It is not easy to get your spouse to stop drinking addiction and also disappointing to learn that your partner is now an alcoholic. The results of drug addiction such as loneliness can sometimes be depressing. Once your spouse get addicted to drugs he/she will always stay alone most of the time because of the guilt they are feeling and the depression they are going through.
There is still hope that he/she can get back to sobriety even after wasting your words trying to talk to him/her. The article herein discusses some of the steps that you can take to get your spouse back to being sober.
In order to see your spouse back to a sober state, you should understand that it is not his/her decision to be in that state. Understanding will eliminate the possibility of your spouse shutting himself/ herself. By showing your spouse that you understand his/her situation he will be able to open up with you and stay closer. You should show care and concern and see things in their perspective so that they can be free to share with you.
Understanding their situation reduces the possibility of fights between you especially when he/she is also drunk and you will also get to know his/her reason for using the drug. No one abuses drugs with the primary reason to get addicted since addiction comes as a side effect. Addiction being a side effect shows that it was not their decision and they are wishing to quit as much as you would wish.
The next step that you should take is advise them to accept professional help. Based on the fear of being stigmatized and judged by other people they might not be willing to go for professional help. In order to eliminate the thought of stigma and judgment, you should talk to them about results of going to detox centers. Try and change their perception of stigmatization and judgment professionalism of the counselors in the detox centers. Also try and keep the situation as discrete as possible as the stigma can also come from friends and family.
During the detoxification period you should make sure that you spouse health condition is good. Dealing with drug addiction takes a long period of time and therefore you should be patient with them even as they fall back. In order to ensure that the process goes faster you should ensure that he/she is good body and mind health. Regular exercise and good diet ensure good body health.
In order for your spouse to feel encouraged to exercise regularly you should also take part in it. Addiction proving to be manageable you should not abandon your spouse if you love him/her and instead stand by his/her side. Putting the above steps in action will reduce the recovery time and also ensure that your spouse remains close to you.