My Husband Has a Cocaine Addiction, How Do I Help Him?
Typically, men are more likely than women to abuse illicit drugs and men have higher rates of use than women, and cocaine is a commonly abused drug. Cocaine can either be snorted, smoked, or injected intravenously. Men who are in relationships and are using cocaine could be using it for a variety of different reasons. Illicit drug use in relationships can happen because of stress or an unresolved issue before the relationship started. Being married can bring many different stressors, but it is important for couples to work through these problems.
It is very difficult to watch a significant other go through an addiction, especially when married and when there are kids involved. The best way to help a significant other who is struggling with an addiction to get help from family and friends and work to convince them to go to a drug treatment program. Typically, these types of circumstances will require an intervention, because most addicts are in some type of denial with their problem. The common excuse is they can stop anytime, or they only use it when they need to relax, or it is only a weekend problem that does not impact their lives. Cocaine addiction will impact the family life in many negative ways, and will add more stress and problems that will make the marriage difficult to maintain.