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.
This undesirable situation springs by the abuser's unconscious manifestations of harmful behaviour to himself and his friends alike.
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.
It comes naturally that a friend always relate himself/herself to his/her friend. However, they can be led down to the path of addiction due to this pressure towards substance abuse, as well, which will make recovery more difficult for both parties. This is the most infectious characteristics of compulsion.
The circle of people you consider to be your friends will start to change slowly as addiction takes control of your life. This should be able to fix your sense of belongingness only that you find yourself belonging to people who seem to head to oblivion.
New companions might be a part of the drug culture that got you dependent in any case, which would be sad for recuperation, as it makes it a great deal more hard to make new, more important connections that could really help you.