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01 Dec 2005

alcoholism
My husband has a drinking problem. He has enjoyed his drinks all his life. In the 4 years I have been married to him he has double scotches (at least 4 or 5 a night), 2 glasses of wine at lunch, he can easily finish a bottle of wine on his own in an afternoon. If he has time on his hand he drinks all afternoon while watching TV. Some evenings when I get home I can smell it on him. He gets very uptight if I approach the subject. If he agreed to stop, what can I give him to help him deal with the anxiety? I am pro natural remedies, but will try something else if necessary. Thank you.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

He is uptight because he knopws it is wrong, and unhealthy, and that you're right, but he doesn't rally want to stop. There is no natural remedy whatever for help alcoholism. And remember, alcohol itself is a "natural" remedy, and look at the problems it causes ! As Tango says, speak with AA and their spouses group.
NOTHING helps until the individual admits to themselves and to others that they DO have a problem with alcohol and need to stop drinking --- then with AA, acamprosate, and other interventions, there is a chance of them stopping.
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