The Australian sports star, who was arrested on New Year's Day following an alleged drinking binge in Brisbane, has apparently been granted indefinite leave by the Lions football club while he undergoes treatment.
Fevola's coach Michael Voss told Adelaide Now: "It's got to be his choice. The network is around him to try and get him through this period. At the same time it's clearly got to be a choice of his. He's got to make some strong decisions about what he wants to do."
His former mentor David Parkin added: "In my opinion it's a very sad story all round. It's very sad for the bloke and very sad for footy. It all comes back to alcohol. That's the first step - he should get off it.
"He is one of the four or five most talented players I have seen in my life - and one of the few that if I had no interest in a game I would pay to see him. He's not a bad person, really. Those who know him like him as a person. He's a good father and a good person."