When is partying too much? Maybe you and your friends have used certain drugs recreationally on occasion and thought nothing of it — but now, your friend is using all the time. What do you do if you recognize your best friend has a drug problem? Don’t just say, “F@ck it, it’s their life they can do what they want.” Your friend’s drug problem could spiral out of control at any moment and could even lead to an overdose. How do you help your friend with a drug problem?
Approaching a Friend About Their Drug Problem
Talk to your friend sooner than later. The reality of the matter is, it only takes once to overdose. Start by asking about how your friend is doing. Drug addiction is fueled by mental health issues and trauma, so you know they’re definitely not doing well. Just by starting the conversation, it shows you care about them and it will make them more willing to open up. We all know we like to joke about our problems when we’re around friends. But this is the time you should be having a serious one-to-one conversation with them.
Don’t just point out the damage they’ve done while using, let them know that they could have a better life if they overcome their addiction. Most importantly, let them know that you’re there to support them. For more information on how to approach someone about drug or even alcohol addiction, give us a call or check out our blog post, HERE.
Help Your Friend Find Rehab
Now that your friend has agreed that they need help for their drug addiction, how do you help them find the right rehab? The most important factor to keep in mind when researching rehabs is finding a dual-diagnosis treatment program. At Transformations Care, our dual-diagnosis program is designed to treat the addiction and the underlying mental health issues. Our program is customized to every individual, so we’ll set your friend up to not only get clean, but to stay clean for good.
At Transformations Care, we offer all levels of care, including detox, residential, partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and outpatient (OP). The best part about our PHP, IOP, and OP programs, is that we offer daytime and nighttime tracks, so your friend can work during the day and then work on themselves at night. To learn more about the different programs we offer, click HERE.
When your friend comes to treatment at Transformations Care, it feels more like staying at a friend’s house than being at a facility — except your friends are expert clinicians, many of whom have struggled with addiction and gotten clean themselves.
Don’t let your friend’s addictive behavior go unnoticed because they need professional drug addiction treatment before it’s too late. Give us a call today at 424.339.0965 to help your friend take the first step in transforming their life.
Getting Clean & Sober at Home
Today, more than 75% of hospitals and healthcare providers offer access to telehealth treatment, with 29 states having gone so far as to enact telehealth parity laws, which force insurance companies to reimburse patients for telehealth at the same rates as they would for in-person treatment.
If you’ve been thinking about getting clean and sober, or if you’ve been wanting to work on and strengthen the recovery you already have, it’s never been easier to do it through telehealth.