It is always safer not to use drugs, but there are ways you can help them to reduce their risks.
- Encourage them not to go out on their own
- Keep the lines of communication open and let them know you will always be there for them
- If the person you are caring for is using opiates e.g. heroin, codeine, oxycodone, morphine; find out about naloxone and how to use it in the case of overdose.