is defined as a primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial
and environmental factors influencing its development and
manifestations. For an alcoholic drinking becomes the focal
point, the hub, in the wheel of life. Over time, the negative
consequences of drinking may become apparent by those personally
associated with the alcoholic. However, in the mind of the
alcoholic, drinking has become the solution to the mounting
problems in his life. Even when the alcoholic can no longer
deny the relationship between the negative consequences in
his life to his drinking, he will continue to drink. This
will then create problems in his life and in the life of his
loved ones. Heavy and chronic drinking can harm every organ
and system in the body and it is the third leading cause of
is a universal phenomenon. Down the centuries, numberless
women across the globe have been coping with husbands who
come home drunk, bash their wives and children and make everyone's
life miserable. However surprisingly most women timidly adjust
to their husbands' ways rather than raising their voices in
protest. Maybe they have their own difficulties and ways of
dealing with the problem but if your alcoholic husband is
abusing you then it is time that you put an end to this evil
and fight courageously against this addiction and save you
and your family.
for helping your alcoholic husband:
proper attitude. It is difficult to help people who sense
that you despise them and do not care for them and respect
is an addiction to a drug. Therefore willpower is not
enough; proper therapy is needed and so consult a proper
rehabilitation center or counselor.
your husband with the fact of the disease, and offer a
possible solution. Alcoholics never get well unless given
your alcoholic husband responsible for his actions. Every
time you make excuses for him or shielded him, you have
just paid for the next drink.
all the alcoholism resources available. It is a complex
illness; it needs a network of people to treat it. Take
into confidence some of your husband's closest friends
(non -drinkers) and ask them to persuade your husband
to relinquish the bottle. Most men brush aside the appeal
of their wives but pay heed to their friends' advices.
give up hope; never be discouraged. Even if your alcoholic
husband does not recover at this time, the seed has been
planted. It may bear fruit sometime in the future.
is a family disease; all family members are affected;
all need treatment.
not leave him alone. Always keep supervision on him. Accompany
your husband to all parties and gatherings to keep a vigilant
eye on him. If he is under supervision he will not to
exceed the limits.
to find the root cause of the problem. Try to have a heart-to-heart
talk with him in order to gauge the root cause of his
addiction. Once the causes are discovered, ways and means
could be devised to solve the related problems.
in mind that an individual cannot give up drinking overnight.
Alcohol intake needs to be reduced gradually. So be around,
be supportive and patient and help him to reduce alcohol
intake bit by bit.
him aware of the pain and anguish that is being caused
because of his drinking habits. Let your husband know
that his drinking is not only interfering with the your
ability to feel close to him, but that he is putting his
children's lives and welfare at risk, too