What questions to ask to a recovered drug addict?

I have to write an essay about interviewing a recovered drug addict. What questions should I ask the person?

1. MAY I INTERVIEW YOU ABOUT YOUR RECOVERY?

At what age did you begin using alcohol or other drugs? (alcohol IS a drug)
What did you try first.
What other drugs have you tried?
What was your drug of choice?
At your worst, what was the name and the amount you used in 24 hours?
How much did you spend in 24 hours?

These are just questions I used to ask (reworded) when I worked at the Methadone Clinic. As long as you have their permission to ask, you can ask them anything. However, remember, they DO NOT and MAY NOT answer your questions.

Be very selective about your interviewees. Just because they’re clean doesn’t make them NICE GUYS. (Quoted to me by my Ex, while he was attending AA)

2 Responses to “What questions to ask to a recovered drug addict?”

  • TrustMe says:

    1. MAY I INTERVIEW YOU ABOUT YOUR RECOVERY?

    At what age did you begin using alcohol or other drugs? (alcohol IS a drug)
    What did you try first.
    What other drugs have you tried?
    What was your drug of choice?
    At your worst, what was the name and the amount you used in 24 hours?
    How much did you spend in 24 hours?

    These are just questions I used to ask (reworded) when I worked at the Methadone Clinic. As long as you have their permission to ask, you can ask them anything. However, remember, they DO NOT and MAY NOT answer your questions.

    Be very selective about your interviewees. Just because they’re clean doesn’t make them NICE GUYS. (Quoted to me by my Ex, while he was attending AA)
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  • Lars-Erik says:

    Why and how did you become an addict?
    When did you become aware that you had an addiction? (Some addicts never do hence the comment "I can stop when ever I wan’t to.")
    How long were you an active addict?
    How long did it take you to kick the habit and how many times have you tried to stop?
    Did you commit any crimes to feed you habit, if so what were they?
    Do you have a family if so did they know about you habit and what did they do to make you stop.
    What finally made you stop taking drugs?
    What are your planes for the future?

    That is the ones I can come up whit from the top of my head.
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