Dating someone in recovery drug addiction
Dating a drug addict, as with dating anyone, comes with pros and cons.
In working with the spouses and significant others of addicts, I’ve often heard it said, “I’d rather be an addict than love one.” While few people would ever walk eyes-wide-open into a chronic disease like addiction, the statement speaks to the confusion, loneliness and despair common not only among addicts but also the men and women who love them. In fact, addicts who are solid in their recovery can make excellent partners.
The problems that typically plague standard relationships, from forgetting an anniversary to cheating, create an almost impenetrable barrier in the relationship.
Add in a drug-ridden past or present into the mix, and the relationship is not only stressful, but also very unpredictable.
But beginning a serious relationship can be another substitute.
This quality could go either way, depending on the type of person you are.
For part of their lives, addicts have been consumed with obtaining drugs and finding money to pay for them.