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My boyfriend is an alcoholic and I am totally lost and confused, I have no idea what to do anymore.
We have been together for over eight years now and for the last year and a half he has been an alcoholic.
At the age of 22 he has already been admitted to hospital because of this.
I am terrified this will kill him.
Each day we fight this; there is no support out there available.
He was not an alcoholic when I met him. He was a sweet and caring guy who I fell head over heels in love with.
It started with a few cans a night, then drinking during the day and before we knew it he was dependent upon alcohol.
He ripped out my heart a year ago when he slept with another women, started dating her behind my back as she bought him alcohol.
He is now drinking 3 bottles of vodka each day.
My boyfriend is an alcoholic and is killing himself
Is it so hard for people to understand that I still love him, when friends and family tell me I should leave him I know it’s only because they care about me, but how can I just leave him?
We have two little girls together.
He scared the life out of me a few months ago when I found him unconscious. I immediately rang for an ambulance and I honestly thought he was dead.
He was taken to the high dependency unit. We were told if he had been left much longer without treatment he would have died.
He went through three days of detox during his stay in hospital.
It was frightening to find out that both his liver and his kidney were enlarged.
He left hospital but we had no after care team to support him.
He did so well, he dint touch a drop for six whole weeks.
But without any professional help he soon started to drink again.
At the moment he is drinking anything from 3 to 5 bottles of vodka daily.
He wakes up on a morning shaking, needing his fix of vodka.
One minute he was the sweet and caring man I fell in love with and be a perfect daddy, then he changes. He is moody and becomes aggressive.
My boyfriend is an alcoholic but how can I just leave him?
He has nobody else to help care for him. The girls and I are all he has. I worry what he would do without us.
He has never been nasty to the children, that’s once good thing at least.
We have tried so many times to get him into rehab and he just keeps getting placed on a never-ending waiting list.
Why won’t anyone help us?
I am scared he will die and leave me.
I need someone to blame, I blame myself and other times I blame the NHS for not supporting him.
The once young lad just having a few cans with his mates has left him an alcoholic at the age of 22.
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