If someone you love is suffering from drug addiction, you will know the pain of loss and the struggle it is for both of you to remain in a relationship. The addict is consumed by his or her need for the drugs that are ruining their life and cannot think of anything else. They cannot be trusted with responsibility, or to do what they say they are going to do, unless that is to get more drugs.
Unfortunately, they cannot help this terrible effect the drugs are having on them because taking drugs changes the way the brain works. To get off the drugs they need specialised drug rehab treatment. And since they spend any money they get on drugs, it is usually their loved ones that have to pay for that treatment. In Australia, the cost of drug rehabilitation is prohibitive, given that it takes at least a month of full time care and can take longer, depending on the level of addiction.