Couples Sober Living
IS IT POSSIBLE FOR A COUPLE TO STAY TOGETHER AND CLEAN AFTER A HEROIN ADDICTION. The short answer is yes. It's going to take a lot of hard work though. Both parties need to make the commitment. It's can't just be one person saying they want to get clean, then go to one of those couples halfway houses, while the other person continues to shoot up. It just doesn't work this way. Both of you need to be sure you want to get clean. As someone who has battled addiction, I can tell you that the choice to get clean is a tough one. Once you do make the choice though, it's going to be the best thing you have ever done. It was for me. It can be for you, too.
HOW TO PLAN IT ALL OUT. . This will take planning on both parts. Couples rehab is different than a single person going to rehab. Both parties have to be working together, to achieve one common goal. This common goal is rehab. Couples rehab works much the same way. It's a total commitment to turn your lives around. You are not just quitting heroin in your rehab. You are making the commitment to quit a lot of things, a lot of old habits. You are making the choice to let go of all the old demons, so you can move forward to a happier path in life.
WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY?. Some experts argue that you have to quit both together and separately. They argue that it's the only way it will work. Meaning what? It means that each party tackles their own personal demons with a private counselor and sober coach. Then, both parties come together. This way they can discuss the demons they are both attached too. Each party has their combined attachments and demons, as well as their singular attachments. Both of these combined have allowed their overall drug addiction to take place. Many experts argue that it's the only way to tackle couples sober living successfully.
TIPS ON HOW TO GO ABOUT YOUR REHAB PROCESS MORE SUCCESSFULLY. 1) When it comes to couples sober living, you have to be honest with your other half. You not being honest, this is what caused part of the problem in the first place. Let him or her know you want to live a better life. Let him or her know you don't want to carry on like this. This is one of the first steps to figuring out whether you are in this together or separately. 2) Figure out how you will be quitting the heroin. The meetings will come while you are in detox and recovery. The first step is getting the drug cleaned out of your system. Cleaning out the drug is probably the most painful part of the process. It has to be done though.
YOUR TWO OPTIONS: INDIVIDUALLY, AND AS A COUPLE .You have two options with this. You can quit cold turkey, this is your first choice. You can also take other medications to level out the withdraw symptoms. The leveling out will help, as you slowly flush out the drug. It also helps to make it less intense for you, especially during the first month. How you choose to deal with it will play a part in your recovery. Cold turkey is not for everyone. I did the cold turkey thing. The first month of withdrawal was intense for me, more intense than I thought it would be. I had an opiate issue, just like many of you. Each couple is different. You might be okay with the cold turkey path, while your partner might not be. The important thing to remember is, you are flushing it out of your system. The process is going to take a while. Being patient is all part of the second tip I have for you. You can't rush this. If you do, it's not going to work, and you will be right back where to started. 3) Getting help through a rehab center or a trusted guide is your best bet. You can't do this alone, not even as a couple. Many try. Many end up right back where they started too. Please stick with a rehab program. The ones that offer more then a 30-day program are your best options. The longer you stick with your rehab and recovery process, the more of a success story you will be, for both you and your partner
ARE HALFWAY HOUSES A GOOD OPTION? .YHere is one final thing I wish to add. Some argue that couples halfway houses are only good to a certain extent. It's not going to do you any good, going to one of those couples halfway houses, when only one party has made up their mind to get clean. It all comes down to the state of the mind of the couple. It also comes down to the situation at hand. Each rehab story and progress is different. It's best to speak to your partner and doctor about this. Once you make the choice to become sober, you and your partner will be opening up a brand new world! The process is going to take a while. Being patient is all part of the second tip I have for you. You can't rush this. If you do, it's not going to work, and you will be right back where to started. 3) Getting help through a rehab center or a trusted guide is your best bet. You can't do this alone, not even as a couple. Many try. Many end up right back where they started too. Please stick with a rehab program. The ones that offer more then a 30-day program are your best options. The longer you stick with your rehab and recovery process, the more of a success story you will be, for both you and your partner