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Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkBeer, Wine & Spirits · 1 month ago

I have an alcoholic uncle. He went to rehab but came back and went back to drinking. Is this what most alcoholics do?

His kids gave ultimatums but did not follow through on them. His wife divorced him though. 

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  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago
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    The problems with ultimatums is he wasn't ready to go.

    Alcoholics can change when they make their own decision to change but until then it may take several tries.

  • 1 month ago

    Unfortunately, yes.  Once it grips you, it's got you forever.  Alcoholics ruin lives.

  • 1 month ago

    Liquor addiction in family frameworks alludes to the conditions in families that empower liquor addiction, and the impacts of alcoholic conduct by at least one relatives on the remainder of the family. Emotional well-being experts are progressively considering liquor abuse and dependence as illnesses that twist in and are empowered by family systems.[1]

    Relatives respond to the alcoholic with specific personal conduct standards. They may empower the dependence on proceed by protecting the fiend from the negative results of their activities. Such practices are alluded to as codependence. Along these lines, the alcoholic is said to experience the ill effects of the infection of fixation, though the relatives experience the ill effects of the sickness of codependence.[2][3] While it is perceived that habit is a family illness, influencing the whole family framework, "the family is frequently overlooked and ignored in the therapy of addictive infection." [4] Each individual part is influenced and ought to get therapy for their own advantage and mending, yet notwithstanding profiting the actual people, this likewise assists with bettering help the fiend/alcoholic in his/her recuperation cycle. "The odds of recuperation are enormously decreased except if the mutually dependent people are happy to acknowledge their part in the addictive cycle and submit to treatment themselves." [5] "Mutually dependent people are commonly subject to the fanatic to satisfy some need of their own." [4]

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Doubtful it's your uncle. There are far better and legitimate resources available.  

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  • 1 month ago

    no amount of rehab, love, , support ,consequences or ultimatums will keep him from drinking until he truly WANTS to stop for his own reasons. If and when he does decide, he will need all of the above to keep from relapsing.  I am speaking from personal experience

  • 1 month ago

    Yes, most alcoholic people do the same things again and again. In that case, this type of person needs family love too. 

  • 1 month ago

    Some, not all.  I’ve known a few alcoholics and read about a few who quit alcohol for good.  

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    thats what a lot of them do

  • 1 month ago

    Most alcoholics require more than just rehab, yes. They need to continue treatment, programs and meetings for the rest of their lives. Rehab doesn't cure addiction. Nothing does. If you don't want to be an addict, you need to stick to the anti-addiction protocols for good. 

  • 1 month ago

    The only person that can help your uncle is your uncle. Family and friends can say all they want but unless he WANTS to take care of his problem, there is no rehab anywhere that is going to be of any benefit to him. He has to want this for himself.

  • 1 month ago

    Everyone who becomes an alcoholic has problems they couldn't cope with. Going cold turkey is not the final answer. He needs to see a psychiatrist forever, so that he can deal with his issues. Alcoholism is a chronic condition. It's forever. 

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