We all want to be supportive of our friends who are struggling with an addiction. In many cases that takes the form of a respectful silence — just “being there” for them. However, as we tell the families and friends of the people we work with at our Sacramento rehab center, sometimes you need to have a frank conversation with them. But where do you start? How do you engage them in conversation about their addiction without looking like you’re confronting them? It’s not easy, but it can be done.
Breaking the Ice
Being direct and telling a friend who has an addiction, “You have a problem. You need help.” isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if your gut tells you you need to ease into the conversation instead. Read more from this blog: