Yet, there are also more subtle underlying causes of drug abuse.
For instance, summertime is when social media accounts begin to heat up, and your teen may try drugs to lose weight and look better in that bikini “selfie” they want to post.
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.
Dating a drug addict, as with dating anyone, comes with pros and cons.
Drug addicts, even if they have been clean for months or years, are difficult to trust.
If you care about someone in active addiction, help them into treatment and hold off on turning a friendship into more until they’re grounded in their recovery.I’ve had three serious relationships in my life, and two of them were with drug addicts.Dating became a daily juggling act between love and drugs, between happiness and utter devastation.When they finally manage to get past all of the chemical baggage that they had been carrying with them for so long, what you will find in most instances is that former addicts have just as many outstanding qualities as anyone else, and this can make them a joy to be around for family and friends alike. Is it wise to form a more intimate connection with an ex-addict or alcoholic, no matter how dramatically they appear to have turned their lives around?In looking at the experiences of others, what we can say is that many who have formed romantic partnerships with former substance abusers have come to regret that decision immensely, while others have been able to establish satisfying permanent relationships with those who have successfully put their past addictions behind them.So there really is no hard and fast rule here – but there are some things you should think about before getting more deeply involved with someone in recovery.