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If you suspect a friend is using drugs, here are some steps you can take:

Talk to your friend: It is important to talk to your friend about your concerns in a non-judgmental and supportive way. Encourage them to seek help and offer to help them find resources for support.

Educate yourself: Learn more about the signs and symptoms of drug use, as well as the resources available for treatment and support. This can help you provide more informed guidance and support to your friend.

Encourage your friend to seek professional help: Encourage your friend to seek professional help, such as counseling or addiction treatment. Offer to help them find resources and support them through the process.

Provide emotional support: Let your friend know that you are there for them and offer emotional support during this difficult time. Be patient, compassionate, and non-judgmental.

Set boundaries: It is important to set boundaries to protect your own well-being. If your friend’s behavior is negatively affecting your own life, consider setting boundaries and seeking support for yourself.

Remember that it can be challenging to support a friend who is using drugs, but it is important to remain supportive and non-judgmental. Encourage them to seek help and offer emotional support during this difficult time.