My name is Becca and I have been dating a man who has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia for the past 8 years. My problem is that often he rather ‘self-medicates’ with wine and beer than take medication. This leads to violent and aggressive behaviour towards me for obvious reasons. He often tells me that there is nothing wrong with him although he acknowledges that he has SZ. He will tell everyone that he doesn’t hear any voices although he holds whole conversations with something. Or he will answer questions to someone that is not in the room. Why at times he can have a little insight, and other times he denies everything? And how do you guys convince a person with SZ to take (much needed) medication? And how do you keep them off alcohol? Asking him has no use, he will become very angry and buys alcohol secretly when I am not around. It can be very draining and not to mention that walking on egg-shells regarding his behaviour is emotionally draining. Thanks for any insight!