This seems to be where I would post to ask for advice, so here it goes…
I know someone who at this particular time, I do not really care for. I do not approve of what this person is doing with thier life and the choices they are making. To be more direct, this person has a problem with speed. It is affecting every aspect of thier life (work, personal relationships, family, etc…). Like I said I don’t particularly like this person right now, for the above mentioned reason, but I love this person and want to help them. I feel that this person has a tremendous ammount of patential and could be one hell of a good person. I know that he has a damn good heart but he is caught in the vicious cycle of methamphetamine abuse.
If you had someone that you thought was severely screwing up thier life and had so much to offer the world, and you loved this person and had a deeply vested interest in wanting/needing them to clean up, how would you approach the person? I don’t want to “confront” this person, but rather open a heartfelt dialog with them so that I can voice my concerns without scaring them off and putting them on the defensive.
I know from my own problems with speed in the past that if I was confontational then they would stop listening, shut me out, and not hear a thing I said.
Any sincere thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.