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How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rehabilitated Apr 9, 2013. 18 Replies

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

 

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Rehabilitated replied to Rehabilitated's discussion How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?
"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…"
Apr 9, 2013
Josh replied to Rehabilitated's discussion How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?
"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…"
Apr 9, 2013
Nate Thallas replied to Rehabilitated's discussion How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?
"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…"
Apr 8, 2013
NeilTheWheel replied to Rehabilitated's discussion How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?
"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…"
Apr 8, 2013
Rehabilitated replied to Rehabilitated's discussion How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?
"Thanks lads,      he's definitely a good friend, one I don't want to loose and he's a decent bloke.  You're right Shane, I've got to try. His physical syptoms of the abuse are starting to show,…"
Apr 3, 2013
Rehabilitated replied to Dann Anthony's discussion "Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength." True or false?
"It's the sign of a weak mind"
Apr 3, 2013
Michael D. Denny replied to Rehabilitated's discussion How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?
"If it's a true friend, and not simply an acquaintance; it is his business, responsibility, place and right to help. Only if the guy wants the help. "
Apr 3, 2013
David F. replied to Rehabilitated's discussion How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?
"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…"
Apr 2, 2013
Michael D. Denny replied to Rehabilitated's discussion How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?
"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…"
Apr 2, 2013
Rehabilitated replied to Rehabilitated's discussion How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?
"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…"
Apr 1, 2013
Milo Morris replied to Rehabilitated's discussion How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?
"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? -…"
Apr 1, 2013
Rehabilitated replied to Dakota Caraway's discussion Jobs...
"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…"
Apr 1, 2013
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How do I address a friends recreational drug use before it escalates?

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 apartment, financially very secure.He had a girlfriend that kept focused finanacially, but provided no love or emotional support. They broke up, he has a new girlfriend who's lovely, but less motivated and he now enjoys a lot more freedom.This means some old friends are back in his life, they just…See More
Apr 1, 2013
Rehabilitated replied to Tylor's discussion co-habitation -> is it appropriate?
"Finding a good housemate is always a challenge regardless of gender. Focus on what you want in a housemate first, try to align this with what you will need to succeed in you study and how to meet other goals you may have. Write it down! Keep this…"
Apr 1, 2013
Rehabilitated replied to Noluckbuck's discussion In need of a haircut, any suggestions?
"clean, simple. Don't go to a cheap suburban family hairdresser, a good barber will cost a few extra dollars but will show attention to detail with a cut to suit your shape."
Apr 1, 2013

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