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My husband has prescription drug addiction and has been lying to me-what do i do
It seems there are a few issues here all contributing perhaps to your husbands use of opioids.
Does he still experience pain that requires medication o help ease it?
Is it possible for him to be referred to a Pain Clinic where they can help him find different ways to assist with his pain levels?
Can you speak to your Dr regarding options for your husband?
It may be important to further deal with the relationship you had with your boss. We all mike mistakes, some hurt more than others. Your husband may be having trouble dealing with what happened, so the opioid use is a way of escaping life for a while.
Can you involve your husband in different activities, engage his mind somehow, add a bit more excitement or meaning to his life.
I'm not sure if ultimatums work well. Only you know how your husband may react to that.
Cheers from Dools
Methadone is used to treat people who have an opioid addiction.
It basically blocks the receptors in the brain that scream for the opioid so that you don't need to use
Unfortunately it's costly, and doesn't solve the problem as the addiction remains it's just suppressed
Welcome and thank you for sharing your situation with us.
Addiction is tough and extremely hard to conquer. I am sorry your going through such a rough time and what I would like to know is if there are any underlying reasons as to why he is so reliant on the medicine? Like Doolhof mentioned above, maybe he has some long lasting complications from the surgery that could be physically bothering him.
If he refuses to see anybody maybe you can suggest for him to go to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting and see if he finds comfort or enjoys being at these meetings. On my work placement with university at the moment I get to observe AA meetings and NA meetings all the time and they are so beneficial. Your husband doesn't have to do anything there but socialise and listen to other members who have been through everything your husband has been through and he may find comfort and familiarity in this and it could be his first step to sobriety and getting over his addiction. Many GA,NA and AA religiously believe that these meetings are the only thing that keeps them sober so maybe that is an option to look into.
Hope this helped and keep us posted.
All the best,