5/3/2013 6:00:00 AM
Angel's husband is a heroin addict. He finally went to a doctor for help, but rather than receiving a prescription to help overcome his addiction, the doctor told him to continue using... and divorce his wife!
3/12/2013 6:00:00 AM
Eileen is concerned about her husband. He takes narcotics legitimately for chronic pain but doesn't take them as prescribed. He is now having angry outbursts, even stomping on a brand new iPad in a fit of rage. He has firearms, and threatens to kill people who he perceives as doing him wrong and he won't forgive or forget anything that any has done to him. She asks if she should tell someone what's going on, or leave it alone because she doesn't want to get him in trouble. Can he be committed to a psych hospital against his will?
1/11/2013 6:00:00 AM
When Adam married his wife, her mother tried to warn him about the wild ride he was about to take. During the years, she has cheated on him, abused drugs, physically and mentally abused him, left him for another man and ended up in prison for drugs. He raised their two children the best he could.
1/6/2013 6:00:00 AM
Christine's 26 year old son was using heroin and eventually stopped on his own. His GP prescribed Xanax for anxiety, as well as a prescription for marijuana! Now he's taking the Xanax, smoking the pot, playing video games, surfing the Net and drinking beer, daily -- but at least no heroin, for now.
1/1/2013 6:00:00 AM
Ginger married her addict husband in 2001, who relapsed many times. After being clean for eight years, he hurt his back and started taking pain meds and muscle relaxers, which took over his life. They lost their savings, their house, everything.
11/13/2012 6:00:00 AM
For 22 years Jessica's husband was addicted to alcohol and cigarettes. Now, at 5' 9" and 128 pounds, he smokes marijuana for relief. Though she has enabled him to continue this abuse, itís gotten so bad that she's considering leaving, thinking he may be slowly killing himself while she stands by doing nothing.
11/9/2012 6:00:00 AM
Kacy married her high school sweetheart when she was 20. A year later they had a daughter, and her life was perfect. Perfect, until she discovered he was addicted to marijuana. She gave him the ultimatum -- his family or pot. He chose pot.
11/5/2012 2:00:00 PM
Barbara's husband is addicted to meth. One day she called his probation officer to see if he kept his appointment, resulting in a drug test which he failed. This led to six months in jail. He says they will talk out their problems, but she's wondering if she can ever trust him.
9/16/2012 6:00:00 AM
Rita is a single mother of three and has hit rock bottom. Her friends took her for an evening of gambling, and despite her monetary problems, she was overcome by the rush of gaming. Now she cannot stop, borrowing here and there to gamble away. She's about to be evicted, and she and the children will be on the street. She's considering stealing, and doesn't know where to turn.
8/15/2012 6:00:00 AM
Julie's husband has smoked marijuana since he was 13. He smokes first thing in the morning, all day and before he goes to bed. When he works -- with children -- he smokes on breaks. He went to an inpatient rehab for 21 days, was clean for 60 days, but now he's back at it. They're about to lose their home to foreclosure, and she wants to know if she should take their five month old baby and leave, or is there still hope? What do you think?
7/12/2012 6:00:33 PM
Lynette and her husband have been married for 30 years and she loves him dearly. He smoked pot before they married, and still does to this day. However, now he smokes all the time, even when he drives. He carries his pipe in his pocket always, and doesn't see a problem. She loves her husband, but hates the way he acts when he's high, which is most of the time. She asks what she can do. Advice?
6/28/2012 6:00:09 PM
Andrea wants her husband to stop smoking marijuana. He puts her down, calls her names, breaks things and steals her money to buy his weed, all the while telling her he smokes weed in order to put up with her. She's the only one working, and he steals money from her to pay for his drug. Do you think this marriage is fixable? She thinks if he'll just give up the weed he will get better.
6/22/2012 6:00:50 AM
Susan's husband was on probation. Many times she thought she smelled pot on him, which he denied over and over and over. Now, mere weeks before being released from probation, he failed a drug test. He's going to court, and most likely jail, for probation violation. He yells and cusses at her, even in front of her family, and she's at a loss as to what to do. He bought a detox kit, but it didn't work and he blames her. She asks for advice.
6/20/2012 6:00:04 AM
Cetty's husband is 51 and has been smoking pot since he was 13. She has watched many family members die agonizing deaths by gasping for air from lung disease, but he will not quit smoking nor verbally abusing her. She told him she's tired of him, his abuse and his pot, and to leave. BUT he refuses, so she asks advice. What say you?
6/18/2012 6:00:41 AM
Mary's 56 year old husband says he's leaving her, again. Last time he left it was to spend quality time with his ex-wife in a motel room with alcohol and marijuana, but insists they didn't "do" anything. He never spends time with men his own age, but rather guys the ages of his sons. For ten years they lost their home and their boys due to drug use and she is getting so tired of it. She wants to know how to make it work -- OR wonders is it time to kick him out? What would you advise her?
6/6/2012 6:00:12 AM
Les has been married to her husband for 9 years. He was an alcoholic and heavy pot user, but 2 years ago went through rehab for alcoholism. However, he refused to give up the pot. Now he has a prescription for the marijuana, and bought land in a neighboring state where it's legal to grow it. His "farm" is his passion, and he refused to stop smoking inside, even though she has asthma. She has filed for divorce, but can't get over the guilt of her not living up to "for better, for worse' and 'til death do us part." Thoughts?
5/27/2012 6:00:41 PM
Charles's oldest son is in his mid 20's and is struggling with an Oxycontin addiction. He realized his wife was drinking plenty, and asked her to go 30 days without a drink. She got on the defensive, but failed the 30 day test. He then asked her to drink only what he gave her, and again she failed. Now he's wondering if his son's addiction is due to his wife's addiction. Do you think a child is doomed to a life of addiction just because of a parent? Weigh in.
5/22/2012 6:00:51 PM
When Esie and her husband married, she always thought he'd give up the drugs once they had children. Now the children are 20, 19 and 15. Her husband lost his job because he repeatedly couldn't get there on time due to his drug abuse. She put the house up for short sale and she wants a separation. Problem is, she worries where he'll go since he has no job and no money. She's looking for advice. Thoughts?
5/12/2012 10:00:16 PM
Barbara has been going through a divorce for over six years. Now, after three attorneys and an enormous amount of money, she has nothing. She started drinking, mixing it with her prescription medication and is now addicted. She tried AA, but after 8 months she fell off the wagon. She asks if she can't afford rehab, what can she do? What do you think?
5/9/2012 2:00:30 PM
Phil has been married for 32 years and is father to three boys, ages 13 to 24. He is financially devastated due to a continued pot and meth addiction, despite his wife's objection. Now she has hired an attorney and is seeking a divorce. He asks if there's a way to save his marriage. What do you think?
5/7/2012 6:00:15 PM
Christine is a 35 year old woman who takes Xanax to help her cope with stress. She has tried repeatedly to get off the drug, but the withdrawal symptoms are horrible and she feels so much better when taking it. She doesn't abuse it and has been on it for over 10 years. She stays with the drug in order to cope with her life, and asks what to do. What do you say?
4/29/2012 4:10:00 PM
Megan broke up with her boyfriend a year ago because of his lies. They got back together and suddenly he became Honest Abe because, he says, he smokes weed and that makes him honest. It also calms him down and helps with his anger. In fact, he's trying to get a card from his doctor for medical marijuana. She doesn't want to marry a man who smokes weed many times a day. She loves him but wonders if she should end this now. Thoughts?
4/27/2012 10:00:11 PM
Patsy's fiancé's sister is addicted to meth, and she'll do whatever it takes to get her hands on it. She recently had a hospital stay because of the meth use. She says she can't get out of bed without the stuff, and it's affecting the whole family and all her friends. She asks how they can help her. What would you suggest?
4/13/2012 6:00:00 AM
D.B. doesn't like it when her boyfriend smokes pot. He has recently said he would cut back, which he did, but he still hangs around friends who do drugs. He has gone from five times a day to three times a week, and tells her it's not an addiction, but a psychological dependency. Is there a difference? She asks should she accept him as is?
4/11/2012 10:00:18 PM
Mary has a 19 year old grandson who uses drugs. He always has money, and flaunts it to his mother, who has refused to allow him to live in her house while living this lifestyle. He now has pneumonia, and the thought of him on the street is almost too much to bear. She asks for help or suggestions.