We care, for the better.
A place for families, because you don't have to use drugs to be affected by them.
- How do I know if they're using drugs?
- Why do they use drugs/alcohol?
- Is it my fault?
- How can I cope with their behaviour?
- Understanding the stages of addiction and recovery
- Where do I get the help I need?
- Getting support for your loved one
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Posted by jb4pp4ever on 24 November 2014.
I was waiting for a bus home one night when a scruffy guy stopped and asked me if I had a spare 32p. I gave him 32p and we got chatting, he was living on the streets , a heroin addict and alcoholic and from that night we were together forever. He moved in with me and we married a year later. He had already told me he had Hep C from sharing a needle but he couldn't have treatment until he was off the alcohol for 3 months. We had our ups and downs, he was off heroin , but still on methadone and I was also a alcoholic, not a good combination lol . We loved each other. A year later he came off methadone completely for the first time in years and I stopped drinking, and things were starting to look up. Then he became ill, staying in bed longer, not eating , bloated stomach and ended up going to hospital. Within 2 days his mind had gone, he couldn't string a sentence together , didn't recognize his friends , refused to eat or take medication, having falls. After being in hospital for 6 weeks he came home and I looked after him , washed him, dressed him, changed his soiled pads, cleaned up the blood etc . Christmas day was good , he enjoyed it and managed to eat a roast potato and turkey and after eights . My husband passed away, in my arms at home 2 days later, he was 38. That was nearly 3 years ago and I still can't get over it. Its great that I found this site with people that understand xx
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