Dr Phil: Husband Addicted to Painkillers
Jodi told Dr Phil that her husband of 24 years, Glenn, is addicted to painkillers. Glenn and Jodi have two sons and their marriage is on the outs. Glenn has been sleeping in a truck stop and Jodi isn’t letting him eat any of her food at the house.
“My husband is a drug addict. He is addicted to OxyContin, oxycodone and methadone,” Jodi said. “It wasn’t until I got an insurance letter in the mail that I first saw the word OxyContin. Glenn just quickly went into his rationale: ‘It is medicine. I need it for my back. I am not a drug addict.’”
Wife Berates Husband For Use Of Painkillers
Jodi said that Glenn lies about his doctors appointments and spends exorbitant amounts of money on pills. Glenn doesn’t think he is a drug addict, but believes that he medically needs this medicine.
“Jodi thinks I’m a drug addict because I take OxyContin and oxycodone, which was prescribed for a long-term back injury,” Glenn explained. “It’s something that I need to tolerate the pain. I take one OxyContin in the morning, and four throughout the day, and another one at night.”
Glenn said that Jodi has no sympathy for his condition. She berates him in private and in front of their children. He doesn’t believe that she has said something nice to him in over five years.
Jodi Want to Divorce Glenn Over Drug Use
Jodi doesn’t know her husband anymore. She said that she has met with a divorce attorney and plans to take action if her meeting with Dr Phil goes south. She wants to save Glenn and wants the relationship to work, but he makes things harder by not admitting he has a problem.
Glenn said he wants to get off of the pills, but the ten doctors he has seen believe this is the best option. Dr Phil asked Glenn why he wants to get off the pills if he needs them for pain. Glenn said he doesn’t abuse the medication, but wants to keep his family and Jodi happy.
Jodi Dodges Questions About Verbal Abuse
Jodi believes that Glenn is the one in the wrong here. Dr Phil had a laundry list of her indiscretions and violent language. She admitted to “sometimes” and “occasionally” verbally abusing her husband. She said she once shook a pill bottle in his face and said, “Is this what you’re looking for, junkie?”
Dr Phil said she was clearly dodging the straight answers and only giving half truths.
“I give as good as I get,” Jodi said.
Dr Phil told Jodi that this isn’t a healthy way to solve problems. She said there is no “manual” to deal with someone that is abusing drugs. Jodi focused on her frustration with Glenn and how she doesn’t see a way to solve this problem. She knows she judges and doesn’t respect him.
Glenn Lies, Hides Pills After Detox
Jodi told Dr Phil that she sent her husband to detox not long ago. The day he got out, Glenn remembered he had hidden 33 pills in his car.
“I think that’s a little deceitful,” Jodi said. Dr Phil was angry at how sarcastic Jodi is and how she doesn’t seem to care. She needs to be the solution, because she is a problem right now. She agrees that she has lost compassion and understanding because of the situation. Dr Phil said that they will be able to move forward now.