If you have a family member or friend with a drug problem, you
probably want to help. This can be hard. You can't force a person into
One thing you can do is to stop making excuses for the person. For
example, if the person is late to work, refuse to make an excuse. The person
has to deal with the problems that his or her drug use causes.
If you feel that you'd like to talk to the person about the drug
problem, here are some suggestions:
Some people ask a group of people to help them talk to the person who
is using drugs. This is known as a group intervention. It's best to ask for
help from a counselor or therapist who has had practice in group
January 5, 2012
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
& Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction
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