Guides on How to Deal with a Drug Addict Person
Interacting or talking to a drug addict person can sometimes be complicated even if that person is a close friend. You don’t exactly know what is in his mind if he is under the influence of drugs. So you must be a little bit careful of your actions and words so as not to offend him in any way. He is not in his right mind so chances are he might receive a wrong information or signal. Here are few guides and suggestion on how to deal with a drug addict person:
- If your friend is into drugs, show him that you are concerned of his present situation. Let him know that he can reach out to you for help if in the future he decides to seek help and treatment for his condition. You don’t have to blame him by using harsh and demeaning words for getting into drug addiction.
- If you truly care for your drug addict friend, try not to cover up for him. If he has to face a punishment or consequences for his unfavorable actions due to the influence of drugs, then let it be. It is his choice and he is responsible for his actions. If you continue to protect him, it is like tolerating him for his addiction.
- If you are financially able, offer him assistance in paying his bills or buying him groceries for his consumption. Refrain from giving him money because chances are he might use that money to buy more drugs.
- Don’t give him advice if he didn’t ask for any and don’t force him to follow your advice. He will only ask for your advice if he is already willing to listen and if he is already ready to seek treatment for his condition.
- If he decides to be treated, be there to give him moral support. Talk to him to make sure that he follows all the rules and advice him to be compliant to his doctors.
- If you want to fully understand what he is going through, try to make an extra research about his condition.
- You have also your own life to manage and you cannot be with your friend most of the time. In this regard, try to maintain a steady communication even just through phone calls. But if your schedule and time permits, much better if you can visit him more often in person.