We care, for the better.
A place for families, because you don't have to use drugs to be affected by them.
- How do I know if they're using drugs?
- Why do they use drugs/alcohol?
- Is it my fault?
- How can I cope with their behaviour?
- Understanding the stages of addiction and recovery
- Where do I get the help I need?
- Getting support for your loved one
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Posted by rosie-cheeks on 5 March 2013.
My boyfriend is 28 and I'm 21, I feel like I'm looking after a child. He has a heavy heroin addiction, something I've known about since the beginning of our relationship when he told me he was and had been in treatment for a while. Throughout the past year he's been in and out of treatment, and I've been through it with him as I wanted to help him get well. But now things have taken a turn for the worse and I don't know if I can cope. We live together so I cannot escape it and my whole life seems to be consumed his drug abuse. I caught him shooting up in our house the other night when he thought i had gone to bed, i lost my temper and shouted because I had told him repeatedly that i was uncomfortable and did not want it in my home, but he ignored me and went ahead and did it anyway. He then blamed me for why he had done it. He refuses to take any responsibility for his actions. He's diabetic as well, so i get so scared that one day i will come home from work or uni and find him dead. I feel so alone, his parents pretend they don't know whats going on so i'm left to deal with it by myself and its affecting every part of my life. I don't feel like i can leave because i love him and he needs me. But the constant lies and manipulation, and mental abuse are too much to bare. I wish i could help him, i wish i had the person i met back, i wish he could see what he was doing.
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