Jesus in Matthew 13 describes some people as among thorns.
The among thorns people become unfruitful because of the deceitfulness of riches and the care of this world (verse 22). I believe they are lost.
How should we deal with among thorns people?
Well it says that they become unfruitful. That means that they will not endure tribulation and testing by God. They will not produce any fruit and will eventually be cast into the fire, that is the lake of fire.
Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. (Matthew 7:19 [KJV])
So we treat them as broad roaders, that is we avoid them.