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Does an alcoholic ever recover?

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Asked: 2018-10-10 12:41:28
One of my very best friends throughout childhood is not doing well. She was happy and healthy, then we drifted apart after graduation and she is drinking like an alcoholic. Will she ever recover and be the same girl I knew?


Answered: 2018-11-07 23:21:41

Whether she recovers or not truly depends on her. If she reaches out to you about her problem be sure to let her know how serious alcohol dependency is and encourage her to seek medical help if she is looking to detox. As far as asking if she will ever be the person she was, she will deep down always be herself. Addiction affects people in pretty the same ways and she is experiencing the result of addiction. It can destroy even the best of people. If she gets help and starts recovering, she will slowly experience less problem and be able to lead a normal life. Alcoholism leaves scars on people though. Will she go back to being that same exact person? Nope. She has been changed forever due to this but it's her call on if she is going to allow it to make her better and stronger.


Answered: 2018-10-11 08:36:41

People change as we get older, that is just part of life. She could at some point recover from alcoholism but there is no promise she will be the same person you knew in highschool. The 'real world' changes all of us, for better or for worse. You could show your love and support to her if it will make you feel better.


Answered: 2018-10-11 12:56:31

Whether an alcoholic ever recovers has little to nothing with what he do or how we are there for them. Im sorry to hear about your friend, I understand how hard that can be.

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