Dating a drug addict
It took so much time and effort to get him to admit to me everything he had been lying and hiding from me over the past 6 months.Everyday was a constant struggle from the day I realized he had a problem for myself, to the day I got HIM to admit to me he was abusing heroin.Thinking back on how awful he treated me while he was using - makes me sick. Borrowing money, for things such as "gas, bills, car repairs, cigarettes, etc" because he had lost a lot of hours at work and was low on money.And then finding out - all the money I gave him was used towards buying dope. Never actually being where he told me he was - was another problem.Never wanting to hangout or see me because he had "other" stuff he had to do (like going to the city to buy, and all other business associated with "dealing").I knew him being there would keep him completely clean and in the right direction to a clean future.Sadly, the trust I once had in him was completely shattered the moment I found everything out.Knowing the truth about his addiction and not being able to get HIM to admit is probably the most frustrating thing I have ever experienced.
The question lingered in my head, "Should I break up with him because of his addiction and the constant lying? " OR "Should I stay with him and do everything in my power to help him get better, for fear if the addiction goes on any longer he will overdose?" I'd been with this kid over 2 years at this point and I was completely lost.My own personal well-being was suffering more than I realized at the time.Once we talked and he agreed to check into a rehab program - a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders and there was such a sense of relief in the air.Hi, If anyone reading this is currently "in love" with an addict, I can honestly say, "I know how you feel." I too, at one point had a heroin addicted boyfriend.
I'm 20 years old and just recently helped him come to the realization that he is an addict.