Alcohol is a potent drug and consequently it has a range of side effects, some pleasurable and some less so.
The amount consumed and the circumstances under which the alcohol was taken can play a large part in determining the extent of drunkenness.
Alcoholism is a sickness that affects the person’s brain.
They are so worried about having a drink they do not think about the consequences. They may be too drunk to realize what they are doing
Living with someone who has a drink problem is damaging, upsetting and destructive. It’s not OK at all and you shouldn’t have to put up with it.
It also means that by accepting it you’re helping him perpetuate the problem and realistically it doesn’t sound like a healthy situation for him either.
Although classified as a depressant, the amount of alcohol consumed determines the type of effect. Most people drink for the stimulant effect, such as a beer or glass of wine taken to “loosen up.”
But if a person consumes more than the body can handle, they then experience alcohol’s depressant effect. They start to feel “stupid” or lose coordination and control.
You are probably reading this web page because deep down in your subconscious you know that your loved-one cannot help themselves by themselves.
You also know that you cannot help your loved-one without help. We can help! Alcoholism and addiction are a progressive disease. That means that alcoholism and addiction never cures itself.
Drunk persons, after the holidays… Never!