- Find a quiet place to talk to your friend about your concerns.
- Tell him or her that you’re worried about the drug use.
- Point our ways in which the friend has changed, but don’t be accusatory or aggressive. Emphasize that you are worried about your friend’s health and safety.
- Be supportive and caring, not judgmental.
- Listen to what your friend says in return. He or she might know there is a problem, but not know what to do about it.
- Tell your friend that you’re there to help.
- Encourage your friend to talk to a trusted adult, such as parent, doctor, school counselor or nurse. Offer to go with your friend to talk to someone.
- If your friend is not will to get help, talk to a trusted adult about the situation. Tell the adult that you think your friend is abusing drugs and needs help. Several anonymous resources exist to help people struggling with drug abuse.