Anonymous asked in HealthMental Health · 8 months ago

An uncle of mine is an alcoholic. He went to rehab but still has a drink in his hands everytime I see him. Post-rehab is this normal?

Can an alcoholic cut back but still drink too much? Or is it all or nothing? His two kids seem to feel it is all or nothing, I have no opinion and am curious. He is the only alcoholic I have known in the family though there was a great uncle I only met once who apparently died from it in his early 60's.


My mother is the big cover up for him. She covers his tracks so no one knows. 

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago
    Favourite answer

    He’s relapsed. Addiction is a terrible disease

  • 8 months ago

    Most people relapse when they are done with rehab. Your uncle is a prime example. I guess he will quit if he wants to... or he wont. It's up to him, no one else

  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    An alcoholic is not capable of cutting back. It is all or nothing for the rest of their lives.

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