My son suffers with depression and is now a alcoholic and drug user (pill popping and smokes weed). He puts his self in life threatening situations and often talks about suicidal. We called the emergency unit on him once and they took him in, but they let him go the same night. Everyday when he goes out, I worry about him because he will drink until he is drunk. He can sometimes be violent to the point where he picks fights. thank GOD, a lot of times people will excuse him from being drunk and leave him alone.
I'm up writing for help at 4 AM because yesterday he decided to go to the city. He said he was bored and wanted to see his cousin. I warned him about drinking and begged him not to drink because NYC is a fast - pace environment where you have to be alert about your surroundings or else you can get into serious problems. He called me at 2 AM, filthy drunk, and said that he is lost. I'm scared out of my mind right now because he wasn't listening to directions to get home. I could hear people trying to give him directions too, but they know he is drunk and lord knows what kind of situation he is putting his self into at 2 AM in the morning on a subway...I tried to call him back, but he is not answering his phone. I don't know what to do and just praying to GOD that he gets home safe or maybe a police officer will pick him up from being drunk and take him to the station to sleep it off.
How can I help my son get help? He's in denial with his drinking problem, confused about life, and has a closed mind. He isn't a bad person and is pretty shy when sober. He told me once, that he drinks because it makes him feel sociable. I think his behavior is suicidal, but as long as he doesn't admit to it, he will not get the help he needs.
I need to know how to deal with this and where to get help for him. Please help.
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