Talking to Someone Struggling with Addiction: A Crash Course
Article from Addiction Policy Forum by Dr. Christian Conte
According to Dr. Christian Conte, "Addiction is a complex, physiological disease that impacts people’s physical, emotional, and social health. Since most people aren’t trained in how to talk to others, let alone those who are struggling in any way whatsoever, it’s especially understandable why you might be unsure how to effectively talk with someone who is struggling with addiction."
The advice offered in this article is a helpful crash course on what you should know when talking to someone with addiction.