- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
My FI has a close friend who always has been a big drinker his whole life, like 20 cans of beer a day kind of guy. Even though everyone has always mentioned he’s drinking too much, he’s been able to keep his life under control until recently. He used to have a cush job at a company, but it went under and he’s now working at a bar. He used to only drink beer but now has added hard liquor into the mix, where his idea of a shot is like one of those soup bowls. We now think he’s getting heavily involved with recreational drugs as he’s getting awfully skinny and pretty out there a lot of times.
As friends, what can we do as even if we tell him the path he’s on is only destructive I’m not sure if he’ll listen? He doesn’t have family in the area and he never grew up in a stable, loving home. I feel like he may not change you unless he hits rock bottom, but I’m afraid it may be too late to help him if he does… I know the first step of getting help is that he needs to acknowledge he needs help. But if someone doesn’t think he has a problem, what can you do?