I think my best friend has a drinking problem. How can I help him?
I've noticed for a while now that he drinks an extreme amount of beers a day. The weird part is that he doesn't behave like a drunk but when I started suspecting I counted how much he drinks (I see him almost every day), and wow I was used to always seeing a beer in his hand but once I counted it's like at least 14 a day maybe more. Now he doesn't chug them but he does constantly drink and now that I look back he has shown signs of alcoholism; he got hospitalized once after his eyes turned yellow following a medication, I've seen him drink in the morning, and sometimes he's left the movie theater to "go to the bathroom" and comes back 20 minutes later smelling like alcohol. How can I help him?
- PatriciaLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
You can't help him. There's nothing wrong with saying something to him such that you're concerned about his health etc., but he already knows he has a drinking problem and he's the only one who can fix it (at this point he may need the help of a doctor to quit).
- .Lv 52 months ago
The average person can't help an alcoholic, this problem can only be dealt with by a professional therapist that knows how to deal with a person that has drinking problems.
My father ruined his marriage because he had a drinking problem, and my mother couldn't help him no matter how hard she tried. They ended up getting a divorce and he remarried another alcoholic.
It's a real bad problem, and it can destroy relationships.