Dubai: A loyal husband encouraged his wife who is a drug addict to join a rehabilitation center and start life afresh, Police official said on Sunday.
Colonel Abdullah Matar Al Khayat director of Hemaya International Centre at Dubai Police said the couple’s story is inspiring because the woman recovered from her addiction and was able to save her marriage and life.
He said the woman, an Arab mother of three girls and a bank employee, was addicted to painkillers and sleeping pills as she popped them to relieve herself from stress.
She soon became addicted to illegal painkillers and was taking 10 pills per day. she became lonely and kept thinking of divorce, Col Al Khayat said.
The airline banned her from traveling. She was involved in other incidents under the influence of drugs like causing a blaze in her home and also a traffic accident.
However, her husband didn’t realize that she was a drug addiction until she confessed to him and asked for forgiveness.
She thought that he would divorce her but the husband’s action was noble. He helped her recover and searched for the world’s best rehabilitation centers in the world.
When he found one, he traveled with her and provided huge support to her until she recovered, Col Al Khayat added.
Many people think sleeping pills and painkillers can reduce stress but misusing them can lead to addiction. One hour of talking to trusted friends or psychologists can solve the problem.
Quote: Drug addiction can not be cured if the fear of not consuming drugs is greater than willpower to quit doing drugs. Dr T.P. Chia
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