I am depressed about my father's behavior as he is an alcoholic. Kindly help.

Q. My father is an alcoholic and I am depressed with his behavior. Please help me.

Answered by
Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 27, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 21, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am studying final year petroleum engineering. Nowadays, I do not know what is going on in my life. I was a topper during school days, and at hat time I was in my grandparent's home. When I moved to class 9, I came back to my parents. My father uses to drink a lot. He uses to get home drinking and scold us. It affected my studies a lot, and my grades start to collapse. Now in my college, it became too worst. Today, I had a big quarrel with my father. I was depressed and got suicidal thoughts. I do not know how to control these thoughts. Unknowingly, I even reached a knife today. Soon I realized and came back. I know that I cannot change my dad. Also, I do not want to end up my life. Everyone is expecting more from me. Please help me on how to get rid of these thoughts. My brain is bursting with all these.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your situation. The family conflicts may lead to sad life and poor grades in exams. In my opinion, it will be best if you will communicate with your dad regarding this issue. If he still does not understand, then try to avoid him. You are young. Try to concentrate on your studies as this is the crucial time for your career. I know it is tough to focus in such a difficult home environment. I will suggest you visit a nearby psychiatrist for counseling and some medication if required for the early recovery. Thank you.

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