5/22/2013 6:00:00 AM
Connie is a recovering crack addict, and her husband of four years smokes marijuana daily. She smokes with him, and has also takes pills. It's now affecting the childred and they are acting out.
5/13/2013 6:00:00 AM
Maria and her good husband have two children, 11 and 6. They're happily married except for one small thing: he loves to smoke marijuana, though he never smokes in front of the children. He lost one job due to a failed drug test but ultimately landed an even better one, and the pot use continued.
5/8/2013 6:00:00 AM
Shawn and her husband have been married for 20 years. He has always had a drinking problem, but now he's smoking pot daily, even after being prescribed pain pills. She wants him to stop drinking and smoking while she's around.
5/3/2013 6:00:00 AM
Angel's husband is a heroin addict. He finally went to a doctor for help, but rather than receiving a prescription to help overcome his addiction, the doctor told him to continue using... and divorce his wife!
4/14/2013 6:00:00 AM
Marie and her brother grew up in a very troubled, broken home. Their neglectful mother was an alcoholic who spent time in prison, and that's when they lived with their strict father. Once released, their mother continued to drink, eventually dying from her alcoholism. Her brother is now angry and also an alcoholic. He works, is a father of two but still nurses his anger and resentment for his troubled past.
3/28/2013 6:00:00 AM
Cheryl and her husband have been married for 13 years, and during this time he has smoked marijuana every day. He smokes as soon as he gets up and as soon as he gets home from work. He doesn't hide his paraphernalia from the children, and even says he doesn't care if they smoke or not.
3/12/2013 6:00:00 AM
Eileen is concerned about her husband. He takes narcotics legitimately for chronic pain but doesn't take them as prescribed. He is now having angry outbursts, even stomping on a brand new iPad in a fit of rage. He has firearms, and threatens to kill people who he perceives as doing him wrong and he won't forgive or forget anything that any has done to him. She asks if she should tell someone what's going on, or leave it alone because she doesn't want to get him in trouble. Can he be committed to a psych hospital against his will?
3/6/2013 6:00:00 AM
"Whichway" has been in a long term relationship with a long term marijuana smoker. She has felt alone much of the time, so ended the relationship. Now he says he needs help, and she moved back in with him because that broke her heart.
3/4/2013 6:00:00 AM
Cate has a 15 year friend, but during the past year she has become addicted to some drug. She lost her nursing job, has become very thin with stringy hair and skin outbreaks, and is always picking at her skin.
1/17/2013 6:00:00 AM
Dave has been married for four years. With three children, everything was fine until his wife started working part time. That's when she started staying after work to drink with her coworkers, then smoke pot, and even engage in sexting with one of his "friends".
1/11/2013 6:00:00 AM
When Adam married his wife, her mother tried to warn him about the wild ride he was about to take. During the years, she has cheated on him, abused drugs, physically and mentally abused him, left him for another man and ended up in prison for drugs. He raised their two children the best he could.
1/10/2013 6:00:00 AM
Rachel married at 19 and had two sons. Ten years later she learned her husband had smoked pot every day of their marriage. He repeatedly promised to quit, but never did. Three years ago, after 21 years of marriage, she filed for divorce. Now her oldest son who is 17 insults her new boyfriend and blames her for the divorce.
1/7/2013 6:00:00 AM
Shelby had a 52 year old boyfriend who smoked pot daily, accused her of cheating and blamed her for all his problems.
1/6/2013 6:00:00 AM
Christine's 26 year old son was using heroin and eventually stopped on his own. His GP prescribed Xanax for anxiety, as well as a prescription for marijuana! Now he's taking the Xanax, smoking the pot, playing video games, surfing the Net and drinking beer, daily -- but at least no heroin, for now.
1/3/2013 2:00:00 PM
Stacie has a sister with a gambling addiction and she admits to it. She stole $15,000 from their mother who is in a nursing home. She and her other sisters repaid the money to keep their sister out of jail, but now Sis is not going to the necessary recovery sessions.
1/1/2013 6:00:00 AM
Ginger married her addict husband in 2001, who relapsed many times. After being clean for eight years, he hurt his back and started taking pain meds and muscle relaxers, which took over his life. They lost their savings, their house, everything.
12/26/2012 6:00:00 AM
Sarahís husband smokes weed and chats it up with random girls on Facebook. When she tries to get him to stop he verbally abuses her. She does not love him or respect him and, in fact, can no longer stand to be in the same room with him. BUT, he has a good job and says he loves her.
12/11/2012 2:00:00 PM
Renee's husband smokes marijuana, and she's got to walk on eggshells after he's high because he gets very defensive and argumentative. He denies he has a problem, and even blames her for his use.
12/7/2012 6:00:00 AM
Joan has been married for 32 years to a husband who has verbally, emotionally and sometimes physically abused her. He's also an alcoholic and smokes pot. She has filed for divorce and got a restraining order, but he wants to reconcile. She listed her demands, but he doesn't agree with them, especially the one where he must leave the woman he's shacking up with and get his own place in order to work things out.
12/4/2012 6:00:00 AM
Jackie is worried about her sister and brother-in-law. They gamble -- often -- and travel out of town at least four times a month to casinos. She knows because they post everything on Facebook. She wants the family to host an intervention, but now mom is so angry she's no longer talking to Jackie.
11/13/2012 6:00:00 AM
For 22 years Jessica's husband was addicted to alcohol and cigarettes. Now, at 5' 9" and 128 pounds, he smokes marijuana for relief. Though she has enabled him to continue this abuse, itís gotten so bad that she's considering leaving, thinking he may be slowly killing himself while she stands by doing nothing.
11/9/2012 6:00:00 AM
Kacy married her high school sweetheart when she was 20. A year later they had a daughter, and her life was perfect. Perfect, until she discovered he was addicted to marijuana. She gave him the ultimatum -- his family or pot. He chose pot.
11/5/2012 2:00:00 PM
Barbara's husband is addicted to meth. One day she called his probation officer to see if he kept his appointment, resulting in a drug test which he failed. This led to six months in jail. He says they will talk out their problems, but she's wondering if she can ever trust him.
10/19/2012 6:00:00 AM
Claudia and her husband have been married two years. For the first year she was sick of her husband, because he was always drunk. This past year he decided to only get drunk on weekends. Now whenever she wants to do something on the weekend, he's sick with a hangover, if not drunk. He knows she won't leave because she loves him, and he says if she leaves he would just die.
9/24/2012 6:00:00 AM
Faith has been married for 7 years. Her husband is a Rastafarian, a religion that promotes smoking marijuana. It's gotten bad, though, and she's certain he's now addicted. He will not quit, saying smoking pot is who he is and a part of his worship. He doesn't work, but she will feel bad if she divorces him, because she and their children are his only family. That, plus he has no job and won't be able to support himself.