It can be scary watching someone become consumed by their drug use. However, it can be helpful to know that most people who try drugs do not develop an addiction.
Some people use drugs without any adverse impact on their mental health, work or relationships. But, others move from recreational use onto problematic use or even addiction. For people who do experience problems with their drug use, friends, family and whānau are a central support to achieving the change they want. The support you can give is varied, but providing love and care when you can and within the boundaries that you set, will be most important.
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