Post by: Maggie
Please clarify my alcoholic husband for years has drank super strength lager often hiding them in his van and then driving drunk. I am occasionally a passenger and am unable to know whether he has had a can or not. To date he hasn’t had an accident, but am I putting my own life at risk and exhibiting the height of stupidity and irresponsibility?
Furthermore, could I be prosecuted for aiding and abetting if he did have an accident possibly killing a person as I am fully aware of his history? Advice please…
Also, my daughter in-law has just slated me for traveling in his van. Rightly so, she refuses to ever put herself and child in that position. However, I now feel like the criminal who has been put in my place. Daily life living with an addict is hell on earth without the insinuations of my lack of self-respect.
JC: Thanks for your article Maggie. I don’t have any experience in the area of aiding and abetting. Perhaps some of our readers will be able to chime in and offer their experience, strength and hope in regard to your situation. I do think it is very important to communicate with the alcoholic about your concerns though. We had a great discussion recently on this site about what happens when someone’s alcoholism gets purposely revealed to others in matters where safety is important. You can read it here: Exposing Someone’s Alcoholism .