Dating is really quite stressful enough but loving an addict is really something. The problems that typically occur in relationships, from forgetting your anniversary to checking out other women to actually cheating on you--these are nothing compared to being in a relationship with someone who abuses drugs or alcohol.
Many experts agree that there are certain risk factors that affect someone's likelihood and speed of developing an addiction, especially for drugs. Research suggest risk factors that increase a person's chances for addiction, while there are protective factors that can reduce it.
Having a loved one with a drug, alcohol or behavioral addiction problem can be a lot of stress and hardship. And the process of choosing the best rehabilitation facility for them can also be difficult. There are so many out there. And how would you know which one suits your loved one's case the best?