My Son's addiction to alcohol

by Jeanie Smith
(Lawrenceville, Ga , Gwinnett)

My son is addicted to alcohol. In the last few years he has been in and out of jail. When he is not drinking he is a wonderful, talented individual and fun to be around. However, when he drinks he turns into a monster, angry, confrontational etc. I hate being around him. My husband has even had to obtain a restraining order against him, because he lashes out after binge drinking.

I'm at a loss as to what I can do to help him. He is back in jail yet again for doing the same thing to another person. Does tough love really work? I simply don't know what I can do to make him stop drinking.

He is 33 and thinks he can quit drinking on his own, but time and time again he has tried and ends up back in jail. I just want him to get help. He is ruining his life. Thanks for letting me share my story. Please help.

Click here to read or post comments

Return to Addiction Questions - Addiction Answers.

Share this page:

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.

For powerful Self-help & PERSONAL GROWTH Tips

Click to Sign-In


For Recent articles


6 Bullet-proof Ways to Unmuddle Your Life

Key Reminders When You Say You're Not Good Enough!

Why Forgive ~ When you have every reason not to

Simple Steps to Rid Yourself of Toxic People


Bev Helped Me

Your humor, understanding & insight into my problems helped me beyond my wildest dreams
~ Luella J. NYC

I'm So Grateful

Now I can see how my dysfunctional family members won't change, but the way I handle them certainly has. So Grateful.
~ Steve W. Tokyo

Thank You

Thank you for being there, for guiding us in the right direction and helping us understand and renew a relationship with our daughter. No words can express our gratitude.
~ J.C San Antonio

What A Difference!

You have made a huge difference in my life. I can't thank you enough.
~J.B. Vancouver,B.C

I'm Speechless

I don't seem to find the words that would do justice to all that you have helped me deal with.
~P.L. Sydney, Au

Have a question? Here's where you ask.

Change your thinking and untangle your life!!

Test your dysfunctional thinking