Life is looking brighter. Life is looking upwards. I just wanted to let you guys know that there is a life after addiction. There is hope.
Today he realized that addiction is a cycle. It transfers not just to his drug of choice, but also other substances. He is having a hard time with alcohol lately. It has no draw for him like the narcotics do, but once he starts drinking, it's hard to stop. He started a new job recently … Continue reading Addiction is a cycle
I can't even begin to tell you guys how much our life has changed since my husband has been clean. AND IS STAYING CLEAN.
Today, he realized that he's been sober for 6 weeks. He realized that this is the longest time span that he has been sober for in 5 years. Can you imagine what it's like to be controlled by something for over 5 years? I mean, it's a daily battle for him to stay sober right … Continue reading 5 years
So as any married person can tell you, there are good days and there are bad. My husband and I have been experiencing a lot of bad days lately. I don't know why. But he's been clean for pretty much a whole month already. And I am starting to wonder if the problem isn't with … Continue reading Marriage
I stumbled upon this a couple of days ago and wanted to share with you guys: "Funny, I don't remember no good dope days. I remember walking for miles in a dope fiend haze. I remember sleeping in houses that had no electric. I remember being called a junkie, but I couldn't accept it. I … Continue reading Heroin Addiction Poem
The naltrexone is doing much better in his system. I honestly think they dosed him way too much with the shot. Next time we go, he will ask and see if there is a lower dose or a pill form he can take. It doesn't take away his cravings, but it helps with not taking … Continue reading Two weeks later…
So, here's an update on how the Naltrexone shot is doing. It certainly is fulfilling its job. It won't allow my husband to get even a buzz from alcohol. The only problem with it: it takes the enjoyment out of absolutely EVERYTHING. Life has been crazy busy and hectic lately. We went to church today, … Continue reading Update.
So.. We finally did it. My husband and I finally found a place that would prescribe and give him the naltrexone that the psychologist recommended to help with the cravings and the drug addiction. And let me tell you this: it's one of the worst things possible. So he went and got an injection. First … Continue reading Naltrexone- DO NOT DO IT
This past weekend, we make a deal: I would not move out if he stayed completely sober Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It is now Monday, and he kept up his end of the deal. We are hoping to extend this streak throughout this whole next week as well. We are planning on going on vacation … Continue reading We had a deal.