Many days I have guilt and regrets for leaving and not being able to help him out of his addiction. It was like all of the meaningful talks we had, trips to the psychiatrist, and meditative walks in nature were for nothing. According to a Psychology Today articlean estimated 40 to 60 percent of people in recovery relapse. Monica Viera is a novelist who lives in Los Angeles, California. Recent Forum Topics Hopeless. In retrospect, I know I would have done things differently if I knew the things I know now. We can all morph into the worst versions of ourselves when we become clenched in fear.
But using drugs while being together is unacceptable to me, and if I find out you are using, I will have to distance myself from you for my sake.
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