I am not much of a TV watcher, but when I do watch TV I will only watch certain shows, such as Intervention. The first time I watched the show it was about a young girl who was an heroin addicted, and her family wanted the bright, funny, loving girl back that they all grew to love, not a junkie.
So they arranged an intervention to let her know how much they loved her, but they were not going to watch her ruin her live. They tried to convince her to check herself into a heroin detox center.
Many people look at druggies as pathetic losers, but the bottom line is most those on drugs are trying to run from the everyday realities because they cannot handle the real world. I doubt they woke up one morning and stated they wanted to be a junkie when they grew up, and I am sure if they could handle life, like most then they wouldn’t be drowning themselves in drugs.
Look at some of those famous people we loved so dear such as Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, River Phoenix, and that is just to name a few.
The ones we refer to as junkies are crying out for help, they are needing family and friends to be there for them during their struggles. They are not needing people to talk about how worthless they are, and how they are nothing but junkies.
If you having a drug addicted in your family, sit down with them and understand why they are using. By reaching out you can make a difference, talk them into getting professional help, and let them know you are there for them. Don’t label them because you wouldn’t want to be labeled.