We often overlook that an addiction also affects the friends of the abuser. Just because of this compulsion, the people around you who care about you, notice and perceive your sufferings.
For you and for others, this compulsion habit causes devastating outcomes.
Addicts causes relationships to wear away and once the addict is on this slippery slope, coming back up is much harder. This review is focussed on the various people affected in the lifetime of an addict.
Conformity to the group is expected from its members hence the pressure to participate in any of the circle's activities. The abusive use of drugs because of pressure leads to addictiveness that will eventually become harder for the recovery of both persons. Peer pressure makes addiction a more potent social contagion.
The circle of people you consider to be your friends will start to change slowly as addiction takes control of your life. If these are friends who've come around due to a shared drug habit, it could mean trouble for you.
It is possible that the new friends you acquire comprise the drug tradition that initially lead you to addiction, which makes more difficult because it makes it harder for you to establish new and responsible relationships that may help you.