Friend Addicted to Oxy?

A friend of mine is addicted to oxy’s.

I don’t know what to do anymore.

I know that I cannot help him but a treatment center is the best option at this point.

What should be our move as people who love him, because he is in denial and is lying about everything lately.

No one can get through to him!

You Need a Plan

by: Ned Wicker

When a person is in denial, no amount of reasoning or evidence is going to change their mind. They can handle it; they are OK. Their life may be falling apart at the seams, but they think they are in control.

What you need is a plan and that involves the family, close friends and the help of a professional.

Sometimes an intervention is necessary to show the addicted person that their illness goes beyond them–it impacts those who love them.

The family has to get together and work off the same plan, and sometimes that plan is giving a little “tough love” as they say.

Make some calls. You can start with the family doctor, or a local hospital, or a drug treatment center. You are going to have to force the issue, because your friend is not going to take action. Don’t try to do this by yourself, because addiction is a family disease and everybody needs to be on board with the plan.

Treatment is only the beginning. Your friend needs to have a change of lifestyle and that means being a part of the recovery community. There needs to be a support network in place and recovering addicts need to be monitored. Addiction professionals will help formulate the strategy and go through the list of details.

Denial is a powerful enemy. The first step of the 12 Step process begins “We admitted…” and that is the necessary beginning.

For your friend to get to that point, he needs to see for himself what the disease is doing. It’s not just him, it’s everybody who loves him.

Similar Posts