and sober for good, they need an addiction treatment program that will treat both their addiction and the underlying trauma fueling it. That’s why at Transformations Care, we create a customized dual-diagnosis treatment plan for every individual, to help them find recovery that lasts.

To learn more about how you can help a loved one struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, reach out to our caring team for a no-pressure chat today. We can talk to you about how to get your loved one the help they need; but also we can help you with resources to make you feel better as well. Give us a call today at 424.339.0965 to help your addicted loved one get a second chance at life and to help you begin to cope.

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Getting Clean & Sober at Home

Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
 
 If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.