When your partner has excessive drug use, you may feel as if there is no hope. You care for your loved one, but you just don't know how to fix the problem. If you feel as if you are at the end of your ropes and want to know, how to deal with your partner's drug addiction, there are different groups that offer assistance to help you.
Partners that have to deal with drug over use are unfortunately faced with some hard decisions such as how to get your partner help, especially if they are insisting that there is not a problem. The truth is that your partner's drug use does not only affect them but it affects you and everyone else's life that the drug use touches.
One of the first things you need to realize is that you cannot change your partner. You may want them to face their drug use and to get help, but the sad reality is that until they are ready to get help, there is really nothing you can do about it. You can threaten to leave, but that may or may not be effective in convincing them to get the help they need.
Drug detox, rehab and treatment facilities are filled with individuals that do not want to be there, but agreed to go because a spouse, parent or partner forced them to go. If your partner caves in to your demands to get help and they are just more or less going through the motions, then when they return the odds are that they will go back to their drug use.
The best way to be able to help your partner is to make sure that you take care of yourself first. Having a partner that has excessive drug use will be emotionally, physically and psychologically draining. If you are not in a healthy state of being, then you will not be able to offer the type of support that they are going to need.
Don't cut yourself off from your support network. You are going to need friends and family to help you as you help your partner. Getting plenty of rest and exercise; eating healthy and having a hobby or recreational activity that will be an outlet for you to recharge your energy; is crucial to keeping you in the right frame of mind set.
Your partner may not understand your need to have some time to yourself and they may resort to threats and tantrums to prevent you from being away from them. For the drug user, it is all about them and they may become of jealous of anytime you spend away with your friends and family; they may even become jealous of your job. Even though they may act up, it's still important that you make time for your own separate life.
There are programs that can offer you help. Saint Jude Retreats Family Program can help you deal with your partner's drug addiction and also help you continue on with your own life. It's important for people to keep high spirits and not be dragged down. If you need help call one of Saint Jude Retreat's friendly family consultants today to get started with some great reading material.