How to help a drug addict?
November 22, 2012 6:06 PM Subscribe
How to support someone trying to overcome an addiction?
posted by tylerkaraszewski to human relations (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
A person I care about has recently admitted to abusing prescription painkillers. This revalation came about because he was stopped for speeding, and his car was searched. He was charged with felony possession of four pills (but not driving while intoxicated, as he was not using them at the time). This has been a wake up call for him and he legitimately wants to make a change to his own life. He has been sober now for seven days, but has admitted to trying to quit before and succeeding for a couple weeks before relapsing. What can I offer him that might be helpful in this situation?
Also, I don't expect to be able to affect his legal situation, but what is a realistic outcome for someone with charges like these in California?