Kina, Families & Addiction Trust

Ally's Story

Posted on 25 October 2016 | 3 Comments

Hi. My partner is a meth addict which I have just found out, he has admitted it and says he is clean and has been for 50 days. I have no idea how to deal with this and kicked him out of my house (apart from the drug addiction he also cheated numerous times but said it was always when he was high so didn't mean anything). We are now back together for a bit, as I feel I should give him another chance as he says that the meth made him do it all.... but I really need some advice and support to move forward. I don't know if this is the right site to get this support but I have surfed the internet for support for partners and/or family members of meth addicts and keep coming up with USA sites which want money which I'm not happy about. Hoping somebody here can point me in the right direction. Thanks Ally

 

Comments

  • Hi Ally, I can identify with your situation. I have just started going to Al-Anon meetings and it is the best thing I have done for me in a really long time. Really helping with my recovery.

    Posted by Julliett, 27/10/2016 2:29pm (3 years ago)

  • Hi Ally, it can be hard to find the kind of help you want when you want it.
    There is also the Methhelp http://drughelp.org.nz/a-bit-about-drugs/meth that has a section for family member advice and support.
    I work for CADS Auckland and can confirm what Danielle said about getting support for yourself. With help for you and your partner, it is possible to recover.

    Posted by Michelle Brewerton, 25/10/2016 10:52am (3 years ago)

  • Hi Ally, if you live in the Auckland area then CADs are really helpful people to get in touch with. They can offer you counselling and they also run a friends and family group for people dealing with familial addiction- 09 845 1818. If you live elsewhere, then I suggest having a look on the supporting families website for a nationwide list of services and community groups offering support and advice for families. Also there is Al Anon- 0508 425 2666. Al Anon is a self help group for family members and has meetings nationwide. Good luck and stay strong!

    Posted by Danielle, 25/10/2016 10:29am (3 years ago)

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