Hello, everyone! so I am hoping there's still a few people out there that I'll hear from. I relapsed on my drug of choice in March and have been actively using it since that time. The past month or two, I have been attempting to navigate the mental health world in a new city and get the resource I need to deal with that portion. I've also confided my struggle in a longtime friend who has been helping me taper, but I think my mental health struggles and the reality of addiction have taken a toll on him and perhaps even our friendship. I haven't been mean or nasty and the taper schedule is indeed working; I have succeeded in big ways! But I really do think there's a price being paid on our friendship. I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this, and I'm also wondering what you did to ensure you maintained your friendship into sobriety. I think I will soon be sober again, though still working on some mental health concerns with the professionals. I'm mainly just looking for sage advice on things that can help with keeping a friendship through times like this if anyone else has had experience with it. Also, if you know of any resources your friends have used to find support, I'd also be happy to know about them.