Helping a Loved One Recover from Alcoholism

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There are times in life that the right thing to do to help a loved one is to be supportive while they work their way through their problems on their own. When you realize that someone you care about is alcoholic, you need to realize that this is very likely going to be a different situation requiring very different tactics.

Most people working through difficulties in relationships or finances, for example, can benefit from some advice, a sympathetic ear, and patience. But alcoholism is in a different category. There is a point reached when to help an alcoholic family member is to insist that they go to an alcohol rehab and frankly, not to accept any other answer. This is usually when the person has stated that they want to drink less, when they realize that they are getting drunk too often, but they are unable to achieve this on their own.

The same point occurs when you see that they are damaging themselves by their drinking. Maybe they have landed in jail or been arrested more than once for drunk driving. They may have crashed their car or even injured someone else. Jobs are often lost due to alcoholism and finances may take a crash. When you see these signs, it is time to take that stand whether the person realizes it is time to get sober or not.

When drinking is out of control, you will learn that helping an alcoholic family member consists of helping them find an effective alcohol recovery program. For many thousands of people, this has meant the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program.

In cities around the world, from Taiwan to Moscow and from the US to Colombia and Europe, alcoholics are finding sober, productive lives at Narconon centers. In these long-term, residential facilities, alcoholics experience a completely drug-free, holistic approach to achieving sobriety. Away from their drinking buddies and old haunts, each person can focus on recovery.

The Narconon program has helped countless alcoholics achieve recovery over the past five decades.

No family should have to suffer the effects of addiction to alcohol. When they discover the Narconon program, these stories of addiction can have happy endings with the former addicts being restored to their former sobriety and productiveness.

Contact a Narconon alcohol rehab counselor to get help with alcohol addiction today.

AUTHOR

Sue Birkenshaw

Sue has worked in the addiction field with the Narconon network for three decades. She has developed and administered drug prevention programs worldwide and worked with numerous drug rehabilitation centers over the years. Sue is also a fine artist and painter, who enjoys traveling the world which continues to provide unlimited inspiration for her work. You can follow Sue on Twitter, or connect with her on LinkedIn.