I know several people who are in dire straits when it comes to their alcohol or drug abuse. Some of us are afraid to go anywhere near them, their situations are so bad. A year from now, I doubt all of them will still be among the living. The way they’re going, that doesn’t look too likely.
The situation today with the sad news about poor Robin Williams only brings home the point that those in such circumstances need to seek out treatment.
Not more booze.
Not more drugs from your local leech of a pusher.
Treatment. And without any further delay.