My boyfriend has relapse for the fourth time his longest time was 5 years sober he started drinking

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9 mos ago.....getting worse everyday he now drinking 20-25 beers a day. We had one visit to the hospital about 6 weeks ago for gastrointestinal problems. He now wants to quit again so we are going to his GP on Thursday and getting a Rx for Librium I'm worried should I stay home with him and what will happen I wasn't with him the last 3times

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    Has he detoxed himself before or is this the first time?
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    I would like to think that if the doctor thought he was in any danger detoxing at home, on his own, then he simply wouldn't issue the prescription unless he does have supervision with him during the detox.

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    HI Deb..he looks very sick and affected by this. A tricky situation for certain and not certain how to help you...sorry...Robin
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    I unfortunately have detoxed many times alone.

    I don't know if you are still here deb..and I could be typing this for nothing..lol

    However, I don't think you would have had to stay home, but I think if he is really sick of being sick and wants to detox and his Dr. gives or gave him medicine than he would be ok.

    A helpful thing you could have done for him was prepare soups (or have Ramen noodles around), get some vitamin drinks (like Ensure for meals). I know I never feel like eating the first couple of days after a long drinking binge...and a couple of bites prepared for me was helpful.

    Other than that he has to go thru his H*LL by himself...sleep and pray that it passes quickly.

    Bad binges usually take me 5-6 days to start functioning normally (getting dressed, eating better, taking showers, driving car).  

    So, its been 7 days since your post, what did you do and how is he?

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