My Boyfriend is Addicted to Drugs - How Do I help Him?
How can I help him to leave drugs? He's taking drugs and has been smoking for a long time. I told him to quit and he said he would but as yet hasn't done so.
I even said him to go to rehab but he does not want to. He tried to quit but only managed for 6 days. I guess the reason may be because when he was small his family didn't give much attention and love - and the friends he made were doing all these things.
But now after we've been in a relationship, he's gotten all the love, attention and everything. Maybe there is even other reason why he started? He's now 21 years old ... so please help me out ... what should I do now?
All my friends and my family does not like him because he's taking drugs and doing all this. They all keep telling me he will die because he's taking drugs and that I leave him, but I love him and I don't want to leave him. I want to marry him ... so please tell me how can I help my boyfriend??
Your boyfriend has to want help - and he has to want to beat his drug addiction. And if he doesn't, there isn't much you can do for him - because overcoming an addiction requires work on a spiritual, emotional and behavioural level. And only he can do that work (with the help of professionals and others in recovery from drug addiction
So talk to your boyfriend and encourage him to get help and go to rehab. Does he want to waste his life and continue living the life of drug addiction? Or does he want make a success of his life and find real happiness? And tell him too that you don't want to be in a toxic relationship, where drugs stand in the way of the two of you finding real happiness together.
Hopefully if he sees how serious you are about him changing ... it will motivate him to get help. There are no guarantees, but you can try. If however in time things don't change and he continues a life of destruction, you may need to listen to your parents and consider leaving - because his addiction will not only destroy him but also your relationship.
All The Best.