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Help needed for undiagnosed clinical depression with severe Alcoholism.

Beau2015
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Need help for severe clinical depression( undiagnosed). Sister closer to death from alcoholism every day. She is trying to kill the pain. But yet refusing to see she needs help. She refuses to go see a psychiatrist, but did have a script for Xanax for a while but liver enzymes too high. Did a short stint in rehab, but still doesn't think she has a problem. She is getting booted out of her house by hubby and teenage kids. She will have nowhere to go or no money or job. They keep finding booze in the strangest places or she rides a bike to the nearest place to buy booze when everyone asleep. THEY can't take it anymore. Alcoholism runs in the family. I am searching for Any kind of help for her. Please Someone.

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Oh my this is awful and I had tears in my eyes reading it. It must be terrible for you and all the family to watch your poor sister destroying herself. I know very little about alcoholism but I have heard you have to reach rock bottom before you can start to climb up again. Maybe being homeless will push her into getting help? I don't know. It sounds like she has a death wish.

At the end of the day though you or no one can force her to get help if she refuses. They only way round this is if you think the is a clear danger to herself and to others is maybe have a word with her doctor? Obviously s/he can't give you confidential information but you can certainly pass on your concerns and ask the doctors advice. They would know of any local treatments at least.

I know this would be a last resort but the only way she can be forced to get help would be if she was sectioned. Not a decision or a choice to make lightly though.

I do think you need professional help though. I hope you find some answers.

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Beau2015
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I have been just waiting for her to even mention suicide. I know it can be a 3 day hold for a psych eval.

I feel in my heart that this is a good bye visit. When her husband kicks her out she has nowhere to go. I can't support her and her habit.

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She doesn't have to mention suicide to consider being sectioned. It's clear by her behaviour that she is doing suicidal behaviour now.

I am thinking of you. xx

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Depressed1996

I just had a family member lose there loved one to alcohol. It seemed like one of the hardest things to overcome. The person has to want to help them selves and to get them to that point is near impossible. My father died from his drug addiction. I know alcoholism is it's own thing but I do think that drug addiction is very similar. I'm praying for her and you.

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Beau2015

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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Lovequestion

Unfortunately, I know a lot about addiction. I know you want to help the alcoholic, but truth is she will help herself when she is ready and only when she is ready. All the pleas from family will fall on deaf ears. What is good advise is you and her family get involved in a support group for the family(Al-anon). There are meeting in most cities. Good luck.

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