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How To Talk To My Alcoholic Husband
The Addict: The addict brain leads to self centeredness, denial, dishonesty, and minimization. It will do no good to talk during a time your brother is intoxicated. Offering a frank and honest appraisal of what you see him doing or living like and how you feel about it is a good beginning. Not reacting to anything that sounds like a lie or a minimization may help. Do not appear judgmental. But, concerned. ...Read more
There is no "pat": Answer to this question. In general, I do not advise friends or family to "confront" people with alcoholism, since they usually have greatly developed denial, and will almost always react with anger and resentment, and it will even increase their level of denial. Being open, honest and caring, avoiding labeling and insults, avoiding loaded terms like alcoholic (better-problems with alcohol) best. ...Read more
Age : 16 my SGPT last week was 134 and now it is increased to 180 now why is this happening i am NT alcoholic and talking medicine daily i m worried ?
Find the cause: You are right to worry. Your liver is very sick. The doctors need to determine the cause of your dangerous liver disease. ...Read more
Family member is full blown alcoholic, gets so drunk can barely walk or talk. How can i verbally set a boundary that I don't want to be around it?
A family Conference: is needed and some help can be obtaining from ALANON (an AA group of families/friends with members who are alcoholics) INTERVENTION is a more desirable goal than BOUNDARIES. ISOLATION is a common enemy of RECOVERY in alcoholism. My Opinion Only Just my thoughts! Good Luck ! Dr Z ...Read more
Does alcohol use weaken the immune system? I am not talking about being an alcoholic but rather a casual drinker or even one drink per day.
See answer: Over time, and with other underlying medical conditions, it may make you feel run down and weaken you, but generally, a glass of wine for example, as evidenced by several European studies, may provide some cardiac benefit, and has not revealed any immune system issues. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My husband knows he is an alcoholic but with all the problems in our lives he thinks its understandable- how can I help him see otherwise?
You may not be able: You may have to figure out how much more you can tolerate of his behavior, if he is not willing to seek help you may need to set some consequences for his continued actions. Alcoholics will drink if the sun comes up, until they admit that they just cannot not drink, everything is a reason to continue. Harsh but true for severe problem drinkers. Talk to a professional or counselor, try alanon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband is alcoholic by day .. Controlled by night .. He's in pain in stoumach evry time he drinks what is wrong?
Many places: If your life is in danger call the police. Many communities have shelters for battered persons who live in abusive relationships. Alanon is an organization to support family members of alcoholics and has many local chapters. Bottom line is if you feel you may be at risk, you probably are. Leave any abusive situation before you are harmed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Alcoholic: Talk to him, go to church, get involved in aa, see a psychologist. ...Read more
Husband a recovering alcoholic is going to have eye surgery. Md said he will prescribe Valium for procedure. Is it safe? Worried about relapsing.
See below : Eye doctor needs to know this, perhaps no med is needed or alternative could be used. If absolutely necessary, and it's a one time thing, best bet is open dialogue, have a plan if cravings develop. Talking with people whom know him and his disease, being open and honest is a great way to reduce the power of cravings, and avoid relapse. Have a plan, communicate and should be ok. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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