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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Not sure what to do
Posted by Chrissylip on 21 April 2014.
I've been with my partner for 14 years and we have 3 children together. I found out 6 years ago that he has a crack addiction, I feel ashamed by this and keep it secret from all our friends and family as they believe his a fantastic dad and partner and I don't want them to hate him and be disappointed in me for staying with him. He goes months (most recently 5 months) without smoking crack but always relapses when he gets the money. I feel disgusted by his actions and wish I had the heart to leave him but I love him and fear he'll get worse if he didn't have the love and support at home. On the other hand I understand that every time I forgive him I allow him to continue to do this. My daughter is 12 years old, she's a big daddies girl and always trying to make him proud - 1 day she'll find out and I'm so scared she'll try it and ruin her life like he has. I don't know where to turn or what to do.... I'm breaking down and don't know where I can get help
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