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Dr. Dan B.
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My son's wife is very worried. Three days after returning

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My son's wife is very worried. Three days after returning from a very long trip, she found our son passed out on the sofa in the middle of the night with his eyes open. She was so frightened and hard a hard time awakening him. He worked that day and started drinking that evening. Our son,34,has always been very healthy. He is quite intellligent and has a demanding, stressful job. The only medication he takes is adderoll to help him focus. His wife said his drinking has been increasing the past year. He drinks only after work. What do you advise us to do?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.
Doctor DanB :

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Doctor DanB :

I would advise you to encourage his wife to have a loving, heartfelt talk with her husband about his increased drinking. If I were him, I would hope that her concern that she expresses about her husband mixing increased drinking of alcohol with a stimulant such as Adderall being very dangerous would stir something inside of me to get some help. This doesn't sound like a healthy situation at all. But unfortunately, he's the only one that can initiate that help. Does that address your concern or is there some other question or concern I can address?

Customer: Please advise what kind of help first. Also, is it unusual to have eyes open when passed out?
Doctor DanB :

I will admit it is unusual to have the eyes open when someone is passed out, but certainly not impossible. It's also possible that he may have had a seizure, accounting for his decreased awareness and state in which he was found. I would have him start with his primary care doctor who can assess the situation and see if he needs to be evaluated by a neurologist.

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