Back in the 80's in the Congregation I grew up in, there was a nice older fellow named "Jimmy." Jimmy was married, had grown children, etc. Sweet guy. Except after he hit the bottle, he then became mean he hit his wife! And THAT is the reason he was DF'd repeatedly, abusing his wife. He always felt horrible about it afterwards, and his wife always took him back. I mean, he was black-out drunk and mean, and couldn't remember shit!
What was the Elduh's answer to all this? Therapy with a professional? AA Meetings? NOPE! Disfellowship him repeatedly and make him depressed and cause him to drink more!
I met up with Jimmy several years ago as he worked as a greeter for BJ's Wholesale Club. He looked the same, and he confessed he had finally been sober for many, many years! (I think 10+ at that time) He was still a JW though (Sadly) and his wife passed away a few years later. I believe ALL of his children are LONG since out of the JW cult. He was a kind soul to me, and I'm truly glad he finally got the help he needed to overcome his addiction. Now, if he could only escape this fuggin' cult!