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Heroin and lies
Posted by Caz on 24 March 2014.
I have been married for almost 24yrs to a heroin addict. He cam,e off it when we first met and we were blessed with 2 amazing children. However, heroin became available to him again in 1997 and I have spent the last 17yrs bringing up the children who are now 23 and 21. He contacted neca and I thought all our troubles were over. Not the case as in these yrs our house has been raided by police on numerous occasions and I have trouble recognizing the man I married. He seems unable to tell the truth and despite being on a methadone programme, is now buying that on the street to up his dosage. How can I carry on like this? On Saturday I was horrified to discover some foil with heroin on it. Hidden in a magazine. I haven't confronted him yet and feel physically sick with worry as I know he won't admit it. I know I should tell him but am fearful of the outcome. I have put up with this for so long but as he also has c.o.p.d. It's like emotional blackmail as he says he would kill himself if I left. Am at my wits end. The children aren't daft either and my son has no respect for him. He has put us through so much that I just don't see a way out. Any help would be appreciated.
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