I need some serious help. I found out my husband has been using drugs a few weeks ago and we have been arguing and fussing at each other since. Before this we were very happy but now all we do is argue. Help.
If you are dealing with an addict, and it sounds as if you may be, you need to understand a few things. You are no longer dealing with a rational thinker. Drug addicts have what is referred to as "stinking thinking" or distorted thinking. Once an addict becomes addicted to drugs, all he can think about is how to get his high. Addicts lie, scheme, manipulate, all for the sole purpose of getting the fix. They may have spurts of lucidity in which they realize they are destroying their lives and hurting those around them, but ultimately, that need to get the fix is their driving force.
Abigale S. Hassel is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, and individual and couples counselor. MSW, LCSW, OSW-C.
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