hi Pixie83, I'm sorry that you and your kids have to go through this and experience the turmoil it has created, and when he says he is detoxing in hospital is only a way he can be released and come home, but as soon as he's home, back to the grog he'll go in defiance, and possibly increase his intake, sorry not what you wanted to hear.
He will need to stop drinking, he isn't capable of having a drink socially, simply because he's an alcoholic and his ploy to stay in hospital is only to stop you from leaving him, he's trying to pull the covers over your head, but he knows what he's doing, pretend to stop drinking, get out and then back to the grog, it's a continual revolving door.
You've got two young children who at an age that wouldn't understand what's going on unless you have told them, they can see him while he's intoxicated and watch his behaviour, not particularly what you would want.
If for any reason he is admitted into rehab so he can dry out, that's good, however, again it's a ploy to pretend that he doesn't drink anymore, but as soon as his time is up and comes home, then it will start once again.
You and your children are a great concern to us, when he has been abusive, physically and/or mentally, so I would suggest that the nurses tell him that he can't move back home, and if need be you might want to take out an AVO order, and if he breaks this then he will be taken to court and spend some time in gaol.
Can I just warn you that if he goes to court his lawyer is able to defer it several times, but more importantly this is going to effect you financially with him not working, so I'd like to hear a bit more about this. Geoff.