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Should I give up?
Posted by Poppy36 on 2 November 2014.
I met my man, 2 years ago. He was funny, exciting and so loving. He smoked a bit of weed but it seemed like a fairly recreational thing. Anyway, over the next few months, I discovered he had an addiction to amphetamines and cannabis. A huge addiction and one that was 20 years strong. He is a functioning addict, if you like. It's a constant cycle- he takes the speed to work and the weed to sleep. I'm terrified he's going to have a stroke, heart attack or break down. Furthermore, he decided 2 weeks ago to leave. He said he can't quit and be the man I need or deserve. Even though he left, we have still seen each other and I'm not convinced he totally wants to go completely. I guess what I want to know is this- do I just give up? Do I accept that he can't quit? I've read that addicts can't choose love over drugs, otherwise they wouldn't be addicted...I just don't know what to do- any advice would be appreciated.
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