alcoholism
alcoholism

Getting someone to stop drinking Alcohol.

       If one of your friends or closest ones is having a problem with alcoholism, your immediate  reaction might be that you should help him or her to stop drinking. even though you think this is easy, it  isn’t. It is certainly something you will think before approaching, because the process depends on each  one’s nature.

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Making someone to get sober and stop drinking alcohol is not easy because alcoholics are  normally emotionally attached to the substance. Those who abuse alcohol, drink alcohol as they are highly  dependent on the substance.

The most important you can do to stop someone who is addicted to alcohol is having an  open communication. The first step of this process is to schedule time to meet a friend or a family member  who is concerned about this. Another important thing is the private meeting and it should be taken place  where both of you are comfortable. And the most important thing you have to remember is the person  must be sober when the conversation is going on. The conversation should be started from somewhere the  person is seriously interested in and take it fro there.

As both of you are alone, you can ask the person, questions. You are free to approach the  conversation in different ways, but what is most important is is that you get to the problems that are at the  root of your friend or family member’s alcohol abuse. Alcohol itself is not the real problem. Usually people  drink alohol because there are other issues combined in their lives that they want to forget about, that  they want to escape. With keeping this in mind, addressing the person about this issue is often the hardest  part of trying to get someone to stop drinking. It is normal that most likely the person won’t want to talk  about this issue or he might not tell that he or she is not having a problem with drinking.

However, when you do get through, it is imprtant to ask the person about his or her drinking  routine. This is pertinent information that will give you inside into why exactly he or she drinks, what  causes him or her to pick up a bottle and how long. And, in addition, it’s just as important that you are  observant of your loved one’s actions surrounding alcohol when you go out together.

Once you get a better idea about what your friend or family member is going through, you  will have a better idea of why the person reacts to alcohol the way he or she does.

Getting someone to stop drinking alcohol takes more than a singular effort. Alcohol can  seriously damage relationships between friends and family members. So that it is important and usefull to  contribute others who are also close to your loved one to determine how they see the situation. Collecting  altrenative perspectives on what might be a serious issue is a good indicator of whether there is a  problem. If these people also contribute or support in your process with the potential alcohol problem with  your loved one, there is more of a chance that he or she will realize that it is high time.

Referring your loved one to an alcohol and drug rehabilitation programmme is a hard but  must step to take if you and your mutual friends have determined there is indeed a problem. The last thing  you want to do, is to be a nag.

Perhaps the best thing you can do if it a difficult case is to refer the person to a professional  who can provide with a addiction therapy on alcohol abuse.

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