Our expert says:
Your partner might not be using rocks every day, but judging from your letter, he certainly is an addict. You are also mistaken if you think that he has not reached rock-bottom. He has.
His life (and yours) sound grim and should he continue using, things can only get worse.
You mention a child. Have you thought of the psychological scars inflicted on this child because of a father who is a raging rock addict in denial?
You have to be firm with him: he has to enter a treatment facility. You, too, need support, as it sounds as if you might be a co-dependent and as if you have been enabling this man.
Enabling him any further is not going to help you or your child. Please take this very seriously, even if it's just for the sake of your child.
How can a man who is addicted to rocks fulfil his duties as a father? Let alone as a partner or a husband.
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