A Friend in Need

I found out earlier tonight that one of my best friends is addicted to heroin and I don't know what to do. I have been seeing him against my parents will and have been talking to him non stop about this problem since he told me I know that he doesn't have the proper funds to go to rehab since he ran away from his home, but I really want to help him. He's so far away from me now and thinks that Im leaving him because he is addicted. I don't know what to do to help him.

Can anyone think of anything?

He's someone I care so much about and he's so talented and I just don't want to lose him. I couldn't bear it :/

Hi Lovely, It is good that you want to help your friend. Does he want help? He needs to be willing. How old is your friend? If he wants help, then maybe suggest he go to an NA http://www.na.org/ meeting. There are open NA meetings that you can attend with him also if you wish to do so. You can also find online NA meetings here http://www.stepchat.com/ . For yourself, you might check out Alanon http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/ and/or Naranon http://www.nar-anon.org/ . You can find meetings for those also at stepchat.com . Keep coming and letting us know how you both are doing. We are here for you. I will say a prayer for you both. ((((hugs))))

He does want help which is a step forward. I just don't know if he wants anyone else to help him. It's a guy thing I guess... I keep trying to tell him he can't do it alone, so I think I may show these to him to give it a shot. Thank you so much! I really really appreciate it. And he's 18 almost 19.