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How does one support a friend in residential treatment?
(Albany, NY USA)
I have a female friend who has been in a residential treatment program for heroin addiction for approximately 2 months. At this point in her treatment she is not allowed contact with friends outside the program.
I have been sending cards with support messages and jokes to lift her spirits and flowers on mother’s day. It is a difficult as it is one way communication. The essence of my messages is to stay strong and I have confidence in her. I also show support by occasionally going to her drug court appearances. I guess I should add that there is no romantic involvement, just friendship.
Should I address her future and career choices or just continue the messages of support as she continues to remain clean?
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