Dating a heroin addict

I've seen more relationships fail, in the rooms, than succeed.

As a chronic brain disease, the threat of relapse is ever-present – an estimated 40 to 60 percent of addicts relapse – and watching someone you love spiral out of control can be one of the most horrific experiences of your life.

Recovering addicts don’t expect perfection in their partners, having learned firsthand that it doesn’t exist.

And they have committed – in recovery and in life – to honesty and integrity and making decisions in accordance with their values.

You may hear wild stories of drug-fueled sexscapades or run into slippery characters from their past.

All of these can be difficult to understand, so you have to honestly evaluate and communicate your tolerance level.

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