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How To Handle Having An Alcoholic Boyfriend
It's understandable.: The best way to become less confused about the alcoholic in your life is to learn more about it. Encourage you to explore al anon meetings. It will provider you with support, teach your ways to cope & help you to understand the concept of tough love. It is a sister program to alcoholics anonymous (which your boyfriend could use). Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A support group: The rehab your boyfriend is in may have a family program, or recommend a couples counselor for you. Alanon, a 12 step support group for loved ones and friends of people with alcoholism and other drug abuse can also be very helpful in providing advice and support. If you are religiously involved, your pastor may also be a source of help, or have recommendations for you. Good luck to him and you. ...Read more
Don't offer advice: One of the most important lessons that life has taught me -- the hard way -- is that "relationships are more important than being right." if he's decent to you and your mother, and you actually like him, the best gift you can give him is your time and what warmth you can. As things advance, you can help him with the physical stuff like getting to appointments & staying comfortable. Thanks 4 asking. ...Read more
My boyfriend has history of higj blood pressure n diabetes also alcoholic he woke up this morning dry heaveing n disoriented. Should he go to er?
What could be the cause of me suddenly committing after just a couple social alcoholic beverages? Used to be able to handle much more alcohol.
Gastritis: If you meant "vomiting" this can happen after just a few drinks if your stomach is upset to begin with - alcohol irritates the lining of the stomach, and that can induce vomiting more quickly in the presence of stomach inflammation (gastritis). Treatment is usually antacids or acid-blocking medications. (and moderation!) ...Read more
Its causes problems: Alcoholic is actually not a medical term, however people in aa call themselves alcoholics because for some reason or another alcohol causes problems in their life, health, relationships, legal trouble. Maybe they were just done having it rule their lives, it kept them stuck, from realizing their dreams, maybe they were robbed of their mind, body and spirit. Unfortunately some never see this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcoholism: An alcoholic is a man or a woman who suffers from alcoholism - they have a distinct physical desire to consume alcohol beyond their capacity to control it, regardless of all rules of common sense. Signs of alcoholism are drinking alone, drinking in secret. Not being able to limit alcohol. Blacking out. Trouble with the law, relationships or work due to drinking ...Read more
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