How do we get a drug addict out of our home? The police won't because this is their resident too!

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That is a difficult situation. Could the addict possibly be deemed as incompetent and sent somewhere for help? Are things bad enough to where you can talk to a judge to ask for a restraining order? Unfortunately, it may be a situation where you need to leave. I don't know details such as if there are children involved, etc. But I do recommend documenting everything, taking photos, making police reports etc. It feels horrible doing it because you love and care for this person, but you MUST think of yourself. As in my case, I let the insanity and chaos go on way too long, where I never came first, to a point where I lost everything, including my job, vehicle and home. Staying so long, trying so hard to help, make things better, ended up just hurting myself and those that care about me because of the addict, although said they loved me and wanted help... really didn't because it was impossible to love anyone when you are in love with a drug. That will always come first. And if they do not want the help, it will not change. And you will continue to spiral down with them. If you cannot get the addict to leave your home, consider leaving yourself. A home and all the material things that go along with it are nice, but not worth your life, your sanity, and the life of anyone else in your household. I believe you need to do whatever it takes to get yourself away from the addict and the craziness that goes along with it. Make a plan, speak with your support group and take care of you no matter how hard it is. You cannot change the addict. Please do not continue to try. Take a stand for yourself and make yourself number one. I pray you to get to a point where I am, that you can start over and life can be happy and fulfilling.

Updated on November 15, 2019

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How to Stop Enabling a Drug Addict
By Sharon Smith
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