Help w/a loved one

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flowerheart
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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 1/17/2016 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,

My cousin has Cirrhosis in 2014 she was almost dead from it but ended up bouncing back after a series of paransynthesis and medications that she needs to be on for the rest of her life. she stayed sober for 7mths but ended up drinking again. she tries to stop but just cant stop. Well she gets scared everytime she goes to the Dr but everytime she goes shes fine no changes. Well now her stomach is like a watermelon again and might need to have another paransynthesis done. She cries that shes scared but doesnt stop drinking all together. Im at my wits end I dont get it she almost died why would she risk it? How long can you drink with stage 4 Cirhosis?

Thank You Tammy

A.Ziffle
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Date Joined May 2011
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   Posted 1/17/2016 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Tammy, It's complicated unless you've been a alcoholic or addict yourself. We who are addicts have submerged ourselves in the bottle for so long and know it's tendency to remove our pain. Reality sucks quite often. Normal people never having a shield or blanket covering them have learned how to appropriately deal with hardships addicts have a addiction to cover those pains. Nothing gets addressed because it can be done tomorrow. Resist help because we feel better at the moment.

The only person that can stop this downward slide is the addict. Anything you attempt to do will be seen as a potential person to fill a void (feel sorry for me, Take me to the dealer or bottle store) otherwise they will have nothing to do with you. My best advice is to let them sort out there issue. Yes, That might mean death with you standing quietly watching but that's all that can be done. It's the addict who makes the decision and at this moment, Your addict knowing the consequences fully has chosen death.


Ziff
"The truth will set you free, but not before it pisses you off."
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