By The Cedars
One of the hidden triggers of spousal substance abuse is stress and trauma. When your partner is dealing with high levels of stress or has experienced a traumatic event, they may turn to drugs or alcohol as a form of self-medication.
Moving on, social and peer pressure can play a significant role in spousal substance abuse. When your partner’s friends or coworkers engage in substance use, it can be challenging to resist the temptation.
When your partner’s substance abuse is tied to their mental health, it’s important to approach the situation with compassion and support. Substance abuse can often be a coping mechanism for those struggling with depression, anxiety, or other mental health disorders.