Hi everyone, I would like to get a bit of your help and advice. There is somebody who isn’t me (I am going to use this term pretty often so lets say swim from now on) who is hoping to have a long and frank discussion with all of you about his alcohol addiction and in case or how RC’s may or may not help him with that.
So well, here is a little bit of background for swim, it is the following: he has started to drink at the age of only 14 (now he is 44 years old) by stealing from my as well as his close family for spirits and after that he would hide outside in order to drink either with his friends (pretty much the same age, or a bit older) or even alone and also to smoke for that matter as well. then, a while later is parents found out about this, however it still continued like that and it caused all involved very much pain. Then later, swim left school with a set of 5 “o” levels and 3 cse’s and has joined the forces. Obviously, when he reached that point then drinking was already a way of life for him, and obviously swim fell into it. his career there ended very badly and a couple of months in Colchester saw the end of that stage of his live.
Now, to make his very long story a little bit shorter, he has lost absolutely all his contacts with extended family, of course, because of his addiction, and this even though his mother and dad are but one single call away and only wish the best for him, of course, since they are his parents, and they are speaking often. His brother is speaking 2 or maybe 3 times per year and some times by texting. And, no other than him and his closest family, there is in a hundred of miles radius that he can lean on for support, help or whatever else, he has absolutely no close friends or anything in this matter. nobody who can help.
Also, it is important to say that swim has 2 kids that are both under the age of 8, however they are both well clothed, they are both well feed and they are having a lot of toys and everything necessary, they are getting family time with him as well as with his wife at the park, shopping, playing around and so on. he is also cooking home meals every single day for all of them. besides, swim is having a nice clean council house, he has stopped to smoke 2 years ago and he is only vaping right now (vaping is smoking electronic cigarettes) and because of this he is saving about 9 £ per day, at least something, I would say.
However, on the other hand swim is, obviously, drinking and he starts after the kids are going to bed at 5 or 6 pm and it is lasting through to approximately 12 or maybe 1 or 2 am and this is why I am not very sure if swim is there to assist with their morning routine (having been drunk at around 20 units, plus or minus because sometimes it is less while sometimes it is more).
Of course, swim does not drive due to the fact that he is having 4 DUI’s under his belt (over a lot of years now) and he does not want to do this one again. at least, he always says that he is very lucky that other than him there was no one who has ever got hurt, fortunately.
So, very well, getting to the point. How can RC’s to help swim to reduce his intake of the alcohol?? Not so long ago he has got and used 5 of the 10 x dicklazepam (2 mg one tablet) from the Research Chemistry UK.
He has used them and drank 8 pints, the best thing was that he did not recall using the last 3 tablets (there was 5 in total), however he did take the kids and wife cups of tea / juice to bed at 11 PM and then he has forced himself in the bed and he slept until 10 am with absolutely no bad feeling or some feelings afterwards (he also has mentioned that he has had no bad dreams that were noticed either).
The good thing is that swim really just wants very badly to stop his binging and he really hopes very much that he may find in the end a way that forward here and that would make him stop. obviously, alcohol free is the aim. Completely free. So well, please, I guess this might not help only my friend but a lot of other people as well, what do you think? what it is your best and honest advise? Thank you very much!