Dating a recovering crack addict
Sometimes men relapse with drugs because they “need” the disinhibiting substance to reduce their sexual inhibitions.Other times they relapse because their new playmate is using.
I certainly would NEVER date a recovering addict again, I don't care how much time they have under their belt!Even in my "Alien" status I don't feel qualifed to judge; however, it seems that when Addicts are "mandated" by the courts to get treatment, it should also be required that they be throughly screened for mental illness as well.It appears that all 12 Step programs are doing is turning out dry addicts and while is is a wonderful thing that they are able to stop physically destroying themselves, they are not fully cured because they continue to fight within themselves and with others the demons that have never been fully resolved.He was always the victim, his life was always in chaos, he was willing to work but always in the middle of some "misunderstanding" his past emploment history was not stable and job losses were always someone elses fault - in fact EVERYTHING was always due to some reason beyond his control.Twelve step programs preach and encourage addicts to admit they are "powerless over thier addiction" for some, they believe they have carte blanche to engage in destructive behaviors that harm others because they are "powerless" and they also have in their arsenal a way to diminish their guilt - if in fact they really have any by working steps, making "confessions" to their sponser for all their "wrongs" and hang-ups and then they get to a step where they get to "make amends" to whomever they've harmed.Hopefully you will all have fun meeting singles and try out this online dating thing...
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For three of the four years, I had no idea I was being manipulated.
My former crack addict dropped the pipe, but never fully detached from addict behaviors.
Other men pick up women at AA or NA meetings, masturbate compulsively, visit prostitutes and massage parlors, or spend multiple hours a day looking at online pornography.
These addictive relationships are distracting and dysfunctional, and they greatly increase the risk for substance abuse relapse.
Many suffer from Bi-polar, Borderline, Anti-social personality disorder, Avoidant Personality Disorder, Passive Aggression and in my case Narcissistic Personality Disorder.