Wife Concerned About Husband With Methamphetamine Addiction...
Caller: 28-year old woman calling on behalf of her husband
Problem: Methamphetamine addiction
Seeking: Inpatient rehab options for meth addiction
Reason(s): The wife is worried that her husband’s methamphetamine use is going to drive a wedge between them for good. She states that her husband has smoked meth for more than two years, but she believed that he would try to change his life after the couple had their son. She realizes that her husband’s methamphetamine use began because of working crazy shifts in a production plant, but also knows that most of the money made is going towards illicit substances. She said, “I realize that I made a mistake having a kid with someone addicted to meth, but I can’t change that now. What I can do is take my son and get out of here. You will not believe how many times I have thought about just packing up once he leaves the house to go to work and just never coming back.” She said that despite the frustration, she still cares about him deeply. She is not only worried about her husband’s use, but also worried about Child Protective Services taking their son away if they find out that the son is in an environment where methamphetamine use is normalized. She said, “I told him that I want him to get help. I do not know if I want to be with him anymore, but I made it clear that if he wants to play any role in his son’s life, he needs to get help.” She wants a rehab where he can go and stay until he is clean.
One Response to “Wife Concerned About Husband With Methamphetamine Addiction”
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This depends on the programs and on your insurance. More and more insurance companies are realizing the need for proper alternative drug treatment and extending coverage. This is due to the better results offered by a holistic approach and the financial benefits of most patients not relapsing.