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Old 12-27-2009, 05:11 PM
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Hi, I never thought I'd find myself here. I've known for years that my husband liked to drink a lot, but I didn't know or didn't want to admit that he's an alcoholic. He doesn't drink everyday, but when he does, it is to the extreme--he's not done until all the alcohol in the house is gone. This scares me to no end. I have to stay up half the night making sure he doesn't hurt himself until he passes out. We both need help. I cannot continue to live like this and I don't know what to do. I'm starting to hate being around him even when he's perfectly sober. This is my first attempt at getting help--and tomorrow I plan on going to my first al-anon meeting. Thanks for listening!!
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Old 12-27-2009, 05:14 PM
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Hi wifeofaddict2

I think al-anon is a great idea

Welcome to SR as well - please do also check out our Family and Friends forum
Friends and Family of Alcoholics - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information

You'll find a lot of experience with your situation there too

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Old 12-27-2009, 05:27 PM
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Hi and Welcome,

I'm glad you are seeking support for yourself.

Do take Dee's suggestion and check out the Friends & Families forum.
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Old 12-27-2009, 07:44 PM
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:06 PM
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Welcome! Glad you are here. Congrats on going to an Alanon meeting. You will find much support. Also, like what was already mentioned here--there is a Friends and Family of Alcoholics forum....lots of nice people there who can relate to what you are going through. You are not alone. You didn't cause it, can't control it, can't cure it--your husband's alcoholism. You don't have to be a prisoner of his disease--there is hope.
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Old 12-27-2009, 08:44 PM
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Welcome!! I am so happy for you that you are seeking help. I found this site almost a year ago, and it has helped me in ways beyond my wildest dreams.
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