Posted by: Susan | 2012/02/02

alcoholic father in law


Is it always the case that an alcoholic drink to avoid dealing with his life, issues, surrounding or not to deal with life?
My father does not want to admit he has issues, and he still also lie about his drinking although the family started to put pressure on him to stop.


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Generalizatons are actually not very helpful. And alcoholics typically deny that they have a driking problem, insist hey don't ned help for it, and carry on drinking. There's not really much anyone else can do about it until they admit they have problem drinking and that they need help. You can continue tactflly but firmly to make it clear to him that his drinking problems are obvious to evryone ele, and offer to help him find and kep help when he admits he needs it. That can be very frustrating, but pushing too hard can increase their resistance to the facts

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