Dating someone in recovery drug addiction

She likes to explore big societal issues and how they intersect with our daily lives. 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.For part of their lives, addicts have been consumed with obtaining drugs and finding money to pay for them.

As an addict’s significant other, you take on that anxiety and worry.

You constantly have to be wondering if the person you love has relapsed.

Tatiana writes about culture, science, technology and sex, and her work has been featured in VICE, Motherboard, am New York and more.

She likes to explore big societal issues and how they intersect with our daily lives. Tatiana writes about culture, science, technology and sex, and her work has been featured in VICE, Motherboard, am New York and more.

Addicts will need you as much, if not more, than you need them, and it’s nice to know you’re their source of happiness.

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