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Double Dip Rehab?

answered 09:54 AM EST, Fri July 27, 2012
anonymous anonymous
Is it a good idea to go to rehab with my girlfriend or is it a better idea for both us to go to separate places. We are both addicted to cocaine my parents have said they will pay for both of us to get some treatment. We are both ready for a new start in life and ready to quit this life.

Lita Perna Says...

Lita Perna L. Perna
MA, Family and Community Counseling

If your parents said they would pay for treatment, why are you here asking this question instead of being in treatment right now? You're not stalling, are you?

I hope you know how fortunate you are that you're getting someone to pay for your treatment.

I don't know what you mean when you say 'going to rehab'. It can mean different kinds of treatment, usually outpatient.

You should be your main focus, not your girlfriend, your relationship or her recovery.

She may not be the best person for you to be around right now.

Or ever.

I suggest you each go it alone.

Until you can each stand strong alone, you won't be good for each other.

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