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If I’m Being Honest Podcast | Episode 13: I Didn’t Know My Husband Was Addicted To Heroin (with Angela)

March 31, 2019

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Today you’re listening to a conversation with my friend Angela. Seven months ago, Angela’s husband appeared to be suffering from an allergic reaction of some sort. The days that followed would be an unexpected chain of events that would forever change the course of her life.

Opioid addiction is at epidemic levels in the US. Opioids include a range of drugs from legal – like Oxycontin or Morphine, to illegal- like Heroin. Many opioid users started with a very legal prescription. Today’s perspective is that of a loved one of an addict. Rather than focusing on her husband’s story, we are going to hear hers. So many of us know or love an addict. Addiction can ruin a family, but it doesn’t always have to be a sad ending. Ange is going to take us through the traumatic first days of learning her husband was addicted to heroin and what life has been like since.

Here are some resources if you feel that you or a loved one is dealing with addiction:
AlAnon
SAMHSA
American Addiction Centers
Addiction Center



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