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Drugs Can Ruin Friendships

Dear Sugar
I've uncovered my best friends secret; she's been smoking pot and experimenting with other, harder drugs. Her parents know, but it doesn't really seem like they even care. I was over one day when she asked for $200 and they handed it to her. Could you imagine?!

I know this is self destructive behavior. What can I do to help her? It's beginning to make her act out, become distant and short tempered. I am really worried about her. Concerned Coretta

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Dear Concerned Coretta,
I don't blame you for being worried about your friend and drugs . Your friend should feel lucky to have you around. It doesn't seem like anyone is paying any attention to how serious and habit forming drugs can become.

I suggest that you talk to her. Explain your fears about her getting addicted and also how scared it makes you that her behaviors may affect your friendship. Try and ask her if anything has happened to her to make her start experimenting with drugs. Maybe there was an event or a revelation that she had and she needs help. Be prepared to listen and to offer your help.

Once you talk to her all you can do is wait to see if she stops using or not. If she continues, try to set a limit for yourself. How much energy can you possibly devote to someone who doesn't want your help? The desire to quit has got to come from her. Now that she knows you are there to support her, you can only hope that she'll come to you when she's ready.

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herbiefrog herbiefrog 10 years
> What can I do to help her? you could get her a better dealer sounds like she's being ripped off hope that helps : )
highsociety1 highsociety1 10 years
Hey, who's been in my car taking pics?!
Moongal Moongal 10 years
sober is the way to go, but too many people choose the long hard path to go down. Drugs are the root of all evil. The destroy marriages, famlies and friends, it such a sad thing. I just lost a sister to it.
bonitabijou bonitabijou 10 years
sober squad!!! yay! good advice.
blOndiE7 blOndiE7 10 years
ya thats good advice!!
LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
Good advice as aways Dear, remember Drug Free Is the way to be
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