I agree with Vicki, you're doing a great job telling him how you feel and what your expectations are!! It must be exhilarating to finally be able to show your emotions without being shut down. I'm happy for you. I know you questioned why is your husband so happy? That it was peeving you, right? According to specialists this period is called the "honeymoon" period, and will end and turn into something else. Vicki's right, let the professionals deal with everything, that's the beauty of rehab. I thought that I would add this, however, because it's important for you to know WHY your husband appears to be happy right now. Not only is he trying to be light for you, but it is part of the addiction process that you need to be aware of.
This is a thread from Medhelp about what's called "The Pink Cloud", it happens when an addict experiences some reprieve from their addiction and they become overconfident and relapse.
Pink Cloud is why addiction is baffling and cunning, and probably why your husband relapsed in the first place, I know it was for me, my husband etc.
The first few days or weeks in recovery are normally a time of adjustment for the addict’s body and mind. Early recovery can be a roller coaster of emotions—often frustrating and stressful. After this will come a leveling-out period in which many people will have an almost euphoric feeling, sometimes referred to as a “pink cloud.”
This ah-ha experience can last for days or even weeks—I really have this recovery thing figured out; I can do this!
I remember feeling this way myself. It was almost like a natural high. But the addict should be careful not to think that he or she is cured, because this could lead to another try at controlled using (i.e., a slip or relapse).
Five months after leaving treatment I tried some controlled using. For me this verified that I indeed was addicted, and I quickly got back to working on my recovery.
A person in recovery can almost plan on experiencing a pink cloud, but the ensuing relapse doesn’t have to happen.
As per withdrawal from cocaine,
At least three stages are typically described for cocaine withdrawal. According to the text “Drugs and Human Behavior,” the first stage is an intense “crash” that follows coming off the drug, which can last for up to four days. The second is a period of dysphoria and intense craving that can last for one to 10 weeks. Finally, the third has an indefinite duration, where cravings occur and gradually become extinct.
Stage 2, Withdrawal
This period is characterized by extreme dysphoria or malaise, loss of pleasure, lack of motivation and increased cravings, notes “Drugs and Human Behavior.”
This stage, which can last up to 10 weeks, BEGINS WITH A "HONEYMOON" PERIOD CHARACTERIZED BY IMPROVING ENERGY AND OPTIMISM REGARDING RECOVERY, notes Addiction Info.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA, notes that after this honeymoon period individuals hit the wall, which is the major hurdle in recovery because during this time reduced physical and sexual energy, depression and anxiety, irritability, and strong cravings make relapse a very real possibility. This risk for relapse is high during this stage, notes “Drugs and Human Behavior,” because the "wall of anhedonia" seems insurmountable. However, if patients can pass this stage without relapsing, there is a reasonable chance of remaining abstinent.
Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/170512-cocaine-withdrawal-stages/#ixzz29DC0Nfmj