When a person has a drinking problem it is important to get them help as soon as possible, but how do you spot the signs? It’s obvious to see when a person is visibly drunk after a good night out and a celebration, but spotting when a person has a problem with alcohol can be more difficult.
It is important before approaching someone about a drinking problem that you are certain they do have a problem.
Signs That A Loved May Have A Drinking Problem
- Getting drunk all the time
- Likes to drink alone
- Hiding alcohol in odd places
- They turn to drink when they have a problem
- Start to get irritated when they have not had a drink
- Lose interest in normal activities
- Have blackouts due to heavy drinking
- They lie about how much they drink
- Have relationship problems due to drinking too much
It may surprise you that the majority of people with a drinking problem are not alcoholics
When people think of someone with a drinking problem they automatically think that person is an alcoholic. However, it may surprise you that the majority of people with a drinking problem are not alcoholics.
How to approach someone who has a drinking problem?
Approaching a person who has a drinking problem can be very difficult. It is important to put yourself in their position and think how you would like someone to come to you and talk about your drinking problem if you had one.
You have to be very tactful, and not approach them in a negative way. It is important to understand what they are going through and show them you are there to listen and to help.
What you should not say to someone with a drinking problem
You are always drunk
You’re a drunk
Do you know how hard it is for me seeing you with a drinking problem?
Think about the children
If you loved me and loved our children, you would stop drinking
What do you say to someone who has a drinking problem?
It is important when talking to someone who has a drinking problem to use positive language. You have to put yourself in their position.
Have you noticed how much more you are drinking recently?
Did you know when you have a drink your behavior changes?
I have found this great website that helps people to drink less, shall we do it together, so we become healthy?
If we both drink less, we will not only become healthier, but we can save money and spend it on a holiday
It is important to be positive when talking to someone who may have a drinking problem; you have to be on their side. One of the hardest things for a person to admit to is that they have a problem with alcohol.
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