We are worried about our son. He is an adult, but he drinks too much and when he is drinking he gets angry and rough and rude. He has had a lot of girlfriends but they all break up with him because of the way he behaves when he is drinking.
We are afraid he might get into an accident when he drives a car when he has been drinking and we also worry about how the drinking might affect his health.
We have tried to get him to stop drinking but he just won’t do it.
Queenie, how can we make him understand that he is an alcoholic and get him to get some help?—Worried Parents
Your son apparently is not willing to admit that he is an alcoholic, but he may have another problem – or more than one – that is/are covered up by his drinking – depression, for instance – and maybe you can persuade him to get help for the other problem(s). A complete physical check-up and his doctor’s advice might help, and/or professional counselling.
Meanwhile, you could get some help from Al-Anon (al-anon.alateen.org).