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Alcohol Addiction

Dear Doctor, My husband has an alcoholic since an before, Though he was taking alcohol before marriage that was never a problem but since an it has really horrible that he lost his job twice because of this and problems are also started. He doesn't want to take treatment for it and says everything will be alright soon and I will not drink more next time but he has never kept his promise. I m very much fed up and I thought of going away from him but tats difficult. Please help me, Is ther any solution for this.
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Dr. Amit Sharma Ghaziabad | Psychologist
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Every Center for de addition are not the one which you presume. Any person who prescribe to get in to this solution ask him if he has or any of his relative have been there? I know inside and out of this stuff but this is not your question. So, first alcohol is a drug and have withdrawal symptoms which are both physical and psychological. Since your husband is in to alcohol abuse from a long time so he won't be able to get rid of his own. I suggest you to take him to any good hospital even in emergency ward and they will take a better care which generally includes few tests. IV insertions and symptomatic therapy. What so ever if you're husband is not having advanced ALD or in simple terms have a working lever and no kidney infection along with clear tuberculosis results. He will be at home in two weeks max. All alcohol withdrawal symptoms ends up in 7 to 10 days. And with in 4 weeks no physical requirements of alcohol appears. But now comes the crucial part alcoholism is a psychological disorder even if a person quits drinking he is prone to get relapse with in less than six weeks. So it really requires to find out the reason why person drinks and what it add up in to his personality. Really quitting requires a lot of support from family and society. Search alcoholic anonymous on Google and find the nearest center. If they are genuine they will never convince to admit or leave your husband there, as they only have meetings. If you find the people genuine than to meet your husband daily in center. And who so ever may convince you never agree with any so called de addiction centers to pick your husband against his will. Consult an addiction psychiatrist and Psychologist for substantial results.
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Dr. Anil Kumar Jain Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello there. I can understand your concern. Alcohol is the root cause of many problems but if a person wants to quit alcohol he has to be willing and motivated to quit alcohol. That is what is done in de-addiction centres where thiusands of people have same problem. There are medicines which will help him in quitting alcohol but for that the patient has to come or be brought to the de-addiction centre. Talk to him and the other elders at home and take a step. Nothing much can be done on this platform. Best regards. Dr. Anil kumar jain.
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