Any advice here would be greatly appreciated. I'm looking for responses. My boyfriend is addicted to painkillers, mentally and physically. He's been to rehab a few times, was clean for a bit, then relapsed a few times. It wasn't until the last couple weeks that I realize this was a problem bigger than I could ever imagine, and bigger than us. The last week I realized, he could go to several rehabs, AA meetings, meetings with counselors, but none of it will ever work unless he ultimately decides he wants to get better, he can't just go through the motions and expect it to be okay. When he's having that craving and urge to do drugs, it seems like he'll go to any length to get money for the drugs, and unfortunately that involves pawning and stealing personal items, and money as well from his loved ones. I have been told that when a person lies, steals, does drugs, it's the addict doing all of it, not the actual person. He is the person I trust the most, but at the same time trust the least, if that's possible. I guess if someone who has been addicted to painkillers can tell me what's going on in the brain when they get that urge, and what kind of demons are coming out during that time, it'd be great for me to get some perspective of his train of thought when he's in that state. Thank you.