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The three most common themes in a drug user’s life are problems with money, work and relationships. This is because regular drug use has the tendency to take over a person’s life so things like work, relationships and self care are put to the side.


Drugs and work are like oil and water — they don’t mix well. Some people are high functioning drug users and manage to hold down jobs, but others become so consumed by their drug use that regular employment is difficult to achieve.


The saying goes: "Money is the root of all evil", and for a drug user this is also very true if they don’t have any! You need money to buy drugs, but if what you use costs more than you earn, problems can arise.


Relationships can be problematic for regular drug users because, for some, drugs are their number 1 love. It’s hard to sustain a healthy relationship with family, friends and partners when using drugs is your number 1 priority.