Do you know someone who is addicted to drugs? If so, you may be

wondering what you can or should say to help them overcome their addiction. The truth is that there is never a guarantee something someone says or does will change the addict’s mind about their behaviors and/or addiction. However, there are still some things that you should and shouldn’t do or say when dealing with someone who is addicted to drugs. 

By following the tips noted here today, you can hopefully, help someone who has a drug addiction to get into a treatment program or into recovery. If they are ready to get help today, don’t hesitate to reach out to our Palm Beach Interventions team right away.

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Talking to Someone Who is Addicted to Drugs

Beginning the conversation about your friend or loved one’s drug addiction can be the hardest part. You may not know what to say or what to avoid saying. Each thought that comes across your mind may be terrifying, critical, judgmental, emotional or painful to say out loud. These are all normal thoughts. You aren’t alone. 

Begin the Conversation

Here at Palm Beach Interventions, we have helped many people learn how to talk to their addicted loved ones and friends. We want to help you with this, as well. Some of the tips that you can use to talk to someone who is addicted to drugs include:

If you can keep these tips in mind, it will be a bit easier to talk to your loved one or friend who is addicted to drugs. If you need a bit more guidance on what to say or not to say, our Palm Beach Interventions team would like to help you.

Supporting the Recovery Process

Did your loved one or friend already get into recovery from their drug addiction or are they about to? If so, you may not be sure how you should handle yourself or things related to your loved one or friend during their recovery process. 

 

Most importantly, you must remember that recovery isn’t a one-shoe-fits-all type of process. Everyone will go at their own speed, receive their own treatments and make changes on their own time. 

Tips for Supporting Their Recovery

With this being said, there are some great ways that you can support your loved one or friend during their recovery process including:

If your loved one or friend who is addicted to drugs is ready for or already in the recovery process, that is amazing. This is a great step for them in their life and for their future. By following through with these tips, you can be the best support for them in their recovery. 

Treatments for Drug Addictions

If you are looking for ways to help someone who is addicted to drugs, learning about the available treatments is one great way to do that. Some of the treatments that your loved one or friend may be willing or can attend include:

In each treatment program mentioned here, there are numerous recovery-related services they can receive, as well. Some of these services include medication-assisted detox, co-occurring treatments, therapy, peer support and more. 

Taking Care of Yourself First

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If you do have someone in your life who is addicted to drugs, it is good that you want to help them. However, you must remember you can’t control their life or their addiction. If you want to help them, one of the first things that you should do is to take care of yourself first. Some of the ways that you can do this include:

These are some ways you can take care of yourself while dealing with someone who is addicted to drugs. Doing these things can help to keep your own life in check for the time being. 

Help Someone Who is Addicted to Drugs Today

Is your loved one or friend ready to admit they have an addiction and get into a treatment program? Are they already in recovery, but need more support or even help after a relapse? If so, contact us today, to start helping someone who is addicted to drugs build a better life for themselves.

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