Dating a drug addict boyfriend
SEE ALSO: Pornography Recovery Program Fights the “New Drug” From what I have found, about a third of those who successfully complete a recovery program never experience another relapse.This is not to say the other two-thirds fall completely off the wagon into a destructive lifestyle, but statistically most stumble along the way to a “complete” recovery.
He will have an army of people behind him and beside him when he makes the decision, but until then, I and others who love him are powerless. Nobody intends for a behaviour to become an addiction, and if you are someone who loves an addict – whether it’s a parent, child, partner, friend, sibling – the guilt, the shame and the helplessness can be overwhelming.Your love and your need to bring them safely through their addiction might see you giving money you can’t afford, saying yes when that yes will destroy you, lying to protect them, and having your body turn cold with fear from the midnight ring of the phone.You dread seeing them and you need to see them, all at once.There could be a variety of reasons for the addiction – emotional, genetic or otherwise, but one of the most important parts of maintaining a “non-addictive” lifestyle or challenge of any kind is to be in community with others in order to stay accountable.
Since your friend has been through a recovery program and is now a missionary reaching out to and helping those with similar struggles, he puts himself in a better position of protection from a possible relapse than one who isolates himself.
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