Help dating a recovering addict

If you are serious about helping your husband with his alcoholism, you won’t lie to people who have a right to know where he is and what he is doing.Talk about this with him when he is sober and in good spirits.Alcoholism is a chronic, progressive disease – and the proponents of Al-Anon believe it is a family disease.They also believe a wife can help an alcoholic husband stop drinking.I can’t tell you everything you need to know about coping with an alcoholic man in this blog post.You need to work through this process — and know that reclaiming your respect, dignity, and peace of mind are achievable goals.The only thing he can do is turn to God, admit how powerless he is, and turn his life over to a Higher Power who can save him.Here’s some important information from Alcoholic.org’s article How to Help an Alcoholic Husband: If you think he drinks too much – or if you even find yourself thinking but not saying “My husband is an alcoholic” out loud – then you need to think about the best way to help your husband stop drinking.

Anonymity is an important principle of the Al-Anon program.Below, my tips on how to cope with – and help – an alcoholic husband are based on information from Alcoholics Anonymous, as well as my experience working with men in the residential recovery program for alcoholics and drug addicts.These tips range from educating yourself about Al-Anon to letting your husband suffer the consequences of his choice to drink.Remember that there is a difference between learning how to help your husband deal with alcoholism, and falling into a codependent relationship.I’m not sure about this tip on how to cope with an alcoholic husband, but I’m sharing it anyway!