A close friend of mine called me last night and confessed his drug addiction. About a year ago he started smoking tobacco out of homemade bongs. He had originally started with marijuana, but eventually split it with marijuana and tobacco, and then just tobacco.
When he began smoking the tobacco out of these “apple bongs”, potato bongs, or soda can bongs, I guess he would get this large head-rush of nicotine and smoke, which would ultimately knock him unconscious sometimes.
He says his mom found him unconscious a couple times and talked with him about it, but I was one of the first people he told that he has an addiction to this brief euphoric high that was ultimately killing him.
He says he feels so guilty about it now and wants to stop. All his friends at his college are quitting smoking to help him, but I’m worried about when he goes home over the summer, where his mom smokes cigarettes and they’re readily available and he’ll be home alone a lot of the time (granted we still have some time till the summer, but still).
So in all, my questions are,
1. What information do you have on this sort of nicotine rush like this, because neither of us can find any information online, and
2. What can I do to help him besides offer him my full support of kicking this addiction?
Thank you very much.