Our expert says:
Drinking lowers the inhibitions we generally use to modify our anger or other bad behaviours, so that makes sense. If she does sincerely acknowledge that she has a drinking problem ( a major difficulty is that most alcoholics refuse to acknowledge this ) then one must wonder why she refuses to seek treatment and help. If you're convinced there's nothing wrong with you, of course you wouldnt see sense in seeking treatmnent. But if there is something wrong, and its damaging you and others, what reason can one have to refuse treatment ?
So I wonder if she truly believes there's something wrong. Some people dig themselves into alcoholism as a form of self-treatment of a depression, but of course that only adds to their problems, as alcohol WORSSENS depression, and interferes with its treatment.
As you may well know from your own experience, treatment of alcoholism only works when the person akjnowledges both that their drinking is causing significant problems, and that they need expert kelp with it.
Often they have to sink to a level of problem that they can't any longer deny, and they may need tough love from the family - one could say to her in a more sober moment, that this pattern of violence is unacceptable, and if she wishes to drink and be violent, she will need to find somewhere else to stay and do this. And to emphasize that as soon as she stops making excuses to avoid the treatment she needs, you will all be very glad to help her find treatmwent, and work through it to become the loved person she always was
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