Re: My husband might be addicted to Phone Chat Lines
cimunique has talked a great deal of very good sense, mixed with a lot of humanity, in her posting above this one.
I have some experience of addictions - which ones aren't too important - and want to add some words of encouragement. There is hope.
The addict's self-loathing is on your side. Many, if not all, crave the opportunity to break out of the cycle of frenzied compulsion and empty despair.
The challenge is to find the right time for the addict to see that life free of compulsion is vastly more rewarding than obsessively pursuing the next elusive thrill - that's the thrill so overpowering they'll never want another...
And of course that thrill never comes. The next drink will be more potent, the next voice sexier, the next smoke more cosmic...The addict has to use their own volition to break the cycle but cimunique's hard-won suggestions of counseling - and avoiding forcing your man into a corner - couldn't be bettered. Good luck!