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AmadeusKurisu11 karma

Hi Lisa,

How can you intervene with a close family member who cannot stop consuming alcohol? They are in complete denial it’s even a problem; they get black out drunk and drive and when I talk to them they deflect. It’s to the point they are going to get themselves killed or someone else. They see a psychologist; but the moment that person denies them meds (Xanax etc) they drop them and say they’re worthless. I’m glad every psych they have seen can tell they are drug seeking; but hasn’t been able to see they are also an alcohol abuser. I’ve tried telling this person I’m worried for their life, but they always find a way to downplay it. Short of calling the police, I don’t know what else to do.

Thank you for your time.

Edit * I should add we’ve lost three immediate family members to alcohol abuse, and this doesn’t seem to impact them at all. Our family has a history of depression/anxiety.

AmadeusKurisu4 karma

I hadn’t even thought of an AA support group! Thank you for taking the time to write all this out. I know there’s no easy answer, but much appreciated. Thank you for all that you do!