Is it possible to hide crack cocaine addiction from your spouse or domestic partner for years!?

Can you keep the addiction under control? I know my spouse has gone on binges about once a year. But that is the only time I am aware of his drug use. Is his mood changes the only way?

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  • WillyC
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    It may be possible to hide crack use for awhile, but sooner or later, it will reveal itself. Besides moodiness, look for other signs like tremor, fidgeting, nail-biting, dilated pupils, etc.

    As I see it, there's no such thing as keeping an addiction under control. Addiction means that the drug controls the person.

    Having said this, I must ask:

    Have you confronted him about his drug use?

    If not, you need to. Demand that he enter treatment & stick with it, or you'll leave him. Be prepared to make good on your threat. If you have children, take them with you.

    Your personal safety & long-term happiness (& your children's, if any) depend on how you deal with this.

    Good luck & God bless.

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  • behr
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    My youngest daughter's dad is a improving addict, and that i spent years as his enabler. it relatively is an exceptionally confusing difficulty to do on my own, and your perfect guess is the two a non secular dedication, or a 12 step software. And the addict needs to understand that when you attain out for help, their international would desire to alter as much as that's of their draw close to to alter it... not greater of the comparable acquaintances, draw close outs, attitudes, spending behavior, language, and responses to rigidity. they are able to even evaluate shifting, if mandatory, to get a sparkling start up someplace else without each and every of the bags. it would desire to easily be a sparkling apt around the line, in spite of the undeniable fact that it may take that. it may take changing jobs, too. Whoever or in spite of that's this is a stimulus to drug utilization needs to be executed away with. If that's an greater half, then they might would desire to think again that relationship. If a 12 step software is chosen, they ask which you come to 30 conferences in 30 days. the assumption is to swap the medicine with healthful, effective the variety to handle existence, and you will learn that on the conferences. My ex has even attended quite a few conferences an afternoon, if mandatory, to make it by way of. regrettably, crack cocaine is between the main deadly and addictive drugs to be addicted to. Statistically, in effortless terms a million in each and every a hundred cocaine addicts walks away and maintains to be away... yet additionally comprehend this: once you're working a race and you take place to cave in, you do no longer pass back to the very commencing up and initiate off over... you arise and you dirt your self off, and you initiate off back from there. I heard as quickly as at an Al-Anon assembly that "one slip does not make a individual continuously a failure to any extent further than one stable turn makes a individual continuously a saint." And it relatively is actual. stable success to you, or whoever that's you subject approximately. it relatively is executed!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, that is a very hard addiction to hide... Look for irritability, shaking a little or alot, bitting nails, hands etc, mood changes, look at his eyes if the pupils are enlarged then he's high or been high... Crack is a fast high although the signs of use stay with you for a good two hours after you do it... Your pupils normally stay dilated for a good hour 1/2 to two hours... I'm doubing that it's being hid, if he can hide it then he's good...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    no u cant hide addiction for years,the only way u wud be able to hide addiction from your spouse is if the spouse has no knowledge of addiction and its symptoms which i think is quite impossible these days

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i think you would know by living with him on a day to day basis. it is possible for one to hide the fact. but the high of crack is so obvious because they are jonesing for more. and will stop at nothing to get it. so i am sure you would know. i am sure you would realize with the twisting , turning an pacing. trying to figure a way out to get more or smoke more.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You are correct..

    He could not use on a daily basis without your knowing..

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  • 1 decade ago

    no

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