How do you help an alcoholic?

My boyfriend of 2 years is an alcoholic and when he gets drunk he likes to tell me to leave him alone and that he doesn’t care about me. I know he does that’s why I am still around and he stops drinking every now and again to prove he can. But what can I do to help instead of sounding controlling by telling him he needs to slow down or chill out. Remind you he likes to drink a 30 pack a day to himself.

You can’t ‘help’ and alcoholic. You need to speak with Al-Anon, to see what you can and cannot do.

Find another boyfriend. You’re putting up with crappy treatment, and if you have a child – this is the life that he/she will live as well. Choose better for them.

7 Responses to “How do you help an alcoholic?”

  • Alex says:

    Splash him with holy water, then say look what Jesus did
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  • Leobardo says:

    It elevates and becomes worst if you really care just tell him the truth. Let him know he needs help.
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  • CrustyCurmudgeon says:

    Well, you really can’t. He can help himself when he recognizes that he has a problem with alcohol. On the other hand, you can help yourself. Find an Al-Anon chapter near you and go to a few meetings. The organization is for people impacted by an alcoholic in their lives. You can learn to deal with his problems, or, hopefully, find the courage to move on.
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  • Go AZ says:

    You can’t ‘help’ and alcoholic. You need to speak with Al-Anon, to see what you can and cannot do.

    Find another boyfriend. You’re putting up with crappy treatment, and if you have a child – this is the life that he/she will live as well. Choose better for them.
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  • BlowGun says:

    The best help you can give him is no help at all. Alcoholism is a self diagnosed disease, and only he can determine if he is indeed an alcoholic. But, from what you say, he is indeed a problem drinker. He doesn’t know his limits and is not concerned about it. His limit may be 10, it may be zero. But he must find out what it is and stick to it.
    You may have to leave him to his own devices. He may need to hit what alcoholics refer to as "Rock Bottom".
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  • Timmy says:

    duffysrehab.com/blog

    Great information I love to use. It has a bunch of information about alcoholics.
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  • susanperr says:

    All you can do is encourage him to stop. But, no one can help an alcoholic if he does not want to help himself. He has got to really want to stop and seek help. Otherwise, nothing you do will make him stop. Tell him he will die early and that many alcoholics die of liver cancer. I know because that happened to a family member of mine and I read that. Alcohol causes liver cancer. Ask him why he drinks. It is awful to live with an alcoholic. Think long-term. If he does not change, that is no life for you. It would be best for you to leave him and move on and not waste your time anymore if he does not want to stop. He will become worse and worse.
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