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How do you help an alcoholic when they don't want to stop drinking and how do you keep their children safe.(one of them being a breastfed baby)

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    Hi Anne77271, from personal experience with a family member I consider it impossible to help someone to stop drinking unless they themselves want to.

    You could introduce them to this site.

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    Hi u did not fully explain your daughter s problem, they are many alcoholics who have good jobs and live a normal life, can u explain how much does she drink per day, does she drink all the time or, does she have a partner, how many kids does she have ,how does she sponsor her drinking ,if u tell all that then people can advise u on the way forward, this is a good site.
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      She works a full time job,not sure on how much she drinks but never at work and I do know it is a minimum of 3 glasses of wine per day immediately after leaving work. I suspect more as she is unsteady standing,eyes glazed,has polar opposite personality than usual etc.by the time she returns here (approx. 1 hour after leaving work) Just left her partner (has been off and on for past couple of years)
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      She is hiding how much she drinks, that is her problem l use to do that , hide it from my wife so would drink, before then at home, pretend l only had a glass, l used to drink bcoz of depression, once l got help l now drink twice a month, so l guess they is a reason why she drinks , am sure with help she will get better, u should sit down with her and that u know she is drinking before she gets home, and that she should be open up and that alcoholism is a disease, that can be cured, if she wants to stop, they are now NHS tablet that stop craving alcohol, etc, cheers.
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