Whether a medication or illicit drug, the brain typically releases serotonin or dopamine generating a calming, sometimes euphoric feeling which becomes associated with taking the substance.This disrupts natural levels of these chemicals, so feelings of depression or anxiety can emerge when the substances effects have diminished.Question: I cannot bear my wife’s alcoholism any longer. I’m continually moved by the vivid descriptions of the carnage that addiction causes, and the impossible “you choose, you lose” dilemmas faced by exhausted, isolated partners.
I am not saying it will be easy but, armed with the information here, I hope you will be able to make choices about the situation you are in. Then you might just be allowing them to continue with their drinking? Well, I've said and done a lot of stupid things during my life as an alcoholic. Read my page on enabling to find out more about how you may well be encouraging your loved one to drink(albeit unconsciously).Click on the links contained within the headlines to learn more about that specific topic. Some people who live with an alcoholic get addicted to that person.YES, you heard me right, they GET ADDICTED to the alcoholic in their lives. That is they depend on them to feel good about themselves. : If the alcoholic is in a bad mood so is the codependent. For more on this topic read codependency in relationships.Obvious they may be, but they can never be overemphasized.Be it a teen alcoholic, partner, parent or grandparent - life does not run smoothly with an alcohol dependent.But, I also notice that many describe their own addiction of sorts – to the partner.