By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — February is considered the month of love, because of Valentine’s day, but it can be difficult when your significant other has a substance abuse problem.READ MORE: Bipartisan Election Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania
Forget the candy and the flowers if your Valentine is an addict, you need to find the strength to offer support according to Justin Daniels, founder and CEO of Clarity Way a rehab center near Lancaster.READ MORE: Police Release Video Of Alleged Suspects Wanted For Deadly Beating At Pat's Steaks In South Philadelphia
“It’s exhausting to have to love someone and be lied to and not come home. What I tell people is you can never give up on your loved on if it’s your son, daughter, wife or husband there is help out there,” Daniels says.MORE NEWS: Man Hospitalized After Shooting Inside Concord Mall, Delaware State Police Say
He admits there’s a fine line between being supportive and being a nag but loving an addict requires setting new parameters and sticking to the new life, setting boundaries and not enabling the addictive behavior and none of it is easy.