How can a drug addiction affect intimacy in a relationship?

Mr. Eliot LeBow, CDE, LCSW
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism

Most drugs stop intimacy in its tracks. The addicted individual is more interested in the drug, including alcohol, than you. They tend to lack motivation and are detached from reality. Motivation and emotional connectedness is a very important part of intimacy. Most drugs reduce both of these, causing a lack of intimacy in a relationship.

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