Alcoholic insanity. I have heard that it's quite common for a person's character to change when they stop drinking. Does anyone have exerience of this? My ex, of whom I am still fond, has created insane stories about me sleeping with various men in the village where I live, but has focussed on one in particular, and he absolutely refuses to listen to reason. He however still wants to be friends and "forgives" me. This started when he stopped drinking (completely abruptly, after seeing a Ukrainian doctor who gave him some unidentified drugs). What do I do? The easy answer is to cut all contact with him, but I'm worried about him. Do alcoholics eventually return to "normal" after the trauma of stopping drinking, or is this a permanent change?