Caller: 48-year old woman calling on behalf of her husband
Problem: Alcohol addiction
Seeking: Long term inpatient treatment for alcohol addiction
Reason(s): The wife is fed up with her husband’s alcohol addiction and demands that either he enters into alcohol rehab right away or she is going to get a divorce. The woman states that she knew her husband was a problem drinker, but this has traditionally been a problem that had only negatively affected him. She stated, “I know he has a drinking problem. However, he has a decent job, does not become abusive, overall he is a decent husband. However, in the last month, he has been drinking more than ever for some reason. Now two days ago he hit our garage with his car after getting behind the wheel, plastered. That is the final straw, even if I ignore the thousands of dollars in damage, the fact that he is drinking and driving, endangering others, that is something I cannot and will not stand for.” she realizes that it is unsafe for a chronic alcoholic of more than two decades to stop drinking without professional guidance. She is asking for an inpatient treatment program for alcoholics as soon as possible.