What to do about friend's drug use?
September 17, 2012 4:15 PM Subscribe
Uncertain about friend's increased drug use, could use some meta-advice.
posted by anonymous to human relations (20 answers total)
My group of friends, and myself, have dabbled in recreational drugs for over a decade, nothing major and pretty casual usage. In the past 6 months or so, several of our group have gone deeper into harder stuff, namely cocaine. It's at a point now where they really don't socialize at all without at least a little bump, even if they are just coming over for coffee after work.
This came to a head last Friday night, we were all out at a gig to see a band we all like, I never saw them all night as I was on the dance floor enjoying the show, several of them got busted by bouncers in the bathroom and tossed out. I got an email this morning which mostly consisted of how upset they were to get busted as 'they weren't hurting anyone and can you believe this?'. They are asking for an email reply. I have no idea what to say, at all. I value these friends and am worried for them and myself both.
(also, I went though a similar cycle long ago in a different city, almost note for note with a different group of friends, it ended up bad, I moved to get away from a quickly sinking ship that in the end did indeed sink, and I have not heard from those people in 15+ years, difference being then we were dumb kids, this time around it is about adults with lives)