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Worried about my friend - October 24th 2011, 05:31 AM

I'm starting to get more and more worried about my friend, who I'll call N. Anyway N talked to me on Friday, she suffers from insomnia and she's 15 or 16, I'm not entirely sure. Anyway she hasn't slept in weeks, well she told me that she's thinking of doing something a lot of people won't approve of to try and fix it. I asked what and she knows she can trust me with anything so she told me she's going to start doing heroin to be able to fall asleep. At the time I didn't know what to say I was in shock so I just said, "Well, I'm not particularly for it but it's your body," But after saying that and finally letting it sink in I thought about the shows I've seen on like National Geographic about different drugs and I've seen one on heroin and I remember a woman saying how you get addicted the first time and how you just can't stop and it feels like you're dying when you try to or don't get a hit when you need it.

Anyway, obviously I'm sort of worried about her, I don't want her to do this to herself, it could ruin her body from the inside out and not to mention if she was found using it it could ruin her entire life. I care a lot about her and she's made not so great decisions in the past but this is one I never saw coming. I'm worried but I don't know what to do, I don't want to tell on her, I'm the only person she's told and probably will, and I don't want that kind of stuff to be on her record, there has to be a way to make her realize all of the things she would be doing to herself before she actually does it, as far as I know she hasn't yet but she's going to. Just yesterday she finally got some sleep but only half an hour to an hour. I feel bad for her but I do not want her to hurt herself like this.

I've never personally dealt with drugs, and although people in my family have I never directly saw it or anything, I know a lot of my family has done pot but I mean that's still different and even if it wasn't, I never saw it or the repercussions. Maybe I shouldn't get involved I just worry, if she's set on it, I'll still be there for her, I wouldn't leave her, she'd still be my friend but I won't exactly like that she's doing it.

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Re: Worried about my friend - October 24th 2011, 09:33 PM

You’re in a tough spot because there’s really not much you can do. I'd suggest for her to a doctor for the insomnia maybe they’ll be able to give her medication that will help her fall asleep. If she brought up the drug heroin, I wonder if she’s already used it. Sorry to worry you more but this isn’t a good situation.
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Re: Worried about my friend - October 24th 2011, 11:51 PM

Heroin is not going to help this girl.. you should bring it up again sometime, and ask if she's thinking about actually going through with it. Tell her she should know the horrible affects it will have on her and how easily addicting it is. Heroin is not going to solve her problem, just make matter worse.
Ask her if she's tried smoking weed. A lot of people find it helps them get to sleep.
Or even buying melatonin from the drug store, its over the counter and helps me sleep when I really need it but if you use it like everyday the affects aren't as strong after awhile.
Overall though I think talking to a doctor would be the best thing for her to do. He can probably prescribe her something, and help her further if she needs it.
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