It is not appropriate to try to “control” someone else’s behavior, including that of an alcoholic spouse. However, there are steps you can take to encourage your husband to seek help and support his journey towards sobriety:

Encourage him to seek help: Encourage your husband to seek professional help for his addiction, such as by attending an addiction treatment program or joining a support group like Alcoholics Anonymous.

Set boundaries: Establish clear boundaries with your husband, such as not enabling his drinking, not covering up for him, and not tolerating abusive behavior. Communicate these boundaries clearly and stick to them consistently.

Seek support for yourself: Consider joining a support group like Al-Anon or speaking with a therapist to receive support and guidance as you navigate your husband’s addiction.

Educate yourself: Educate yourself on addiction and its effects on the individual and the family. This can help you understand your husband’s behavior and how best to support his recovery.

Practice self-care: Take care of your own physical and mental health by engaging in activities that promote well-being, such as exercise, meditation, and hobbies.

Remember, addiction is a complex and challenging issue, and recovery is a journey that takes time and effort. Encouraging your husband to seek help and supporting his recovery can be a meaningful way to support him, but ultimately, his sobriety is his responsibility. It is important to prioritize your own health and well-being, set clear boundaries, and seek support as needed.