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.
A major perk of dating someone with a checkered past is that they most likely won't judge you for yours.
You have both made questionable choices or have done hurtful things at some point, so there is a mutual understanding that mistakes happen, and they don't mark the end of the world.
But if you like knowing you're an emotional support system for someone and enjoy interdependence, you'll thrive in this relationship.
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.
For part of their lives, addicts have been consumed with obtaining drugs and finding money to pay for them.
Even if they swear they're clean, trusting them completely is going to take time.
If you're a fan of space, inconsistent talking and independence, dating an addict will bring out your worst.There is a reason addicts continue attending Narcotics Anonymous meetings and therapy sessions; dealing with addiction is a lifelong battle.Some days are better than others, but the temptation to use drugs is a strong force that can set back years of progress.Addicts spend a lot of time working on themselves and their relationships on the path to sobriety, so they can apply all those lessons to your relationship.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.