man's been my best friend for the past 13 years.. and i'm only 20. he's been through the ups and downs in my life and never once said no when i asked him for help. he's like a brother. he's family. we went to different schools for a while, but ended up at the same college, UT Knoxville- GO VOLS! (sorry, had to.. football season is comin' up and i can't wait!)
now the problem-
i lost touch with my friend for this past semester. we were both busy in our own little worlds i guess. anyhow- seems that he got caught up in some things that have left him teetering on the edge. he's admitted to his addictions and what's keeping him from living a clean life. yet he still continues to use. he said he wants to quit but just doesn't know how. i suggested cold turkey as i did when i had to make a choice a while back. that wasn't an option- he won't even ween himself off of it.
so my question is-
how can i get him off his addiction before i lose the guy who's supposed to be the best man when i get married and vice versa? intervention with his family and a few close friends is an idea that i've been thinkin' abt. but how should it be done? i dont' want to make him feel like he's messed it all up and it can't be undone or feel like he's being looked down upon. i just want to make sure he gets better before it's too late.