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Do Daughters Of Alcoholic Fathers Marry Alcoholics
Stop enabling: If the family is enabling it. Suggest you and other interested family members consider attending alanon, as well as seeking professional family-centered counseling. Nobody can help your father but your father, but if family is enabling the drinking and reacting to it, learning how to stop those behaviors can make it more likely that your father chooses help. Formal intervention can be of help. ...Read more
By helping yourself: Ultimately, only the individual can decide if they have a problem and want to change. Their loved ones usually have a very hard time accepting this, and many never accept it. Alanon, a family program separate from AA, has meetings that can help -you can find it in the white pages under hotlines and helping lines. Being loving and supportive, staying away from blame and guilt, are your best tools. ...Read more
What should I do about an alcoholic father who won't attend aa meetings and is physically addicted?
Consider becoming : Part of al anon. This is where you can learn both to cope and deal with the addiction of a loved one. This is often about planting a seed and then praying it will grow. Explain to your father what your concerns are and emphasize your love (not your frustration). Offer to take him to an open meeting (expecting full well that he will likely say no). Let him know that the offer remains open. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
By helping yourself: Ultimately, only the individual can decide if they have a problem and want to change. Their loved ones usually have a very hard time accepting this, and many never accept it. Alanon, a family program separate from aa, has meetings that can help -you can find it in the white pages under hotlines and helping lines. Being loving and supportive, staying away from blame and guilt, are your best tools. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father is 51 and pooped his pants. He's also been loosing weight and on top of that he is a alcoholic. Is he dying?
Possibly: Your father needs help and he needs it now. Speak with his doctor today and tell him/her what is doing on. If he has no doctor, consider going to the er. ...Read more
My father is an alcoholic, and I have drank before. Plenty of times. Does it run in my blood? What are my chances of becoming an alcoholic?
There is evidence of: Genetic transmission of the predisposition to alcohol problems, but that has mostly been shown in the sons of alcoholic fathers. Many of my colleagues advise anyone with a strong family history of alcoholism to not start drinking, and if they have started, not to continue. While i might not go that far, i would be very aware of development of problems - drink more than intended; loss of control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
my father is facing from grade 2 hepatomagely.He has reduced his alcoholic consumption to twice a week.Will that help in curing.
Not necessarily: ANY continued use of alcohol in someone with alcoholic liver disease (alcoholic hepatitis, fibrosis or cirrhosis) is going to make it worse. While cutting down might help a little, it is not likely to completely resolve unless he completely stops drinking. If he cannot stop drinking completely, he should get professional help in doing so. ...Read more
Ask his doctors: Without knowing his full medical history& severity of liver disease, there is no way that I could give you an accurate answer. First and foremost, he MUST stop drinking completely. There are treatments, but if the liver disease is very severe, sometimes transplanation is the only option, and this is rarely done unless he has at least 6 months sober. Make sure liver specialist is involved in case. ...Read more
My father has alcoholic liver disease, hes currently in the hospital. What are his chances of recovering?
Odd: Rather odd gesture. A father will normally give his father a hug and a kiss on the head or forehead or cheek odd to kiss the neck for a child ...Read more
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