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Can An Alcoholic Who Has lost Interest In Sex Ever Get It Back? 
I have been with a man for a year now who has told me that he's lost interest in sex through the years and didn't even have strong urges even when in his …

My Father Is An Alcholoic, How Do I Set Boundaries? 
I've grown up with him knowing that he had a problem. I don't really know what to classify him as, either an intermediate familial or chronic alcoholic. …

My Alcoholic Mother Lives With Me, Not Sure What To Do 
I desperately need some help here. I don't drink & have raised my family. However, I am now raising my mother due to alcoholism. My mother was going to …

I've been a binge drinker for 30 years and need help 
I've been a binge drinker for 30 years resulting in DUI problems. I've always been sent to Alcoholics Anonymous for treatment. When I insisted I didn't …

Should I confront my daughter about drinking while she is in recovery? 
My daughter completed a 30 day inpatient program for alcohol and drugs. She is 30, married and has a 5 year old son. She came for a visit after being out …

How does the wife feel needed and secure in our relationship as my husband starts his drinking program? 
My husband recently decided to be sober. I am struggling with a lot of fear and unknown which has also created a lot of insecurities. I want to know how …

Why do alcoholics prefer alcohol to their family? 
I need advice from someone outside my relationship. I've been with my partner for 10 years since we have been together since we were kids. I love him but …

How do I diminish the guilt I feel for leaving my alcoholic partner? 
My partner and I have been living together for 19 months now. He stopped drinking about 8 months ago on his own. While I thought this was a great accomplishment, …

Is it wrong for me up Divorce my Alcoholic spouse when his Mother is dying? 
My spouse is an Alcoholic. He never wants to talk about our issues, like when he gets drunk and bashes me with Nasty, Hurtful words to his brother and …

Should I confront my recovering alcoholic son?  
I think my son, who is a recovering alcoholic, has brought in a bottle of alcohol, do I confront him. What if I am wrong? Reply There is nothing …

Alcohol Damaged Liver and Caused Jaundice 
My name is Sushant and I started drinking when I was 20. Now I am 31 but my doctor says that my liver is damaged. Last year I was suffering from jaundice …

My Husband Feels Rejected By AA 
My husband admits he's an alcoholic and tried AA before but quit going when he approached 2 people about being his sponsor and they said they had too many …

Need Help For Alcoholic Boyfriend 
My boyfriend is having a hard time with alcoholism and over the weekend he had a bad time of it and called me; he was unable to walk, unable to talk coherently, …

Question about someone who has drank in the past but doesn't now 
HI! I have been seeing someone who has been clean for 8 yrs. He has a good job and attends meetings regularly. I met him Ballroom dancing as we both enjoy …

If my husband is an alcoholic and going through treatment, should I get help too even if I don't drink? 
My husband has recently been having severe anxiety attacks which he sought help for. He was prescribed Zoloft and was told that he shouldn't drink alcohol …

Am I an Alcoholic or Binge Drinker? 
This is a pretty long, but it includes as much information about my drinking history as I could conjure up so as to give you the complete picture. Reading …

Get Help For Wet Brain 
My husband has been to detox twice and had a complete blood work up and they say his liver is good. I have been reading about wet brain because his …

Early Onset of Alcohol Dependency 
I have a young son, age 23, who travels a lot for his job. He just graduated college and as you know there was a lot of partying. He just told me that …

When does my body start to shut down from alcohol abuse? 
Please help, all the web links are generic and do not answer my questions...I have for years gone in for blood tests on liver enzymes, and once they were …

When should I take my boyfriend to the ER for drinking? 
My boyfriend is a binge drinker, about a pint to a pint and a half of vodka daily. The problem I am having is he won't eat anything, he coughs up dark …

What Do I Do About The Dishonesty? 
My husband does not want help and wants to quit drinking his way. He was sober for 6 weeks and I found a half gallon of Jim half empty in the cabinet. …

Dating During Recovery From Alcoholism 
My question is about dating during recovery from alcoholism. I have been attending AA as well as Celebrate Recovery for 5 months. From a drug and alcohol …

Are There Support Groups For Friends and Families Besides Al-Anon? 
I met my partner only a few months ago. We didn't see each other frequently at first because we are both in grad school. I am pretty independent and busy …

Skin Issues From Chronic Alcoholism 
Will chronic alcoholism cause skin issues and diseases such as psoriasis or extreme rashes on the soles of your feet? My husband is 40 years old and …

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Face turns red or black from alcoholism 
My step father gets up and starts drinking early in the morning. Usually by after lunch his face is very very red or even black. He started drinking beer …

College Binge Drinking Alcohol Abuse By Daughter 
I have two daughters rooming together in an out of town college. They came home for the weekend and attended a small party together with hometown friends. …

Sober For 9 Months And Wants To Drink Again 
My husband is sober now for 9 months after rehabilitation in the Elim Clinic. He started asking me to buy him a drink again 2 weeks ago, I refused and …

Is Girlfriend an Alcoholic? 
To be brief. I have had issues and talked with my girlfriend about her drinking in the past. She drinks about a bottle of wine a night and does it as …

Should I Speak To My Exes Family? 
My husband has recently left me because he says he doesn't feel our relationship can go anywhere as I won't drink with him and I stop him from being an …

Do I require a doctors assistence for my drinking? 
I am 51 years old. I drank alcohol in a limited manner until I was 36. Even though I have few days off, of late, I drink daily about 250 ml of 40% liquor …

How to help my mom who drinks daily 
How can I help someone close to me that I feel has a real problem with alcohol? I am referring to my Mom who drinks on a daily basis starting about 4:00 …

How can I help my niece who's an alcoholic and abuses xanax? 
My family and I are extremely worried about my niece. She is 25 years old and is married with 2 children. She started experimenting with drugs and alcohol …

Is my husband is a problem drinker or an alcoholic? 
My husband drinks every night from the time he comes home from work to bedtime and on weekends will often start mid day. He typically drinks 20 or more …

Are there early warning signs of a potential alcohol problem with a teenage user of alcohol? 
A friend of my 15 year old son is allowed to drink at home, every weekend, or night of the week etc. as long as he is at home. The boy's mother passed …

Is My Husband An Alcoholic Or Just A Loner? 
I'm not sure if my husband is an alcoholic or not. He has drunk every night for 23 years, but has held down a respectable job. He lost his job 2 years …

Even With Sobriety Of 28 Years, Does My Wife Still Have An Alcoholic Personality 
I am the husband of a woman who I've been married to for nearly 30 years. She became genetically Alcoholic 28 years ago. She started AA 28 years ago …

What Makes A Sober Alcoholic Of 18 1/2 Years Go Back To Drinking ? 
My husband stopped drinking for 18 1/2 yrs .. after having 3 stents put into his arteries. July 2010, he started going down hill .. depression, addicted …

Is It Best For Me To Swear Off Alcohol If I Suspect My Husband Is An Alcoholic? 
My husband, K, occasionally abuses alcohol. It seems his "off" switch is broken from time to time. Often, he's perfectly okay with a couple of beers or …

Does alcohol cause insecurity? 
When I drink I have feelings of insecurity, low self-esteem and being paranoid. If I stop drinking for several days I don't feel this way. Is this a mental …

Am I Having Blackouts? 
When I drink wine, I will call my girlfriend many times and leave messages accusing her of cheating on me. Last night I called 10 times leaving 6 messages. …

How Quickly Can My Friend Stop Drinking Without Risk? 
My friend is 56 years old, and he has been drinking six pints of beer (almost like a medication regimen) every day since his mother died. He was thirteen …

Alcoholic Father and his Children 
When my husband is very drunk - slurring words, yelling at the dogs, falling over - I take my youngest child out of the house to keep her safe. When sober, …

My Grieving Mother has an Alcohol Problem? 
We lost our father in the middle of December unexpectedly. My mother has had a drinking problem off and on for as long as I can remember. For a week …

What Will The Result Be? 
What if my mother has brain damage or fluid on the brain due to alcoholism and she continues to get drunk? REPLY Hello Tessa, This is a …

Quitting After 20 Years Of Binge Drinking 
Is it dangerous or are there health risks to quit drinking cold turkey if you have been weekend binge drinking for over 20 years? Our advice to anyone …

How Can I Help My Friend?  
My dear friend, who is like a daughter to me, intentionally overdosed on drugs and alcohol this morning. Her children called me when she told them she …

What is the Solution? 
My boyfriend is addicted to alcohol, I don't know what to do... We often hear of the terrible damage that alcoholism wreaks on the sufferer, however, …

Husband concerned about having alcohol dependency treatment going on his work record and insurance 
My husband is an alcoholic and has been one for 8 years. He admits he has a problem and would like to quit before he ends up losing me. His concern …

What should I do if my husband stays home from work because of his drinking? 
What should I do if my husband stays home from work because of his drinking? Reply Missing work due to drinking may be a sign to your husband …

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Why is he so Abusive and Nasty to me? He Drinks 1 Litre of Vodka Every Day. 
I need help to get away from him, I don't want to be here anymore, he lies, manipulates, blames me for everything. I'm a team-leader and I work hard, …

Why is my husband in denial? 
What if your husband is completely aware that he has a problem with alcohol, and uses this as an excuse for drinking? He says, I know I have vices, but …

I Can't Take Anymore. 
I have been with my partner on and off for 3 years, in this time he has, I think, had a drink problem but has got slowly worse and worse. He can't keep …

What am I supposed to do now? 
My husband is an alcoholic. I believe that whole-heartedly. He has shown all the signs; he uses alcohol as a crutch when he is stressed, once he starts …

"Saying something more than once is nagging"  
Though, I think I understand the purpose for the quote, "Saying something more than once is nagging". I struggle with this and not trying to undermine …

Confronting An Alcoholic Friend 
My friend is an alcoholic and I believe a functioning alcoholic. I have known him for about 10 years. How do I go about telling him that he is an alcoholic …

What is your take on "non-alcoholic" beer? 
My husband just got out of alcohol rehab (30 day in-house treatment) and has been trying to find things that he can enjoy at social settings. He tried …

Understanding Alcoholic Behavior 
How can a person who is drinking 24/7 say to a sweet and helpful dating partner that she "has no common sense" and ask "what the f*** is wrong with you" …

AA Sponsor and Criminal Activities  
What happens when you are disclosing to your sponsor some illegal activity do they have a duty to report it? This is a difficult one. It mainly rests …

Am I an Alcoholic Just Because I Prefer To Drink Alone? 
Apparently, drinking alone is one of the signs of alcoholism, but I don't feel the urge to drink, I haven't had any in 3 weeks. I just prefer to drink …

Drinking All Day Long - What's Going On?  
A male, 69 years old wakes up and drinks a beer, then a glass of wine - he rarely has breakfast or lunch. He will sleep, then have another beer and wine, …

What Is The Recommended Amount Of Alcohol For An Adult Each Day? 
What is the recommended amount of alcohol each day? Recommended or safe levels of drinking are usually stipulated by governments in conjunction …

What If You Have Little Or No Money? 
I know that I am a functional alcoholic, but I do not have nor have I had a full time job in almost five years. Hence I have no medical insurance or …

He says he is not an alcoholic 
I am married to a man that works every day, but, every week, on either Friday or Saturday, he gets "smashed" on alcohol. He is then belligerent, condescending, …

Is my friend an alcoholic? 
I have just spent a disastrous day out with a friend of mine. We all had some Cava on the way there in the limo and I was 'in charge' of topping up everyone's …

Self-Medicating For Depression. 
I have suffered from depression for as long as I can remember. Very high functioning, but always underlying depression. I started relying on alcohol in …

What do I do now? 
This person is in control of his life. He only drinks beer when he comes home from work. He is very thin and tall and his metabolism seems to make it …

Can a child be born with Wet Brain Syndrome? 
Can a child be born with Wet Brain? If so, is it caused by the father or the mother, or both, if both abuse alcohol? Answer No, a child cannot …

Help and Assistance For Alcoholic Partner 
Question: What assistance can a partner/wife get to help an alcoholic? Answer: It all depends on whether the alcoholic wants help. If they don't …

Can I mention the drinking? 
Question - Shall I tell my alcoholic friend that I cannot see him whilst he's drinking? Is it OK for me to mention the drinking? So far I refer to him …

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