Need help, how can you change?

United States
February 21, 2011 2:16pm CST
I have a friend that is addicted to pills but i have tryed every thing i no to help them iam at the point of giving up. What should i do?
4 responses
• United States
21 Feb 11
All you can do is be a friend and continue to speak to your friend about getting help. Maybe any family members who can also encourage the person to stop? As we no matter how much we try to help someone with the addiction, cannot force them, as unless they say I have a problem and need help nothing will change it. It is a very difficult addiction to kick, but not impossible. So continue to be there for your friend and hopefully they do not take it overboard. Sorry about that as it has to be hard to see the person waste their life this way.
• United States
21 Feb 11
i hope she gets threw this problem in her life, i feel like she thinks it take her away when shes high but when she is not taking them she worry about the problems of the world. it is hard seeing her like that.
• United States
21 Feb 11
So sorry to hear this sweetie. I do know a 23 year old male, who no matter what all the family and friends say to try and help it has been a vicious repetitive addiction. I do hope she gets the message soon as overdosing is possible. Bless you for caring so much.
• United States
21 Feb 11
You should just leave the person to his addiction. There is nothing you can do to save him. It is far beyond your control.
• United States
21 Feb 11
But some times you feel like if you fail they might die and did i do enough?
• Philippines
21 Feb 11
if you feel like you've already done everything that you have to do as a friend. then let go, its tough we all know, but sometimes people learn in their own ways whether they learn it in a good way, or they'll learn it in hard way. you've been a good friend though, kudos.
• United States
21 Feb 11
No matter how much you want to you cannot help someone that doesn't want help. May need a rehab but have to want to do it themselves. My thoughts are with you.