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 Subject :I am lost..
2017-02-15 18:21:11 
JeannieG
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I am trying to keep myself sane. I am attending meetings and am starting therapy Thursday.

My husband is addicted to Kratom. He hasn't done any in 8 days and is in a lot of pain.

He won't get help. He won't go to rehab or even a doctor!

He cries, threatens suicide. Asks for my permission to do "just a little" to take away his pain.

I don't want to leave, I want to help him.

He doesn't want to help himself.

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 Subject :Re: I am lost..
2017-02-16 09:26:42 
Joe
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Hi Jeannie

 

Sympathise with your struggles. Never had to deal with my addict in such a situation. Very glad to hear you attending meetings. That is where I continue to find the strength to deal with improving my life and staying focused on my recovery.

 

The program taught me to be mindful of setting boundaries regarding my interactions with my addict. One of them is regarding the importance of insisting he take appropriate action in seeking assistance for himself through attending NA support group meetings, or seeking other options if the former is unavailable through professional help, or at a suitable rehab if that is an affordable option.

 

Through my experience with my addict, I found self medication in trying to "go it alone" not an option that should be entertained. If I assisted my addict on such a path, I would have entered an area I had no experience in. Could eventually lead to more enabling behaviour and mixed messages.

 

Stick to seeking support for yourself.

 

Strength, Patience, Courage

 

Joe.

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