This is a bit of a sticky issue for me. I've been trying to get a close friend of mine to stop doing meth, unfortunately I've had little success. Since his abusing such a highly dangerous substance, and the negative effects on his health are already showing up. Honestly, I don't see him staying alive 6 months from now. However, we live in a society that has gone a little soft. There are some taboos and you can't outright tell someone they are going to die straight of the bat. I do plan on telling my friend that he won't be alive much longer if he continues this path, I'm just trying to come up with a tactful way of expressing this. What are your thoughts on this, is there a good way to tell someone that they will die from their substance abuse?