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So I’ve become friends with this girl who formerly rode at the same stable that I do. She’s 3 years younger than me, and still in high school. God has definitely put her and some other girls in my life for a reason, and already He has used me. In the past few months, she has been listening to music that encourages drug use (the Weeknd), but I never thought she would do it. Unfortunately, one of her friends had a bad accident and got a lot of Oxycodone after her back surgeries. She has been giving them to her. Initially I told her that I didn’t like what she was doing at all, but that didn’t mean that I wouldn’t be her friend anymore. But she told me that everyone hated her now, and I asked why, and she said that she had taken them every day while in Hawaii, and they aren’t ok with that. So I told her again that I wasn’t mad at her, just what she was doing, but then I also told her that she needs to choose her friends or “oxy” because she obviously can’t have both. I swear I said it in the most understanding way, but she got offended. She denies being addicted, but we all know that she is. A few of us (her friends) have been talking it through (they’re not Christian), and we are thinking that, for her safety, we should tell her parents. At this point, we’d rather have her never talk to us, than give her life over to drugs. It’s hard because she doesn’t see what we see, and I’m praying so hard. I know that Jesus can change hearts, but I don’t want to see this friendship crumble. Any advice? What would you guys do?

June 9, 2015 at 05:57
McKayla Denise

McKayla Denise

I would tell her parents. There’s no doubt in my mind I would. I don’t know her, but I don’t want her to go down a destructive road. So if I was her friend, I’d definitely tell her parents. It would be saving her life.

June 9, 2015 at 09:14
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rinnierose

I am very sorry you have to go through this. It is very very difficult to have someone close to you involved in drugs. Unfortunately with drug abuse and addiction people will always put the drugs first even if it is hurting the people around them. The only way she will stop is either if she hits rock bottom and makes the choice herself (Even then it will be extremely hard/painful process for her) or for an adult to step in and get her put in rehab.
I know with my ex, when I found out he did drugs and we ended it, anytime drugs came up (even if I wasn’t lecturing him or saying something bad about it) he would flip out saying people judge him and its not what people think. Drug users cant see what they are doing to themselves and will only get upset at anyone who they think disagrees with their choices.
Like McKayla said I really think you should maybe tell your parents first and then her parents. You may lose her as a friend (or at least until she can break free) but it would be saving her life possibly.
Just keep praying for her and for what God has in store for her life. The road may be hard for awhile with all of this but keep your chin up and your head on straight. I really wish you didn’t have to go through this but I also believe God may be using this to grow you in some way. I hope for the best with your friend and I’m glad she has someone like you around to care for her!
Let me know if you need anymore advice or support! <3 sending prayers

June 16, 2015 at 11:55
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