Nobody may even read this, or care. But my friend has been drinking a lot lately, we are both in high school and she says it helps with anxiety. Even though she got along just fine before alcohol. I told her it upsets me, also I hate to see my best friend like that. My father is an alcoholic and he was so close to dying because of drinking and now it’s affecting him for the rest of his life. I want to lead her down the right path, but I don’t want to sound like I’m trying to force her. I don’t want to sound like I’m trying to control her life. I hate that I’m even having to do this. The way she’s acting lately is like the girls I used to ALWAYS stay away from. She isn’t acting like somebody I would ever want to hang out with. It’s not just the drinking she’s also starting to vape. (I know many people have different opinions on vape. I just believe it’s a gateway to many other drugs/tobacco items.) I don’t know what to do. I really just want her to go back to normal.