Today alcohol is available all over the world and it doesn’t take much time for an individual to get addicted to it. Though fortunately enough with treatment and ongoing support, individuals with alcoholism can get recovered. It is very important for people to be aware about treatments and process of recovery. Here are a few pointers to help you through:
Determining the severity
It is important to understand that not every individual who drinks too much suffers from alcoholism.
The National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence says individuals with an alcoholism problem will answer “yes” to questions such as:
- Do you try to avoid close friends or family members while you drink alcohol?
- Do disappointment or fight cause a rise in the urge to drink?
- Do you start drinking earlier in the day than you once did?
- Do you black out or forget things that happened while you were drinking?
- Do you stay drunk for days at a time?
- Are you experiencing work or family problems due to drinking?
- Have you ever been through a legal issue caused by drinking?
- Have you tried to quit before and found that you couldn’t?
It is essential to make known to the person about the concern you have for them and it is only going to be possible when a conversation takes place. It may be uncomfortable at start but is more essential. Make them comfortable to talk about what is the main cause that contributes to their drinking. In most situations, individuals often struggle with anxiety, stress or depression. Be gentle on them while conversing and understand their response and take it ahead from there.
Be kind and considerate while offering advice and recommending options for help. Hence, by doing your research prior and being aware of programs to refer a loved one to where they can seek help.
If you know anyone who has gone through this path and has successfully quit drinking then take their help. Ask them how was their journey of recovery and if you feel it’s helpful you can request them to talk to the person in need. Sometimes individuals are more open and positive when talking with someone who has been through recovery.
Always be supportive of an individual all through their phase. It plays a crucial role for a continued recovery. Expressing care towards their progress and being a positive life influencer helps a lot towards their progress towards recovery.
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