When an alcoholic becomes violent, it is important to prioritize safety. It is recommended to remove oneself and any others who may be in harm’s way from the situation as quickly and safely as possible. Contacting the police or other emergency services may also be necessary in some situations. Once safety is ensured, it may be helpful to encourage the alcoholic to seek professional help for their addiction and violent behavior. It is also important to set and maintain clear boundaries and seek support for oneself and any affected family members or loved ones.