SRS friend that relapsed

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  1. tomohr

    tomohr look again! OT Supporter

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    Hi guys.. I'm not an addict, and really don't have any understanding at all of what it is like to go through rehab and getting sober. that being said a really good friend of mine that was an addict before I met him snuck up to chicago and used. His partner is away right now and I have kind of been called in to help. I'm great at being a good friend, but have no idea how to handle talking to someone that has relapsed like this. Any assistance or guidance would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. i killed tupac

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    Well, there's probably nothing you can do :hs:

    the best bet is to try and support a decision to return to his support group, whatever it may be, and get some help. Sadly, it usually isn't that easy.

    Try to do your best not to enable him, money, rides, anything at all. Make it known that his using makes him not a part of anyone's life.

    you can also look for local support with groups like Al-anon
     

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