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I believe my husband is a functioning alcoholic. Its starting

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I believe my husband is a functioning alcoholic. Its starting to seem like he starts to get crack and he goes for a beer or two to even out. Is that a symptom?
Hi,
Does he drink alcohol on daily basis?
Since how long has he drinking alcohol?
Any changes in his behavior?
Any other medical illness?
Is he currently taking any other medicines?
Any other associated signs after drinking alcohol?
What is his occupation?



Thanks dear.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

he has a family history of alcholism


he has always been a drinker but its been getting worse


im trying to keep track and id say that lately yes everyday


some maybe a few beers others a dozen or more


dont know what u mean associated signs ,but hes been blacking out more.if thats what u mean. i suspect he wont remember what he said to me tomorrow


yet he runs his own business

Hi,
Thanks for providing additional information.
I understand your concern and it's my pleasure to help you in every aspect.
As per your description,he needs to be seen by your family doctor if he doesn't remember the last incident after drinking alcohol as it can indicate Alcohol related dementia/Alcohol dependence due to long term use of alcohol.
For further details-
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000944.htm
Functional alcoholic -the alcoholic is able to maintain their outside life such as jobs, relationships, etc. all while drinking alcoholically.
If he is doing his work and business very well then he may be a functional alcoholic.
However he needs to limit his alcohol consumption gradually as chronic alcohol abuse can cause adverse effects on health.





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