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my friend - April 5th 2010, 07:42 AM

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Hello my friend has an alchol abuse problem and i do not know what do. She is 17 years old and her personalility about life and herself have changed. She used to be a hard working girl who got A's and B's that was going somewhere in her life, but around last year at this time she began to change to someone who doesnt come to school and is barely passing classes. Her drinking use to be casual and she wouldnt drink a lot , but now she drinks every weekend at least a 2 6... she has become sick many times and its just so hard to watch and feel so helpless. My friends and I have tried talking to her but she just pushes us away and denies she has a problem. Everytime she gets sick she says she wont drink anymore for awhile but a couple days later she is drinking again... please give me advise

p.s when she is drunk or high she texts my friends and I things about letting her free and she wants to go... what does this mean?
   
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Re: my friend - April 5th 2010, 08:06 AM

Hey There Love,
I'm so sorry that you seem to be finding yourself in this sticky situation. It can be tough watching a good friend throw away her life with a substance such as alcohol. Just remember that there is help out there.
In my opinion, they way I would approach it is to have a serious intervention with her. Make the time for her, yourself, and loved ones to be able to show her how she is really doing to herself. She is probably in need of a major reality check. Try to make her listen.
Usually when you see behaviour like this it could be due to some sort of trauma in her life, or a huge change that has her going to the bottle to take care of her problems. Thus the reason why she may be sending you those texts. Perhaps she's depressed and wants to not be alive any more. Maybe this is the alcohol in her that makes her say that, or maybe that is how she really feels.
The only way you're going to be able to find out these answers is to really talk with her, and make sure she see's what she's doing. If she's not willing to cooperate, maybe it's time to let her parents know, or someone who could really get her help with her alcohol consumptions and her disturbing texts.
Again, I'm sorry you find yourself in this position, and it can be hard to sit on the side line and see a friend in need. It's best you try talking to her. I hope things work out for you and her. Good luck and PM me any time. Take care of yourself.
   
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