Help! I think my housemate is abusing steroids.
My housemate moved in with me about five months ago. Officially, I am his landlord and he is my tenant, but we quickly became friends and he was an absolute joy to live with. He was funny, kind, always looking out for me and helpful around the house. I trusted him and looked forward to seeing him every day. I knew of course from the start that he went to the gym. He looked bigger than any of my friends--mostly middle aged and concerned with art and collecting obscure records rather than fitness--but nothing eyebrow-raising.
About a month and a half ago, I started noticing some very strange behavioral changes. At first he just seemed more irritable, and started spending a lot of time alone. To be fair, we can all get that way from time to time, and I know he was having some problems, so didn't think much of it. Then he started becoming secretive, short-tempered and crabbier than a two-year old at the mall. He started snapping and yelling at me over utterly trivial matters. And that was just the beginning.
In the last month or so, he has started accusing me of lying about things that no sane person would lie about. He is routinely cruel and verbally abusive. He tells outlandish lies, even when he should know that I know perfectly well that he's lying. He blocked me from his phone and put a new lock on his door. He hasn't met a conspiracy theory that he doesn't like. He accuses me of hating his girlfriend, who I am pretty indifferent toward, though in the interest of full disclosure, I should add that we kind of fooled around once. Me and my housemate that is, not me and his girlfriend.
What's most alarming though is that in the last month he's become absolutely HUGE! I am not the only one who noticed either, a few of my friends commented on it too. I don't know enough about this kind of thing to know if this could happen naturally in such a short period of time, but I suspect not.
I did a bit of snooping--wrong, I know--but found Anavar, Nipertropin and Tryrocine. Lord knows what else I might have found if I had looked harder, and I have no idea what he gets up to at the gym, He of course had all kinds of supplements, two of which I know have have made him very sick, and he told me openly about buying hypodermic needles at Wal-Mart, which sounds crazy.
It all came to a head last week when he came banging on my door at 11:00 at night, accusing me of "putting holes" in his eggs. This is the kind of delusional behavior I expect from people with serious mental illnesses, and it's very worrying. Not saying he may not have mental health issues already, he might.
I welcome any advice in advance. I have zero experience with this kind of drug abuse, and no idea what to expect. Am I wrong to suspect steroids? Is he just a mental case? Have I lost my friend forever? Please help!
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