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Drug Treatment Centers

It can be heartbreaking to learn that a close friend is addicted to drugs, and it might also make you feel frustrated, angry, and confused. After all, drug addiction affects not just the addicts but also everyone around them, including you. Fortunately, help is available from drug treatment centers to make it easier to get involved and to help a friend overcome his addiction.                         

How to Approach an Addict

First of all, you need to understand that it will not be easy to ask an addict stop taking drugs, especially an addict who is in denial. Still, there are things you can do to convince him to seek treatment. Start by not being judgmental when you talk to him about your concerns. Keep in mind that addiction is a disease. Do not lecture or nag; instead, try to establish trust and two-way communication between the two of you. Your friend will be likely to listen to you if you communicate honestly and not threateningly. You can help your friend overcome denials by telling him about his behaviours that you have found to be disturbing, unusual, or frightening.

To avoid aggravating an addict, do not resort to extreme measures like hiding his drugs. Avoid persuading him to stop while he’s high. Don't drink or act distraught in front of him.

You need support, too. If you're helping a friend, you may not realise that you're already neglecting your own needs. You may not realise that you're emotionally unstable and stressed, and these can impair your own judgment and cause your friend to worry about you, too. To prevent this, consider joining a support group or talking to a counsellor. Relax and take time for yourself so you can be strong not just for you, but also for your friend.

Whatever happens, do not blame yourself. You can't force your friend to stop abusing drugs. Remember that they are responsible for their own actions and change is up to them—not you. As a good friend, you should stop making excuses for their behaviour, too.

Once your loved one is ready to seek treatment, be sure to call one of the leading drug treatment centers in the UK. One40 has multiple locations, a dedicated staff, budget-friendly treatments, and versatile, individual care treatment options. Contact us at 0800 511 8112 or 0203 151 1914 to get started. One40 is BACP and CQC registered, and we provide free aftercare to ensure continued success.