My husband is a 50+ yr old obese male. He's always been a big drinker but what is considered a functioning alcoholic who holds down a job, supplies for his family and enjoys life until drinking time which used to start after the kids went off to bed.
About 4 years ago, he started drinking when he got home from work instead of waiting till bedtime. He stopped going to functions that would interfere with his drinking time. He rarely would go to baseball games or take the kids to activities. He's say he was tired after a long day working and I'd just do it without complaint. I think I made it too easy on him.
About 2 years ago, he started with some odd behaviors once in a while. He'd mumble, forget things, say totally inappropriate things in front of the kids, scream and yell and not remember, pass out while talking to me, pee himself, spit up and most annoyingly, make this weird "EEEEEEWWWWWW" noise that would last forever. It drives us crazy. He'll do it sitting in his chair or in his room so I don't think it's just for attention. He doesn't do it out of the house but he doesn't drink out of the house.
He's made a couple comments about crushing or snorting percocets. I know he used to have access to them but he switched doctors and I have no idea whether he still has an ongoing prescription. I've asked if he still takes them but he says no. He's always kept them hidden in his truck and keeps his keys on his person all the time.
Has anyone any experience with this odd behavior? Is it typical for using drugs or just an odd behavior?