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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?
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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
In brief: You really can't
I strongly suggest that you involve yourself in treatment for you, and that other members of the family living in your household may want to as well.
Alanon is similar to aa, but is for the loved ones and friends of the alcoholic. People there will help you learn that you are powerless over your so's addiction, but you can help yourself and family by not enabling it. Be loving and supportive.

In brief: You really can't
I strongly suggest that you involve yourself in treatment for you, and that other members of the family living in your household may want to as well.
Alanon is similar to aa, but is for the loved ones and friends of the alcoholic. People there will help you learn that you are powerless over your so's addiction, but you can help yourself and family by not enabling it. Be loving and supportive.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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