How to Approach Someone You Suspect of a Drug Problem

So, you suspect that your friend has a drug problem. Should you intervene or mind your own business? If you decide to talk to them, what's the best way to do so? Listen in to an opiate recovery group discuss their opinion and share their experiences.  

Discussion Guide:

Did your friends talk to you about your drug problem? If so, was it helpful?

What are the signs of opiate abuse?

Have you talked to others whom you suspected had a drug problem? If so, are you glad you did?

How do you start this conversation? In what manner would you approach them?

 

Supplemental Reading:

Katie MacBride, Ask Katie: I Think My Friend Has a Drug Problem, Do I Confront Her? https://www.thefix.com/ask-katie-i-think-my-friend-has-drug-problem-do-i-confront-her