When you think about it, drug codepedency with a significant other sounds kind of romantic, doesn’t it? Two addicts are locked in this intense relationship where both requires the other to function. But take a step back and pick up a reality check: and it’s not romantic at all. Holding onto semblances of a codependent drug-using relationship after you’ve started recovery can seriously jeopardize your new sobriety.
There are two basic scenarios:
(1) You and your S.O willingly decided to get treatment, you are in early sobriety and your S.O still uses.
(2) You willingly decided to get treatment while your S.O decided not to get treatment.
Now, you are living the sober life, going to meetings and clearing out any bad habits, while you’re S.O is still shooting up in the bathroom or popping the pills she told you she threw out. It can be a really sticky situation because you’re wondering what to do; your heart says stay and your mind tells you to leave.
Sobriety should always be your #1 priority. If you are dealing with relationships or family that are taking a toll on your recovery, try to take a break from it. Your first year of sobriety is the most crucial, and any setbacks might result in you relapsing.
If you or your S.O is struggling with sobriety, we want to help. Call us at 855-737-7363, live chat with us online or fill out a contact form to get in touch.