Our expert says:
If you can find a group near you, it might be a good idea to encourage your husband to join an AA group and attend regularly. They have a website and you should be able to find them by Google.co.za.
Secondly, using alcohol to cope with depression is a very bad idea as the alcohol is likely to infact make the depression worse in the long run, as it acts as a depressant physiologically. If you are able, encourage your husband to seek psychological help for his depression. The South African Depression and Anxiety Group (SADAG) may be a useful resource on this topic too: www.sadag.co.za
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