"Worry and distrust were my best friends. I could come to terms with my husband using drugs but the fickle attempts to quit and the back and forth promises drove me insane. The negative emotions kept me on guard and ready. They gave me something to focus on and anchor myself to when things seemed unsteady."

.....In counseling, we may presume negative emotions should be resolved, however, they may be a useful defense for someone still involved with an addict.