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05 Apr 2006

dad drinking too much
What can I do, my dad is really drinking way too much and drives in that condition as well. It is really affecting me in a bad way. It was never like this only the last 2 years. What can I do from my side to help him and myself?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

If he can listen, tell him that his drinking is upsetting you and when he drivs in that condition, you 're fearful for his life and that of other people. ut an alcoholic / problem drinker cannot be helped unless and untill HE admits that he has a serious problem and needs help for it. You can't "not-drink" for him. I quite like Nicolai's idea of writing a letter to him, so he can have all your thoughts in one place, and can ead it through without interrupting you. And yes, too, Al-Anon ( reached directly or through the AA number ) could help you personally.
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