Dating a former crack addict
Multiple attempts to quit, hard drugs, no real underlying reason are all things that I'm going to look at as warnings.
Basically, my #1 question in terms of former addiction is if you're gonna relapse.
He's been dealing with those problems through counselling now instead of drugs.
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.
If you had asked me this 5 years ago, I would've said absolutely not. My sister kept this a secret for over a year, it was a big deal for her to tell me. She is still too nervous to tell my parents because they will be heartbroken about his past. Did you worry about the residual effects of drug use?