Addiction Forum Question

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HopetrackerA3 A Mom From FL

What can we do if my husband and I disagree on how to help our son?

My husband and I have been married for 30 years and have two beautiful kids. For the most part, we’ve agreed on how to raise our children, but lately, everything has changed. Since discovering that our 16-year-old son has been using and selling prescription painkillers we’ve been struggling to control him. My husband insists we need to kick him out and stop enabling him, but I can’t just lock the door and throw away the key. He’s 16! He doesn’t need to be homeless; he needs to go to a rehab, but we can’t afford it. My husband and I constantly fight now about our son, and I’m at a loss. I’ve never felt so alone.
Kelly M My husband and I are divorced and so it was easier to disagree since we didn't have to be around each other all the time, but when my daughters addiction become so bad that we both feared for her life, we sought out professional help and finally started to communicate, and find support in each other.
Olivia K Dealing with addiction is very hard on a marriage and can cause strong divide and collision between couples. It is essential that both of you get on the same page as that will provide the best chance for recovery. Some choose to get help from a third party such as a counselor or family coach to do this as it can be difficult navigating strong emotions and vulnerability alone.