18 Responses to “What words would you say to help an drug or alcohol addict?”
“Its best to learn how to be happy as your natural self”.
I’m worried about you, is there anything i can do to help? I hate to see you wasting your ife like this!
there is always time to change. but if you die it Will be late
Hurry up and pass that chit dude.
No words in the world are going to help someone that does not want or will not accept help.
You cannot help them unless they WANT to be helped. Me and My mom have gone through this with my uncle. He has had three relapses, and now is going twards a promising future with his new wife.
Unfortunately I learned at a VERY young age, sometimes they have to hit rock bottom before they can climb up.
It’s not what can you say, it’s wjhat can you DO?
Be the only stable thing in their lives. That’s why people turn to usage, because they feel their lives are unstable, if you show them, then it will be easier for them to climb out of a very deep grave. Good luck and remember, just be there.
Addicts need help and support, not sympathy. It’s no use shouting at them saying “you’ve got to stop”. Most addicts know that they have to stop but that is the nature of addiction. Contact your local Social Services to see if there are any programmes in your area that would help. Don’t force the addict to go there but try to use persuasion. How do I know this? I am an alcoholic in recovery.
get to rehab – i will go with you & hold your hand if you don’ want to go alone.
say “its ok man u keep it up..
u r just distroying ur liver but be bold to face that situation when distroyed liver will distroy u , n those hopes which are still alive in someone’s eyes who cares about u”
I would say dude or dudette you need to get some help. You are unconsciously committing suicide. If your a family member or friend of an addict, let them know you care but can’t help them. They need to make a choice and get into rehab fast. Drugs and Booze are not the answer to any problem. Also suggest them going to a NA meeting or AA. Go with them if they don’t want to go alone. Best wishes. Been there with a son he is in rehab and has been there over 1 month. I give him support and will not ever enable his habit.
“Hey, wanna buy a rock?”
“Hey, wanna get drunk with me and beat up homeless people?”
wat kinda of situation u wanna help??? i have encounter lot of drug addict as i’m a volunteer in singapore prison n drug centre…
1st u gotta 2 get 2 knw them 1st… n let them 2 b comfortable 2 speak 2 u if not they will not b open 2 u n ur advise. Then i normally encourage them by saying positive thing abt them n help them find their weakness that lead 2 drug.
Once they are open 2 talk 2 you, then is time 2 give some advise like drug is not gd(which every1 of us knw), but is ok cos even they knw it but they haven realise it.
my advise is: juz b MORE SENSITIVE while talk 2 them…
[I] am here for you, but you also got to get help. Help them find a good 12-step program. They need mentors, accountability partners, and friends like you to get clean.
that as long as they dont try to get other people to do the same and/or harm people to get what they need, then they can carry on until it kill them if that s what they want…
Get sober before you die.
Seek the help of a trained interventionist.
Let them know how thier behavior is affecting you.
Get help for family and friends of alcoholics in Alanon.