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  • Jan

    A Wonderful Guy

    I'm married to a wonderful guy who started using meth about a year ago. I didn't know what was going on at first, but he started to hang out at my brothers a lot. He stayed out all night and thought it was ok. He wouldn't let me come with him to my brothers. He slept all day and stayed up for days on end.

    Anyway, he told me he was doing it, by showing me a piece of glass with powdered stuff on it and then snorted it up his nose. He told me it was glass and he liked doing it. I threatened to leave and did; but came back a day later. He told me he quit and I stupidly believed him. Then a couple days later, he started again with the weird behaviors and what not. He also lost so much weight he was beginning to look like a skeleton. He started picking his face until it bled and even then wouldn't quit. He'd do it for at least an hour or more. He also quit sleeping in the same bed as me.

    I became depressed and also started to lose a lot of weight. I'm usually 115 or 120 and I'm 5'2. At my lowest I was 104. We have one child also and he became less and less interested in his Dad cause all he did was yell at him and tell him to go downstairs. Anyway getting off track In December I finally left him for good. He started to get violent although he never hit me or our child, and he started accusing me of cheating on him even though I wasn't. I couldn't handle it anymore. I was gone for about a week when I had to go to the house for something.

    To make a really long story short; I found him in the garage with his car running, rolling a joint. I had unplugged the garage door the night before to keep someone out who had gotten ahold of our garage door opener so there was no way to get the door open. He wouldn't shut the car off and I didn't want to make him angry so I called his Mom who called the cops. He spent about 5 days in the hospital and as soon as he got out of there we hopped on a plane and headed to Cancun to spend some time together. He told me he realized it's not worth it and he never wants to do it again. He said he never will.

    I believe him when he said that but I know now how addictive this drug is and I pray daily that he is able to quit. It's been 2 months now, and it seems he's gotten really depressed. Like he's going through withdrawals now. I'm concerned he's started again because of his behavior changes these past few days. Meth really does affect everyone that the user cares about. It doesn't just affect the user. Everyday has been a struggle and I've become suspicious and paranoid that he'll start again. I just wanted to share my story with everyone. I'm glad I found this page because now I feel like I'm not the only one. I learned a lot from the information on this website and I thank whoever put it together.

    Tom's Love Star

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