My boyfriend, who I love so much, is a functioning alcoholic. It seems as though his intake is increasing as more time goes by, and he is starting to show a mean side when he drinks. I know that it is somewhat controllable because when he has his daughter he can go for days without drinking, although he does experience some withdrawal symptoms. He has expressed an interest in entering a program or talking with a psychologit, but he is afraid that if he does he will not ever be able to have a drink again. Is this true? I try my hardest to be supportive because I understand that alcoholism is a sickness, but sometimes I get so frustrated. Any ideas on how I can be supportive and encourage him to get into some type of program? I really worry about him and want to stand by him but I am not sure what I can do to help him.
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