How to help a friend with drug addiction/withdrawals?
Ok, I hope this is the best category to post this.
There's a lotlotlot of backstory to this but I'm going to try to skip most of it and just see if you guys have some advice. So, one of my girlfriends recently starting talking to this guy at work, (just as a friend) and he stopped drugs and drinking for her. Because she doesn't like it, of course. Or at least that's what it boils down too. In the process of quitting he lost his girlfriend, who btw was with him for the drugs. They were together for a year and a half and so that has also been really hard for him. Lately though he has been hanging out at my house a lot the past week and a half, with me and my family and friends, and is now having some serious withdrawals... In the daytime he can pull through but late at night he'll either call my best friend, the one who started talking to him, or me. He is always depressed and doubtful at night and he'll usually talk for an hour at the very least.
So, tonight he called me again and he is having an even harder time with the withdrawals and his ex... we talked for over 2 hours. He said the withdrawals are killing him and he's missing his ex. Now he in one of those stages where it's just like, "F the world. Who cares anyway. The worst that could happen is I would just get back on drugs." He was going to call her tonight but after I talked to him he said would would wait til tomorrow night. I knew if he called her tonight it would nooot end well. I just hope he thinks differently in the morning. There's only so much I can say. I hope he listened.
A few side notes real quick. It's not just pot this guy has done... quite a few different drugs he's done in the past. He's also only 16. About six months younger than me but he started drugs when he was 11 because his brother made him. And btw, as far as his family goes? They're a mess too. He also will NOT talk to a counselor or anything like that.
So.. help? Any advice of any kind before tomorrow afternoon would be greatly appreciated.. because that's when he's coming over next. He said he'd probably call his ex tomorrow night unless something happens that changes his mind. Hoping and praying he doesn't go back to his old life. Who knows...
**I must not forget to thank the difficult horses, who made my life miserable, but who were better teachers than the well-behaved school horses who raised no problems.**