It is no secret that the number of people who are suffering from an addiction to drugs and alcohol has dramatically increased over the past decade. While it may be difficult to admit that your husband is addicted to something as simple as cigarettes, alcohol or even gambling, there are many resources available to you and your husband in order to deal with his addiction. When a person is addicted to drugs or alcohol, they can have problems at work and in their personal life. In fact, these addictions can even lead to relationship problems.
If your husband is an alcoholic, then it’s important to make the effort to find out what is causing this problem. Many times, when addicts drink alcohol in large amounts, it is because they do not feel like they can control their impulses and their emotions. This problem is made even worse when you find out that your husband is addicted to drugs and alcohol. When a person starts using drugs or alcohol, they are in a lot of pain and have feelings of shame and anxiety. They are often depressed and feel worthless. However, they might also be using these addictions to escape the pain and feelings of failure, embarrassment and depression that they feel every day.
The first step in dealing with your husband’s addiction is to know that he needs help. You want to be honest with him about what is going on in his life and how it may be affecting his health and well being. It is crucial that you understand that if you try to force him to change, he will resist you will likely fail at getting him help. The best thing you can do is to communicate with him regularly to find out what is happening. You should ask him how he is feeling emotionally and physically. You can also ask him about his thoughts and why he feels the way he does. This will give you clues as to the most likely problems that are causing him to use drugs and alcohol.