5 Ways To Help Your Addicted Partner

Heroin Addiction and Abuse

“This will be the last time, this will be the last time, and it never was,” Gary said.

Heroin addiction and abuse will create destruction in not only your life, but the life of your loved ones too. Addiction will impact your family dynamics, creating harm that cannot be repaired easily. Heroin addiction is a disease that affects not only the addict, it affects many individuals you are in contact with, especially your loved ones.

When abusing Heroin, you do not think before you act, which can cause trauma and struggle in your personal relationships that might not be repairable.

“She [my girlfriend] didn’t have it no more, she was just tired of enabling me,” Gary said.

Heroin has used up a large share of your time, attention and liveliness, making Heroin use and abuse your top priority. Because of your strong focus on using and abusing Heroin, there is little time left to spend with your loved ones. This may cause resentment and leave your family and friends feeling negative emotion toward your Heroin abuse; anger, bitterness and sadness.

Because of your Heroin abuse you may notice several arguments arising with your friends and family, and your relationships beginning to grow apart just like Gary and his girlfriend’s because he put the drugs before her and their child.

Heroin Addiction Causes Financial Struggle

When you are abusing Heroin, it will cause financing issues in your life and the life of your families. It has become normal to you, spending all money you can get your hands on for Heroin. You can easily spend hundreds of thousands of dollars fueling your Heroin addiction in as little as a week.

“I smoked every day, I bought it and I asked my mom for money,” Gary said.

Your Heroin addiction is now so severe that you no longer function in a normal life causing you to lose your job. This will create a bigger burden on your loved ones as they are then obligated to provide for you and the rest of your family.

Just like Gary and his family, many other families are at risk for foreclosures, bankruptcy and losing their life savings due to Heroin addiction. Your Heroin addiction is seriously distressing the welfare and security of you loved one’s on an enduring basis.

Heroin Addiction Hurts Children

Heroin addiction, any addiction for that matter, may cause grave mental and emotion harm for your children. Your abuse may source in you becoming forceful, emotionally abusing them, creating damage that will scar them the rest of their lives. Several children of Heroin addicts grieve from long-term emotional and mental damage that causes grave damage on their education, psychological health and social constancy. Gary is lucky his addiction didn’t cause much harm to his child because it was too young to understand.

It is at the point where abusing Heroin has caused your children to lose all respect for you because you are not playing the parent roll you need to be, causing harm against them and you. There will come a time where your home will be lacking parental guidance that may cause your child to live a similar life as your own because they need to escape from the pain of their reality. Through a lack of confidence, your child may start to blame your Heroin abuse on themselves, instigating additional emotional and mental damage.

An estimate of 50-80 percent of child abuse and neglect incidents are a result of the parent, or parents, being involved with drugs or alcohol.

Your Partner Suffers from Heroin Addiction Too

Heroin addiction changes a person, that said, your addiction could possible lead to abuse in personal relationships; emotional and physical. This will cause horrible effects on your relationship. Also, suffering through Heroin addiction may lead to cheating by the one suffering with addiction, who then validates their actions. Your partner or spouse may sympathize with you; however, this is manipulation and justification on your part to rationalize you damaging behavior.

An estimated 75 percent of domestic violence incidents occur because one or more of the individuals involved having used drugs or alcohol.

Heroin Affecting Health

Heroin and all other mind altering substances can impair your judgment, this may cause you to participate in risky behaviors such as using drugs intravenously and sharing needles with others. When you share needles, this puts you at risk for contracting a blood disease like HIV or Hepatitis C.

The Effects of Your Addiction

“I just want to stay sober but I don’t know how,” Gary said.

The effects of your Heroin abuse may lead to broken relationships with your partner. It may possibly cause an unstable environment for your child, causing physiological and emotional hard. Also, there is a possibility that your health will deteriorate.

There is nothing positive about Heroin addiction until you decided to get clean and sober- all it is doing is causing emotional, physical and spiritual harm to yourself and others. There is never a better time than now to start your recovery, if you can’t do it for yourself try for your family. Addiction is a disease that can be beat with the proper tools. Get help before it is too late. Save your life, today.

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  1. Care for addicts, show them love and stop complaining and making them alone always. You need spend more time to reduce their free time. Been sober truly requires additional strength

  2. Being addicted is tough, and it is much tougher if there is no one there for you to support you. We need to have a better understanding of their situation. We must not ridicule them.

  3. Health deterioration is something crucial when it comes to any form of addictions. Help is always available if only ones eyes can see it. Help is all around. Thanks for sharing

  4. Thank you for the informative and helpful tips! These are good tips and it could help someone with an addicted partner. Drugs is never a good thing so helping someone out at a difficult time can definitely make a change.

  5. It is very true that the addicted people spoils the atmosphere of the entire family in most of the cases. The Heroine addiction at the same time is very hazardous too.

  6. The addiction of heroin will cause you struggle in financial and mental. That’s way as best as we can we should protect our family and friends to stay away from heroin.

  7. I can definitely say this blog is helpful. During this pandemic, most people are trying to alleviate stress in the wrong way. Instead, we curse them why not help them recover.

  8. Somebody should read this blog. It is very helpful and informative especially if you still have a chance of recovery from your partner. This must be shared.

  9. I wanna say the line ” I wanna say I am sober or okay but I just know how or I wanna be okay” is a line that I have heard countless times no matter what the addiction is. However this is where support system comes in, At times they make all the difference.

  10. Heroin abuse can be devastating not only to the abusers but even to the people around. I’m writing this from personal experience and need to be stopped.

  11. There are many ways to help our addicted partner.Addiction of heroin or alcohol is very harmful for our health.It may lead us to death also.

  12. Drugs like heroin and drugs are very harmful for our body. If any one person in the house is affected by the bad addiction of drugs in the house, then it becomes a difficult problem for the whole family. we need to stay away from drugs.

  13. Heroine addiction is extremely dreadful. It turns one to a different being. Drains one on all forts. Don’t start at all and save yourself the stress and long process of rehabilitation.

  14. Your last paragraph is apt i just hope that addicts could see this and realize they are harming themselves and nothing positive for being an addict. it will only leave you in despair and that is it.

  15. I have seen such incident, Addicted person looks really horrible, And they can go any limit . They need much extra care to overcome.

  16. The effect of heroine on a relationship cannot be overemphasized. if you you have kids, the kids get mostly affected and the environmental they grow becomes unstable. Being with an addictive partner has a lot of disadvantages and getting help and helping your partner through the healing process is necessarily for the sake of the kids. Thanks a lot for shedding more right on this in your article

  17. Thanks a lot for drawing the dangers that is attached with heroin abuse. Knowing too well that it makes us emotionally weak, face financial crisis and xD.

  18. Addiction has so much negative impact on a single person much less someone in a relationship. It will keep drawing the relationship back, keeping you guys from making meaningful decisions and it just hurts your partner.

  19. Heroin addiction or any other type of drug addiction can really not just yourself but also the people around you. I hope people who have the same problem as Gary would seek help so that they can live normal lives.

  20. All these ways enumerated are helpful. One thing also importance, this is the place of God in prayer and constant counselling.

  21. Heroin or any type of addiction is bad. Anyone addicted should be ready to seek for help from loved ones or family. Heroin addiction is bad and getting sober is the right decision for everyone involved.

  22. Close monitoring is also a factor to consider when helping people out of addiction. The place of rehabilitation is not negotiable because people their are trained on how to bring people who are under the influence of addiction out to normal life.

  23. Drug abuse generally is so bad,it’s harmful to so many things,one of the reasons for break ups and mental damages,you tend to give all your attentions and resources to it thereby loosing your loved ones in the process.

  24. This article has done a very good job in highlighting the effects of addiction. And this is the kind of awareness needed.

  25. this drugs abuse substances can impair your judgment making you sound always off amidst your pairs. i really dontr know why we still have high usage of this dangerous drugs

  26. All drug addiction definitely has a ripple effect that will harm your job, your family and your wellbeing. Getting help as soon as you can and recognizing the dangerous signs in others are great ways for crisis intervention. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Having a strong and supportive partner can help a lot with stopping addiction. The addicted party should never be victimized.

  28. Heroin addiction takes such a huge toll on family life especially if it happens to the bread winner. It’s not a situation I would wish upon any family.

  29. Nothing kills a relationship faster than a heroin addiction. The situation should be arrested as soon as it is arrested.

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