Our expert says:
This sounds serious. It can happen, though most typically, heavy drinkers start to see things after they STOP drinking, or when they significantly reduce their alcohol intake --- as in DTs, Delirium Tremens. Either way, it signals a really serious drinking problem needing urgent treatment. She should arrange to see a psychiatrist as soon as possible, for an emergency assessment, and may need admission for some days to safely withdraw from the alcohol, with protection from the potentially serious and risky effects of such withdrawal.
People in this precarious state should do this, as otherwise thewy are at risk that should they, for instance, be in a car acident, they might end up in hospital and have dangerous withdrawal probhlems in the middle of an orthopaedic ward.
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