Our expert says:
Good responses from both anons.
Your friend's behaviour does indeed sound distinctly odd, and could indeed be related to using drugs. But as has been said, without his own enthusiatic and sincere participation in treatment, he cannot be helped. And that starts by requiring him to admit to himself and others, what is going on. Earning a good salary and being chronically short of money is highly suspicious. All opne could say to him is, calmly, that he is not really fooling anybody, and that he needs help, and that you and his wife and friends will support him when he admits he needs help and seeks it and accepts it, but otherwise, his wife may need to consider how best to protect herself and the child.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical exmanication, diagnosis and formal
advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.