One of the most trending topics right now is Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom’s marital struggles due to Lamar’s alleged drug abuse problem.
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According to reports, Lamar went to rehab after battling his addiction to crack cocaine for two years. After his season with the L.A. Clippers ended, he relapsed, and the reality-TV star kicked her basketball player husband out of the house after he refused to go back to rehab,
Having a partner who drinks too much or uses drugs can be detrimental to the relationship, as well as individual lives. The affect are often felt by children, relatives, friends, and co-workers.
How Substance Abuse Hurts Relationships
Couples in a relationship where substance abuse is a concern generally:
- Are unable to promote the healthy growth of the relationship
- Fight/argue much more often
- Suffer from physical abuse/domestic violence
- Suffer from mental health/emotional health issues that impact other aspects of their lives
Couples dealing with substance abuse often have a very difficult time getting out of a downward spiral of abusing to cope and coping with the abuse.