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heavy drinker friend had incident of paranoia after drinking one night. would this be from the alcohol or something else?

Posted by moy moy

My brother had an incident of paranoia after heavy drinking, like a mental melt down. He left my sisters place in an agitated, fearful state and drove for 40 km before I could talk him into stopping. He thought "they" ( my sister - conspiring) were out to get him somehow. I had to tell him that "they" were only looking for a car that was driving and would not find him if he stopped the car, which he did- but he was totally paranoid. He is a daily drinker ( 20+ years) but would / could this be just the alcohol or something else ie: nothing to do with alcohol. Now sober and discussing it with him he still seems to think their is something going on.
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