I have a friend who is a very heavy drinker (a bottle of vodka a day plus cans of lager (double figures)) but despite numerous attempts at getting him to at least slow down, still continues.
My question is what is the best way to help? I feel that nagging him only makes the problem worse and tends to isolate him as he will actively avoid those who he feels will lecture him.
On the other hand I don't want to just stand by and hope that he has a light bulb moment, as it may never happen.
At the moment I just support him as much as I can without supporting his addiction, is there anything else that I can try?