I read a few posts about a stigma being a heroin addict it's strong to the point that it makes a lot of us think we're hopeless and we deserve to be treated like a lower class. I recently got out of a relationship because he started disrespecting me. He thought I would accept this treatment because I was addicted to heroin. He never heard my story never wanted to. From the beginning of the relationship I was as honest as I could be about my addiction but there's somethings that are very hard to talk about also I would like to know the person better before I told them my whole story. He was still a stranger to me. I don't have a problem being honest but I wanted to make sure that this would be a long-term relationship. Anyway he started accusing me of things I was not doing to the point he became mentally abusive using the word Junkie hor slut Etc. I did tell him that not all people that struggle with addiction go as far as to sell their bodies for drugs and he was watching too many TV shows that misrepresent addiction. he said he was going to tell everybody that I am a prostitute and I'm crazy and nobody would believe me because I am a heroin addict and none of us can be trusted. Also we all are Psychopathic and delusional. The last straw was when he accused me of meeting somebody at the gas station up the street to do a drug deal. He didn't tell me the time or day that this happened because it didn't happen. But us addicts are crazy and delusional so it happened in his mind. Nothing I said or did would have changed his mind so I broke up with him. I don't care what he tells other people because I know who I am. And the people around me know who I am and what I've done they they would never believe those lies. I know I'm a good person I just had a very bad addiction to drugs. I would like to start getting rid of the stigma though because I met a lot of great people with a very high IQs people of talent it'a shame that our addiction took us away from who we are who we and could be. Has Anyone else experienced a person like this in the recovery? Or not in recovery for that matter? stay away from them.