Addiction can be a burden on any relationship, regardless of whether it is a relationship between a parent and child, or husband and wife. Left unchecked substance abuse can cause lasting damage that’ll bring depression and sorrow to a once-happy home. Therefore, you must do everything in your power to ensure you and your spouse are free of addiction. If you have children, your partner’s addiction can have a tremendous impact on them too. So you must find a way to protect yourself and your kids, even as you seek long-term recovery for your spouse. Here is where we come in.
We can provide the right advice, support, and treatment plan needed to help your husband or wife overcome addiction. Our specialists are non-judgmental individuals who place a high priority on confidentiality. Therefore, you can count on us to help you and your family find freedom from alcohol and drug addiction.
Nevertheless, you must reminisce about these things if you are worried about your spouse’s fondness for alcohol and other mind-altering drugs.
- How to recognize substance abuse in your spouse?
- How to confront your spouse about a treatment plan for his or her addiction?
- How to ensure your support is not fueling your partner’s addiction?
- How to deal with domestic violence?
- What to do when your partner’s addiction affects your finances
- The implication of your spouse’s addiction to your kids
- How to deal with sex or porn addiction in your spouse
- How to support your spouse, your kids, and yourself in the event of an addiction?
How to recognize addiction in your partner; Husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend
Though most people find it difficult to accept that their spouse has an addiction problem, a time will come when the signs will be too obvious to neglect. But before then, you may be unconvinced that your partner’s fondness for gambling, drinking, drug use, or other addictive behaviors qualify as an issue.
However, if you understand how addiction manifests in people, you won’t be caught off guard when those symptoms begin to manifest in your spouse.
Common signs of addiction
- Inability to meet responsibilities due to the partner’s fondness for gambling, drinking, or drug use
- Display of withdrawal symptoms
- You or others are worried about your partner’s relationship with the abused substance
- Putting the questionable behavior over other things
How to confront your partner about his/her addiction problem and the possible treatment plan?
Confronting your partner about his/her addiction problem takes a lot of courage. You may have made passionate statements about the issue in the past, but getting your partner to see eye-to-eye with you on the issue will require more than just a heated statement. You need to stay calm to make an impact on your partner when broaching the subject of addiction. Find a time when your partner will be more responsive to verbal corrections, and state your case. Make him/her understand the devastating impact that addictive behavior is having on your family.
It may take some time for your partner to see things your way, and even longer to engage. But if you are patient, you can enthuse your partner to get the help that he or she needs. On the other hand, if your partner is prone to violence, you should get help before broaching the subject with him/her.
Call us today for a confidential discussion about the possible treatment plans for your partner’s addiction problem.