|Jul 02 2012|
I want to pose an open question ti MDJ and see what people think.
My wife, who has an addiction problem is planning to go to rehab. She has gone to several NA meetings and continues to tell me she isn't like the other people in the room. She says “she isn't like the ones who were messed up and on the street. She wasn't a thief or bought drugs on the street. she is not like those people”.
Even though she did steal morphine from the hosp she formerly worked at and injected them while working. Even though after she got off her shift she was incapacitated and spent many hours sleeping the drugs off after she worked. Even though she had a hard time driving home after her shift because she was so high. Even though she would smoke pot to get by when she wasn't working.
She tells me she will go to rehab and she will do whatever they tell her to do. To me..... it sounds like she is running from the fact that she is an addict and that unless she accepts THAT fact she is doomed to failure. What do you think.....if you need more info please PM me or just let me know your openion.....
I believe the vast pool of knowledge and experience in MDJ is far better then me and my bias. Thank You
PS...one more question. Is helping motivate the addict when they ask you to being codependent? If they ask you to remind them why they need to go to all the meetings and why they are getting treatment, if you do are you enabling them not to be responsible for their own recovery or in this case sobriety?
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