If you have a child with cocaine addictions is it advisable to not drink alcohol around them?

I have a partner with a son on cocaine that is also a heavy drinker. He does not think it important to also tell him not to drink alchohol or drink in his presence.




Hi,
Thanks for writing in with your question. I want to apologize because I'm not exactly sure what you are asking. I think you are asking if you or your partner should not drink around someone who has a cocaine addiction. If your partner's so is trying not to do cocaine, seeing other people drink alcohol can certainly be a trigger and can make it more difficult for him to stay clean and away from cocaine.

Kids often see what the adults in their lives do and they model it. If a parent drinks in front of a kid, sometimes the kids think it's okay for them to drink. This isn't to say that your partner's son is going to run out and have a drink just because he sees someone drinking. But, it can be a lot more difficult to stay clean when the people around you that you care about are drinking in front of you.

It has really helped me that my family doesn't drink in front of me anymore. I know that for me, it doesn't matter what the substance is - I can't do anything. I can't drink and I can't do any kinds of drugs. So just because your partner's son was doing cocaine and not drinking doesn't mean it's not going to be hard for him to watch people drink.


I really hope I answered your question - If I didn't, please write back and let me know! Thanks,
Rae

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