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Can someone relapse on ZZZQuil

 My husband has been clean from prescription drugs for 19 years, my worries started a year ago with the ocational use of NyQuil and Unisom tablets to sleep; last week while on vacation I found seven (7), 12 oz bottles of ZZZQuil in the closet (under his clothes), as each morning passed I rechecked the closet, one bottle disappeared each night along with two of the Unisom pills. He struggled with staying awake around 3pm every day and said he was just tired. I'm sure the 10% alcohol and Diphenhydramine in both the ZZZQuil and Unisom has something to do with it.

I approached my husband with maybe getting a sleep study done and stop self medication. He imediately was defensive telling me I didn't know what I was talking about because his drug of choice was Hydrocodone not alcohol. He also pointed out on the ZZZQuil label it says Non-Habit Forming; My gut feels like he has relapsed but I don't want to approach him with this if I am wrong. Can a person in recovery from pain pills relapse on ZZZQuil and Unisom?

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Posted: 08/01/2016 9:20 AM

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ny AD is continuing to use. She had seven months sobriety from rehab and a six month residential program. It was so lovely to have her back. No long after discharge, she returned to occasional use, which quickly spiraled. My husband and I face the unfortunate task of telling her to leave. She will be on the street again. Sigh

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