Question

My son came home the other night – it was obvious he’d been drinking. He was staggering around, he was throwing up. How do I handle this? It’s a sensitive subject. How do I talk to him and when do I talk to him?

Answer

  • Don’t talk to them the night they are drunk.
  • Make sure they are safe – not sleeping on their back.
  • Talk the next day.
  • Nobody likes vomiting – use that as a way to open the conversation.
  • Get a health care professional involved.