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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-05 06:05 PM
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How do you tell your best friend he's an asshole?
Edited on Sat Jun-04-05 06:05 PM by HEyHEY
My best friend's little brother has a cocaine addiction. He's in treatment for it and goes to some form of rehab on weeknights.
I have known the kid since his birth and obviously care about him. That's why I would like to smack his brother (My best friend) black and blue. I've told him a million fucking times not to give his brother booze.
So, what did I just find out... last weekend they went out camping and he gave him a few beers... and of course you know what that lead to.
I've fucking told him time and time again you CAN'T give a guy in rehab booze like that. It doesn't matter why he's in rehab - you can't fucking do it. I've told him if we take him camping or anywhere we can't drink either, because it'll be hard for him to be around it. But he just won't fucking listen. He gives me the "Yeah I know" lip service and goes right on doing it.
I'm at my wit's end here.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-05 06:10 PM
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1. If he's that close of a friend the hard truth is the way to go.
Just straight up tell him he's being an asshole and why, if he's a true friend he'll accept it. He may or may not take your advice but at least he'll know how you feel.
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fluffernutter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-05 06:15 PM
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2. i'm boggled
at why anyone would want to do that to anyone, much less their own brother. he needs to go to a few AA/NA meetings himself to get help because he himself has a problem - he's an enabler. and he needs to see what people who have problems like his brother go through, and that helping him NOT drink or do drugs is the best thing for everyone.

or you could always just kick his ass or have Skittles do it.

thoughts of good luck to everyone involved.
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-04-05 06:15 PM
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3. maybe your friend has a problem too - and needs rehab
he is of losing drinking buddy - doesn't want to help -
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