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How to Help a Friend with a Drug Problem

HOW TO HELP A FRIEND WITH A DRUG PROBLEM EDUCATE YOURSELF Search the internet to learn the signs Search and symptoms of addiction Q addiction symptoms Talk to healthcare providers about how to approach the issue Speak with other loved ones who have dealt with similar issues before KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN If you suspect there is a drug problem but you're not sure, observe the Danielle person's behavior Notes You may want to take notes to help you remember the actions you notice This can help when you approach the person or talk to a caregiver about the problem ASK FOR SUPPORT Confronting someone about a drug or alcohol problem can be challenging You may want to seek support and help from other friends and family members Remember to approach others from a place of care and concern, not vilification OFFER SUPPORT Don't wait for your friend or loved one to hit "rock bottom" before you say something Can we talk? Early intervention in addiction can be less intense and less disruptive for all involved Express your love and concern, using specific examples of behaviors that worry you SPEAK UP Approach your friend in a caring way to let him or her know you are concerned Express that you are willing to go with him or her to seek professional help Avoid lecturing or arguing, as these can put the other person on the defensive STAY INVOLVED Once your friend is in treatment, stay as involved as you can Show that you are committed to helping the recovery be a success in the long term Ask how treatments and meetings are going, and offer to accompany your loved one when appropriate Provided by: Fresh Start Behavioral Services, LLC Help - Hope - Healing - WWW.FRESHSTARTBEHAVIORAL.COM Sources: friend-drug-alcohol-problem-7-suggestions/ Who-You-Thin.aspx

How to Help a Friend with a Drug Problem

shared by BrittSE on Jan 25
It’s important to let your friend know that you are concerned if you suspect that he or she has a drug problem. Need more advice? Take a look at this drug addiction treatment infographic.


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