Seek professional help?

@mimatexas (1840)
United States
May 31, 2007 11:29pm CST
I have a friend, whose husband drinks beer everyday. He actually drinks a 12-pack and I ask her if he should seek professional help. What do you think, is it normal to drink everyday after work? He doesn't get drunk or at least we don't seem to find him drunk, he is not offensive or anything, he talks a lot and gets "happy", that's what we notice on him.
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• United States
14 Jun 07
Wow. I think this man may have a serious problem. Neither my husband or I have ever been drinkers, but that several friends who are. I think his wife should seek help on his behalf then ask him to join her. I will pray he is open to recieving the help. He will need it. And her too. It is hard to deal with someone who has a problem and refuses to realize it.
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@mimatexas (1840)
• United States
14 Jun 07
Yes, I believe the same thing. I am praying for both of them so he can realize he needs help or to at least lessen his drinking habits.
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
2 Jun 07
Well I have to say that I do not think it is normal for someone to drink every Day like that Maybe the one or 2 in the evening but not that amount and not as soon as they walk in from Work
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@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
2 Jun 07
If he drinks a 12 pack after work everyday I would not call that normal. However, I am not too sure I wuold get involved in that either. That would be something I would leave them to work out as it has the potential to get messy. cheers,
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@mimatexas (1840)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Yes, I told her is not normal and I told her to seek help but I don't tell him directly, I only speak with her wife and he is drinking less now, that is, every other day and hopefully he listens to her and go to an AA or somewhere where he can get help.
@Marie2473 (8523)
• Sweden
1 Jun 07
Even if he is just happy and never get aggressive it is not good to drink that much. imagine what his liver looks like. I think that he is in denial if he says that he can go wothout him. Put him to the test and ask him not to have any for a month or so. My bet is that he will have serios withdrawls.
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@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
1 Jun 07
Yes I would say he needs help. And then for him to say he can give it up anytime. That is what most alcholic say. Even though he is a happy drinker he still has a problem.
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@mimatexas (1840)
• United States
1 Jun 07
I believe that too. Thanks for responding.
@cdparazo (5769)
• Philippines
1 Jun 07
My father drinks a lot everyday and he finishes off one bottle of Tanduay rhum everyday. He can't sleep without such drink and he just sleeps whenever he gets drunk and never ever bother anybody. He has been drinking for over 30years and since I could remember. The thought of him seeking help actually never entered our mind because it is something that we just accept and allow him to sleep with. As to your friends husband, if he is not becoming neglectful or irresponsible, violent and negatively affecting anybody, I think there is really not need to seek professional help for him.
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@mimatexas (1840)
• United States
1 Jun 07
He is very responsible at work, and he never drinks during working hours and he is not violent or anything like that. He says he is more relaxed when he drinks. But she is worried about his health!