An acquaintence who knew I am a recovering addict called me and said he was on the brink of using. I had no idea what to say. I tried to be comforting, but was completely at sea as to what to say.
Now, I am having cravings.
My old sponsor will not speak to me, because he is very old-school and says I should have hung up the moment I the guy asked for my help.
So I guess I have a lot of issues here:
Have you ever had anyone ask for help like this? Did you hang up? Did you talk to him–and what did you say?
How do you deal with your own feelings after? I really am worried about relapse.
I am not active in 12-step recovery, but I am in touch with my old sponsor. I know that the program would have recommended hanging up, but clearly I disagree with that.
But I do not know what to do now.