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My husband comes in the house long enough to tell me about his day at work and then spends every evening either out in the garage drinking or takes the
When is it justified to leave forever? Is alcoholism really out of the addict's control? Do alcoholics deserve compassion as any ill person does? If yes,
When we met he drank frequently. He soon stopped because I didn't like it. For a few years things were great. He barely drank and when he did, it was just
Your husband is problematically drinking and in denial. Set boundaries you can enforce. Get outside support for yourself. Therapy, Al-Anon, family and friends...
How do I help my alcoholic boyfriend get better? What about me? First I would begin by educating yourself. Attend an Al-Anon meeting, or get counseling....
What should I include in a letter to my girlfriend about her alcoholism? Express your love and concern, set boundaries. You have a right to feel happy and safe.
I wonder about my step-father, who recently died of congestive heart failure. He was an alcoholic for years but in the last 10-15 years of his life he
He has been drinking hard liquor every day for over 10 years. He never appears drunk, but his hands tremble, and he smells of old liquor. Is he an alcoholic?
What exactly is the sponsor’s responsibilities? My husband of 30 years moved out and says he needs to get approval from his sponsor before he can speak with me? Is this normal?
One of the hardest parts in the recovery process is earning the trust of family members. It may be useful to have an agreed-upon plan for steps to take if there is a suspicion...
The struggles of anxiety disorders are one of the main reasons that people turn to alcohol and drugs; they are trying to find relief from pain or stress, or an untreated mental illness. Counseling....
It is important to take the time to care for yourself and understand what kept you in this relationship. He was in a relationship with alcohol, not you. Support groups like Al-Anon....
Mental health concerns and alcohol use should be viewed and treated together, as they are intertwined through a cycle. Having the self-awareness to seek treatment and be accepting of help and support is the first step towards thriving in your journey in recovery.
This is a decision that you have to make as an individual. Offer your support, and remind him how much you believe in him. This will give him a foundation if he…
Our son is an alcoholic. He is 31. He has been doing drugs and alcohol for at least 14 years now. He has almost always lived elsewhere since he has
The purpose of his responses are to defend the addiction and put the focus on you instead of him. I recommend that you seek counseling so you can properly respond to him as well as take care of yourself.
My story of how I overcame alcoholism, job loss, financial failure, divorce and cancer. I grew up with an alcoholic mother, and became an alcoholic.
Online support groups provide many of the same benefits as in-person groups. However, the APA has stated that face-to-face meetings are more effective.
It is unlikely that you will develop withdrawal symptoms if you have not by week 4. Some physical symptoms from alcohol abuse can take years to fully manifest.
I'm in the final stages of alcoholic dementia. I need help: Quitting drinking is your best hope for a longer and improved quality of life. Contact a local hospital for detox resources....
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