Worried boyfriend

Dear Queenie,

  My girlfriend used to be an alcoholic until she joined Alcoholics Anonymous and stopped drinking, but now she seems to be addicted to cough medicine, she takes it all the time.

  Queenie, should I talk to her doctor about this?—Worried boyfriend

Dear Boyfriend,

  First you should talk to your girlfriend. There is alcohol in cough medicines, so she is still an alcoholic and should still be going to AA.

  And if her doctor prescribed the cough medicine(s) make sure he/she knows about his/her patient’s alcoholism – it is an ailment that never goes away, it just becomes dormant if the person stops drinking alcohol.

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