I know there is no physical addiction as I know that he can go days and weeks without drinking with no adverse affects which is perhaps what makes it worse.
For months I have been asking him to see a doctor for his mental health issues which ultimately lead him to drink the way he does but he never has. read the full post I have recently discovered my partner is a cocaine addict, well ive known in my heart for over ayear now, but i thought he had it under control or he told me did and he was just doing he's thing!!!
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In the time we have been together he has relapsed on heroin, and in the process of recovery has sporadically had episodes of heavy drinking.
His lapses are scary, and usually happen when I least expect them, I'll go to work and everything will be fine and come back to find him drunk, covered in sick or self-harming. read the full post If you are a parent who has a child (including adult children over 18) who has a drug or alcohol problem and you have experienced abusive behaviour from them then we can help.
Families sometimes feel lost or struggle to express themselves regarding a loved one’s drug or alcohol use.
This can be down to fear of stigma, a concern that they won’t be properly understood or simply not knowing what to do.
It all started when were children, my dad was brutally murdered outside our home with my sister witnessing the whole thing at the age of 11.
He has since advised that this was a knee-jerk reaction to being unhappy.
He is massively reliant on alcohol, frequently consuming 15 cans…
His wife an sons (age 8 and 10) have now left the family home.
He has been into detox in the past an was doing well when he came out with meds to help him abstain from alcohol.