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What do you do with an alcoholic?

Questions > Category: Addiction > What do you do with an alcoholic?
Asked: 2018-08-19 07:59:52

I love my husband dearly, but he’s a raging alcoholic. I’m not sure where to go or who to turn to about our future and his health. Does anyone have any ideas or personal experience with this?

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Answered: 2018-08-21 01:14:32

Alcoholics are fighting a deadly disease in which their need for alcohol goes above anything else. I’m so sorry you feel like you are fighting this alone, but there are resources to help you. I’d get in touch with your local hospital or rehabilitation clinic about possibly staging an intervention and getting him the help he needs. Professional counseling and rehabilitation is really the only way. I wish you all the best!


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Answered: 2018-08-21 03:34:59

I know your pain, because I went through it myself with my beloved husband. It can be difficult and you can feel like you’re all alone. Please ask any nearby family or friends for help if you can, as it’s important that you have support, too. There are support groups and counseling sessions for spouses and partners of addicts and alcoholics, and I encourage you to look some up in your area and attend. You can also reach out to local medical doctors and rehabilitation centers nearby to come up with a plan to get your husband the help he needs. Sadly, sometimes drastic changes are the only way to wake someone up and actually get them into the rehab they need.


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