My husband has been drinking 1.75 liters of Famous Grouse Scotch weekly for the past three years since retiring as an airline pilot. I have all the receipts of purchases weekly. He experiences terrible shaking (tremors) mostly in his hands, cannot remember conversations, and becomes agressively abusive. Is this much alcohol alot?
It is not so much the amount we drink that is of concern but the effect it has on us and those around us.
Seeking a doctors advice would be advisable to rule out other causes for your husbands behaviour.
What I read on your post describes alcohol withdrawal's physical effects. With alcohol use, it's more about tolerance of certain amounts. What may be a lot for one person isn't or is a lot for another. It's a lot for your husband, from the sounds of it, since he experiences tremors and black outs (not recalling conversations, how he got somewhere, etc.). Parts of a person's personality often accompanying alcohol abuse/dependence are aggression, isolating, sensitivity to real or perceived criticism, defensiveness, etc. If your husband's (ab)use of alcohol continues, I'm concerned for his well-being, as I'm sure you are. He will not be able to quit "cold turkey." In fact, that would be dangerous to his health, since alcohol withdrawal is one of the most physically difficult and potentially dangerous withdrawals for a person. If he is to come off of the alcohol, he'll need a medically supervised detoxification ("detox"). If he continues drinking, as you know, his liver--as well as other organs--will start to be affected.
Let me know if you want more support or anything. Take care.
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