In fact, addicts who are solid in their recovery can make excellent partners. But before you put yourself in a position to fall for an addict, there are a few things you need to know: For anyone considering dating an active addict, it is important to realize that love cannot conquer addiction. Before diving into a relationship, find out if your prospective partner is actively using drugs or alcohol, or if they display addictive or compulsive patterns in other areas e. If they are in recovery, how long have they stayed sober? Are they actively working a program of recovery e.
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Thank you for reading my first post. I appreciate your help. A man I recently met just told me he is a former coke and heroin addict who is ten years sober. We were on the subject of injuries and near death experiences an experience by his coworker brought this up which gave him the segway to reveal to me that he was hospitalized twice for OD'ing once on coke and once on heroin. He told me this a couple days after our second date. I was not afraid to ask questions in an effort to turn his revelation into a frank discussion. He participated in the discussion:
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I'm a 32 year old woman and I've been with my boyfriend for a little over a year and a half. When I met him, he was very honest and told me from the very beginning that he used to be a drug addict, did heroin for 4 yrs and was now several years clean. Over the course of our relationship, he has shared stories from his past and I'll admit that it sometimes makes me uncomfortable. Partly because sometimes it might be a little too TMI like when he talks about ex gfs he used to get high with and other experiences on drugs, sex on ecstasy, etc and also because of how casually he talks about it. He's also still very much fascinated with everything drugs, mostly movies but also studies, press articles and documentaries.
I had a job, a high GPA, and a loving group of friends. My dreams were inching closer to becoming reality as I started interviewing for colleges and collecting applications. I had high hopes, a good mindset, and a new boyfriend. I met him the summer before school started.