My husband is in recovery for five years now. The last two years were the first where he didn’t have a decreasingly-so, but what I’d still call significant relapse on cocaine. He always drank, but that wasn’t the completely corrupting addictive substance for him.
Now he drinks to slow his brain and get a good night sleep. I’m not concerned about addiction with this pattern (now) but I know it’s not the health ideal and I know it mustn’t make him feel very good waking up like that. It’s generally not more than one bottle of wine a night and he has a rule for himself that it can’t be every night of the week - so only has 3 bottles in the house for a week (since he orders them from a delivery - coronatimes situation…).
Anyway, I’m really wondering if others have seen sleep problems in their loved one’s recovery and if they’ve had any success in finding routines / techniques that help?
Have others seen this pattern?
Thanks for sharing!