I have a good buddy who I'm worried about.We're both from similar backgrounds, being knockabout kids in our youth and growing up with some pretty bad guys around.He's grown up, has a great job, good…Continue
"It's tough, Meth has become so common here in Melbourne. It seems to have become more widely accepted.
Other drugs like cocaine are incredibly expensive here compared to the rest of the world so this seems to have filled a gap in the market.
"I've got a brother-in-law who has royally screwed up his life with drugs. He is smart had a great job, beautiful wife, and two great kids. My sister-in-law recently left after filing for divorce. It was a long road to get…"
"I opened this link expecting you to talk about your friend with a marijuana "problem". He has a job and seems to be able to support himself pretty well, so I was about to laugh and close the page until I saw the dreaded METH…"
"My deepest sypathy, my friend. Having been on both ends of this (having treated meth users as patients and having to deal with a problem of my own), the only real way is for him to crash, and hope he doesnt burn. You may be able to talk him out of…"
"Sound words David F.
Having been fooled around myself, I can comfortably say that neither my parents, siblings or friends could sway me at the time. I had to fall to stand up again. Once I decided to stand up again, that's when all the support…"
"I had a my best friend go the route of drugs. I did not. At one point we stopped hanging out because he just wanted to go hang out and get high. As I did not I was not much fun to be with anymore.
Tell him what you told us about…"
"You can talk to them and they may do an intercession but ultimately it is him that needs to make the decision. If the intercession does not end well and he keeps on using then you need to walk, I can't stress that enough. If you…"
"I hate to say it but beyond telling him he's screwing up his life there's not much you can do about this. The only one who is going to change his behavior is him and it may take reaching that rock bottom. If you've already…"
"In a nutshell, that's pretty much it. Beyond what Shane said here, it's neither your business, your responsibility, your place or your right.
Let him know that he is wasting his life, enabling his girlfriend to throw…"
"Pretty good advice Milo,
I think his use has been becoming more regular since Christmas/New Years. He's financially very stable and it's a cheap drug here so there's not the fear of the immediate financial issues that would be faced…"
"Here are some things that I think you should consider.
- Remember that there is a big difference between being "judgmental," and being analytical.
- Is he just experimenting, or has this gone beyond experimentation and into addiction?
"If you just want a job to get some cash coming in, there's always several industries with a high level of staff turnover you could look at.
Identify them (where I studied it was caring for people with disabilities and food packing. Both…"
"We decide as a society which things are acceptable behavior. A consenting relationship between adults, is no business of mine or yours. And no reason to discriminate.
We draw lines legally surrounding issues of consent (and sometimes harm). A…"
"You are comparing laws and customs that yoked the lives of fellow human beings in involuntary solitude and chattel slavery, broke families, and put millions of people through hardships that you could never fucking fathom,
to the laws that say, hey,…"
"I'm torn on the issue. On the one hand, I consider sexuality in the same category as I do age, race, and sex - that is, things you are born with. Discriminating against someone because they are black, or a woman, or over 50, is pretty shitty.…"
"Opening up the door for legally obligated cake baking despite the baker's objections and convictions is similar to fundamentalist christian's efforts to "get god back in schools" or "teach the controversy", in that it…"
""So the problem with the self seems to be that it's whatever anyone says whenever anyone says, & it can changed endlessly."
I think God changes at near the same rate as the self, which, I suspect, is less swift and less endless…"