He's a good guy, good heart, and I love him deeply, but he keeps stealing my pills and lies to my face, if I accidentally forget to hide them. My mother is temporarily living with me, as her home burned down 4 months ago and he is now stealing her pain medication. I'm so angry about this, as I'm very protective of my tiny elderly asian mother. He cries and apologizes when I get him to finally admit what he's done. I told him to get substance abuse counseling when I first found him stealing from me in January and he's only went 3-4 times and doesn't keep up with it. Does anyone ever get better? Is addiction to narcs eternal?