Cliffs: Need help on approaching friend about substance abuse (weed). Hello everyone! Seems like its been way too long since I've actually made a post here. Got my life straightened out, and have been helping people since. However, I've got myself into a bind and don't know what to do about it. My friend used to be completely straight edge. Never smoked, never drank, never had sex, etc. He was a good kid... ignorant, but a good kid. He was my roommate for 2 years, and we just moved off campus. This april, he turned 21. The minute it turned 21, the straightedge life was over for him. This semester, he moved into an apartment and his roommate was a pothead. He decided to try it out and loved it from the first day in. We all thought it was kind of funny at first: this kid who never touched anything illegal is now smoking and drinking with the rest of us. However, it was only funny for a few weeks. My friend started getting high every day, and his highs would last quite a while. There would be very few instances where you could find him when he wasn't on weed. We still laughed this off as just a phase and sooner or later he would kick off of it. Sort of like a kid having his first piece of candy. This didn't happen. We finally saw the real damages of what he has done when we had a Secret Santa party. He had one of my roommates as an "elf" (i guess you can call them that?). We went to go find my friend to bring him over, but he was too high to move. We also found out that he hand't gotten a gift for his elf. Luckily, I had bought a gift for all my roommates, and I just gave him that one so that he wouldn't go without a gift. We put him on his computer chair and wheeled him to our apartment. As soon as we got there he jumped onto the couch and laid out, eyes closed, under a blanket. He didn't move for the entire night (4 hours) except for a few moments where he would laugh for no reason what so ever. He ended up spending the night. I got a call from one of his roommates today. Apparently last night he didn't have any weed and tried to smoke whatever he could to try and get a high feeling from it. I couldn't clearly understand all of the details, but I know that his roommates are considering kicking him out for the way he has been acting. He is failing some of his classes (completely stopped going to some), and not responding to anybody in his apartment. He doesn't leave at all anymore, just gets high and sits in his room. Now I love this guy. He is a great friend and a great person, and I hate to see him in a situation like this. I have never dealt with talking to someone about a substance abuse as I've never seen something this serious before. I was hoping that I could get some advice on how to approach this matter to try and help him straighten out for next semester. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks again!