Dating a recovered heroin addict
A little off topic but just something I wanted to share!! The problems that typically plague standard relationships, from forgetting an anniversary to cheating, create an almost impenetrable barrier in the relationship.Ever hear the saying, "Replace one habit with another"? When trying to come or stay off drugs, they often switch vices.
Frog, I think your advice to doin4myself is spot on!!This is my personal experience dating a drug addict.Although it won't be the same for everyone, maybe some of you can relate.You constantly have to be wondering if the person you love has relapsed. Their bond with drugs will be stronger than their bond with you, because drugs are easier.What is worse is you'll also have to consider how you'll deal with relapse if it happens. Even the best relationships are sometimes messy and chaotic, but drugs are an immediate escape and a quick way to temporary nirvana. Some addicts realize that they've given up the truly important things in their life, and work as hard as they can not to mess them up again.