Our expert says:
If he can afford to get drunk, he can afford to start paying off his debts, and to bring a case.
It may be hard to be sure when he is lying ; he may well believe his own lies. Which makes them harder to detect.
Ask AA / Al-Anon for advice, but I think at least in some provinces there may be some facilities, to which an alcoholic &/or drug addict who is in trouble with the law, can be sent by a magistrate's court. He needs, I suppose, somewhere, where the govt grant can go to the institution, so it can pay for some of what he needs, leting him have no cash with which to buy the booze. Its pointless for government grants to waste public money buying booze for boozers.
Absolutely, your first priority must be your own health and well-being, andf that of your own pprsonal family. You do NOT owe it to him to help him remain a drunkard. Don't feel so responsible for suh a persistently irresponsible person.
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