It's been a minute since I've posted in this forum, but I was hoping to get some answers from folks with experience. My lifelong best friend, inseparable for YEEEEARS, has become more and more distant. I stayed at his house twice a week when I was in school about an hour from my house now, and the signs were mounting. Unkempt house, missing work because of cocaine hangovers. He started doing it recreationally a few years ago and now it's an every weekend thing, and spilling over into weekdays even. I didn't care about it first -- live and let live, ya know? But then it started impacting me. We'd have plans and he'd bail last minute, leaving me lurch. He's not even close to the same person any more. We used to hang out, play old-school video games, just have a howling good time. Now I can't even get him to laugh any more. He's always wiping at his nose, blowing out massive amounts of snot form the night before. I somewhat cut ties from communication a few weeks ago because he had not shown up again for another "play date" so to speak. So I decided enough was enough. Now, 2 months have passed, and we only see each other or speak during our Wednesday night softball league. He avoids me during these meet ups. Things were always cordial, but today I send him a text reaching out asking if he needs anything, and he's ghosting me. I'm concerned, man. I feel like the next time I see him, it's going to be reading about his overdose. The reason I'm asking for help is because I have no idea where to go from here. I don't want to completely walk away and then find out that he's harmed himself. But I also don't want to be persistent about it.