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Legally blind, has heart problems from alcohol. How to help him ?

hello i live and am in lovewith a non abusive alcoholic. hes goti dont know what to do to help alot of physical problems he is legally blind he has had surgery and it didnt work. i assume he has heart problems with all the alcohol. His mom died about 4 years ago and i was afraid he would commit suicide . we were just friend then .I stepped in to help but his drinking got worse now i dont know what to do to help
Asked On : Tue, 12 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

Since you say that your boyfriend's drinking has become excessive and he has multiple other stressors too, it would be best to get him professional help. I would advise you to take him to a psychiatrist for a detailed evaluation and further treatment.

There are effective treatment options which can enhance his motivation (such as motivational enhancement therapy), help him gain control over his drinking and prevent relapses. Treatment yields best results with a combination of medication and psychological therapies. So, I would advise you to motivate and convince him to see a psychiatrist for help.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Jonas Sundarakumar
Consultant Psychiatrist
Answered: Fri, 1 Mar 2013
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