How to Help an Alcoholic: a Guide to Support

Finding the appropriate words to say or actions to do as a loved one or friend of someone with alcohol use disorder (AUD) can be difficult. Seeing a loved one’s drinking habits deteriorate can be a source of stress and strain on your relationships. Although you can’t make someone get sober, there are many things you can do to encourage them to do so. A person’s willingness to seek help for alcoholism may be influenced by the presence or absence of a support system. As a bonus, it boosts the patient’s chances of staying sober once they leave treatment. However, loved ones must know that healing isn’t always smooth sailing. You and your loved one can learn useful strategies for dealing with life’s challenges by attending a support group meeting or counseling session.…
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