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2,638 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by mrobvious

Would you let a good friend, who is a recovering crack addict, live with you and your family in an effort to help them get back on their feet?
My good friend needs a place to stay untill he enters rehab. I have mixed emotions about this.Give me some insight.


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17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/11/04 - 3:37:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
It really depends on how really a good friend they are. What was he like when he was on drugs? Was he mean and violent or very meek and mild? Also do you have the room for them and the money to feed them? Would it put your family in a bind? It depends on a lot of things but it must be a family decession, not just yours. You have to look at both, pros and cons. But I wish you luck in what ever you do.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/11/04 - 3:39:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would, but the second they slip, bring someone else into the house, be a dick, they'll be back on the street and probably back on crack.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/11/04 - 3:40:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Replace crack with sex and you've got a deal.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/11/04 - 3:49:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
If I could afford it, then yes, I would.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/12/04 - 6:26:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah... it's pretty much a financial and space manner. I would if i could...
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Saturday 6/12/04 - 6:27:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, that would be too stressful for me at this point in my life.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/17/04 - 12:50:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
I suppose if they have no where else to go. Someone's gotta give them a break, a chance to be clean.

But I would be worried, and I'd watch out.

17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/17/04 - 12:53:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
If they were a very close friend with no place to go, then I *might* consider it.
I'd rather pay out of my own wallet to have them recover in a hospital with professionals, though.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/17/04 - 1:12:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutely, especially if it is a good friend. The wait for a bed in rehab can sometimes take a little while, and in the meantime, your friend needs all the support he can get. However, many people, understandably so, cannot handle watching someone they care about go through withdrawals. It is not a pretty sight, so if you decide to do it, be emotionally prepared. Good luck.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Saturday 7/17/04 - 2:15:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm guessing by family the question means after you are married and such. If it were just my husband and I, I would discuss it with him and he was fine with it I would.

If I had a child I probably wouldn't, though. No matter how close this friend is the wellbeing of my child would come first. I wouldn't want to risk my friend going back to crack and it having an adverse effect on my child.

17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/25/04 - 2:32:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
If you have children, then you shoudln't let that person stay with you, no matter how good of a friend they are. You wouldn't want anything harming your children.
17 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Sunday 7/25/04 - 2:58:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
I dont know drugs do wierd things to people.He may be your feriend but if that addiction tells him to steal from you he will.He might not want to but addiction is a bad thing it takes otherwise nice normal people and turns them evil.Iunderstand wanting to help a friend but you really got to be careful espcialy before he goes to rehab.I hope your friend gets the help he need and you should be there for him all i can say is be his friend but be careful.
17 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Friday 9/17/04 - 5:30:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
Not if i had kids.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/20/04 - 10:27:10 PM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutly, thats what friends are for. Unless I found out they wern't recovering at all, then I'd probably give them the boot....
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/20/04 - 10:28:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
No. Family first.
17 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Wednesday 10/20/04 - 10:31:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Who am I kidding? I would so.
I can never say no about these sort of things. LOL Omnicron.

^^ Who am I? Dr. Phil?

17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Thursday 11/4/04 - 9:18:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
if s/he is honestly attempting to get better than yes I would support them and aid them if i had any doubts about their sincerity on getting better then no
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/6/04 - 1:24:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
No! Never trust drug addicts! Drugs is always their number one priority. Not friends, not family, not their job. That's sad but thats how it is.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/6/04 - 1:29:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yes. I trust my friends, regardless of whether they're on drugs or not. That's why they're my friends.
17 yrs ago, 6 mos ago - Saturday 11/6/04 - 7:15:57 AM EST (GMT-5)
Don't they have park benches for this?
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/6/04 - 2:07:18 PM EST (GMT-5)
UL, I hope you are joking because that isn't very nice to say. It would be a very hard decission to make. I would think hospitalization would be better first then maybe I would. If I did, he/she would have to be watched all the time. It would be hard to trust them. Some people it takes a long time to come clean and others just a short time. A lot of prayer needs to be said first. If you do, you will have to put your foot down and let them know, that the first time they screw up, there gone. Hit the road jack and don't come back no more no more.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/6/04 - 2:23:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
No way man!
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/6/04 - 2:26:15 PM EST (GMT-5)
Hmm...No, I wouldn't.
I'd be too worried that he'd start stealing stuff from me.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/6/04 - 2:44:31 PM EST (GMT-5)
It really really depends on how good a friend they were. They'd have to be like one of my 2 best friends.
And I'd warn them that if they stole anything from me I'd beat the sh*t out of them, bleach all their clothes, and put cat sh*t in their luggage
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Monday 12/6/04 - 2:47:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
Sure, as long as they dont take advantage of me and assume its a free place to live and smoke crack.

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