It is a known fact that peer pressure increases the risk of substance abuse among teens. However, peer pressure is not always bad. It has to be remembered that positive peer pressure or influence can even help a person in recovery from drug abuse. A positive peer pressure is a force which brings a positive change.
As you know, teens often get used to the behavior of their fellow friends. For instance, they try to use illicit drugs when moving with those who are already into the habit of substance abuse. However, if a person is associated with those of good conduct, they cannot get influenced by unnecessary and dangerous habits like substance abuse. Association with such people also helps one to get away from any substance abuse problems.
Suggestions and encouragement from true and good friends help you to get away from the deadly habit. However, it is the self-efficacy of a person that tends to change the substance abused friend. If a person really feels that the affected friend can build a good life on recovery, he or she tries to motivate them to achieve success. They even find good examples showing the consequences of illicit drug use.
They also try to educate the health dangers associated with it. They even make you understand the feelings and troubles faced by your parents because of your illicit drug usage. They often give suggestions on how to get away from the habit. However, drug abused individuals often become aggressive and irritated. So, they have to be ready to face such violent behavior of their friends, consult a professional and get tips to get their abused friend recover successfully.