Your Questions About Advice For Wife Of Alcoholic
Can you give me good advice for dealing with my alcoholic friend? (who is an alcoholic husband)
I’ve made it clear to my friend that I won’t drink with him, or hang out with him while he’s drinking, or hang out with him at bars. I think that providing him somebody to hang out with where he knows there will be no drinking is a good thing. A mutual friend of ours insists that I should cut off all ties, as the alcoholic friend needs to focus on his wife and child and not losing his job. He submits that hanging out with him only distracts him from the severity of his situation. What’s the right course of action?
Dr. Uhr answers:
The best way to help your friend’s alcoholic husband is to encourage him to go to Alcoholics Anonymous meetings and even supplement this with therapy or seeing a psychiatrist is he is having problems with depression and anxiety. To be a true friend is not to ignore or deny his problem with alcohol even if he gets defensive if you bring it up.
Some times it takes losing one’s friends, a job, and a marriage for someone to get the help they need to stop drinking alcohol. Al-Anon meetings may help you deal with the frustration of having an alcoholic friend. His wife who has the difficulty living with an alcoholic spouse would benefit the most from these meetings.
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