What should I do about a friend that drinks too much?
One of my close friends drinks almost every day. To clarify, it’s not just one beer a day.. he is getting intoxicated almost daily. He’s only twenty, but graduating with a dual major in the spring. Needless to say, he’s incredibly intelligent, but I think that all of this pressure (and other relationship drama) has led him to this. It’s been going on for about a year now.
We’ve talked about it openly, and he seems to realize that it is a problem, but is unwilling to make any changes. My guess is that he is aware, but does not want to admit that it could be a problem. I know it’s early, but I am just worried about him.
Any suggestions? I’ve tried talking to him about it… but he just is not receptive. I know that people will not get help until they want it… but is there something I can do to help speed up the process? Similar situations?
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