If you are concerned about a loved one’s drinking problem, how do you bring it up? Here are a few ideas to help you open up the drinking conversation and ways to prepare for the talk.
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Growing up in an alcoholic environment can have a lasting effect on a person, and in some cases, may only become apparent in adulthood. An article on the effects of alcoholism on the family and what you can do to get help. More here.
Dr. Louise Stanger LCSW is a professional interventionist who counsels families with substance abuse and mental health disorders. More here on how to get over past hurts – like she did – in your personal recovery from addiction.
Do you suspect that a loved one is hiding an addiction? Parents, kids, spouses, lovers, and friends…all can become adept at functioning even when they are suffering inside.
So, what is addiction? And what can you do about it? We review here. Then, we invite your feedback and questions at the end.
Is someone that you love causing you pain? Let them hit rock bottom. More on this strategy here.
Tactics and expertise on how to assess possible drinking problems in yourself or a loved one. Plus, advice in cases when drinking moderation DOESN’T work. More from experts Allies in Recovery here.
How can you stay calm in an alcoholic home? Three (3) practical strategies for bringing peace into your life here.
What is a high functioning alcoholic? We review the signs and symptoms of high functioning alcoholism and offer practical steps for parents here.
A brief guide with tips for educating your daughter about the negative effects of drug use and addiction here.
The key to helping an alcoholic is to detach from managing the behavior, love them, and let go of the outcome. More on how to do that here.