What should I do if my friend or suitemate has an unhealthy drinking pattern?


It’s a good idea in this situation to talk about the issue with your dean or froco, as they may have more information about other factors going on behind the scenes.  You can also contact Yale’s substance abuse counselors listed above - they can help clarify the situation and give you some tips.  It may be helpful for you to have a conversation with the friend you’re concerned about, but keep in mind that you’re not a trained counselor, and if this person has a problem with alcohol, a conversation with a professional may be necessary to determine the best way to deal with it.