Help Your Loved One Overcome Addiction

By Louise Savoie | 5 Comments | Overcome Addiction,

Help Your Loved One Overcome Addiction


There’s no clear-cut alcohol addiction treatment. For it to be successful, it requires a comprehensive treatment that is designed specifically for the individual. But regardless of the severity of their alcoholism, the involvement of family members in the treatment is critical for its success.

Sometimes, the family members of those with alcohol addiction deny the fact that their loved one struggles with this condition. Worse, they try to forcibly control the addiction. However, that shouldn’t be. What your loved one needs is your proactive involvement in their road to recovery. What they need is for you to be their positive support during this challenging time.

If you’re unsure of how to do that, here are some tips that may help.

  • Learn everything you can about alcohol addiction.
  • Communicate with your loved one and show your concern about their well-being. Don’t be accusatory.
  • Manage your expectations about alcohol addiction recovery. It’s a process and relapses happen.
  • Show your support by driving them to their therapy or by helping them look for recovery centers.
  • State clear boundaries and stage an intervention if they’re unwilling to go to get help. But, never force them.

The road to sobriety is a difficult and long one, but it’s not impossible. With your help and support, your loved one will surely feel more motivated to take responsibility for their addiction. If you want to know more about alcohol addiction and treatment centerscontact us or join our community forum at AddictionBlueprint.

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  1. On average every person in the world aged 15 years or older drinks 6.2 liters of pure alcohol per year.WHO reports that. Furthermore, at least 15.3 million persons have drug use disorders. Injecting drug use reported in 148 countries, of which 120 report HIV infection among this population.
    Our families deserve the same patient-centric care that is offered in every other medical and mental health condition. Human nature, and the willingness to share these insights with the group such that their words can move even most closed-off alcoholics to take the first step.

  2. Finding out that our loved one is struggling with drugs or alcohol can be heartbreaking. It can leave us feeling angry, hurt, and confused. While it is normal to feel overwhelmed, it is important to realize that all hope is not lost. Recovery is possible, and we can help our loved one get there. How do we do that? Avoid blaming them for their addiction or looking down on them for using drugs or alcohol.

  3. hi louise,
    rightly said. friends and family are critical for the treatment to succeed. as a former addict and now a sober, i can relate. but what i have been blessed is that my rehab gave me a family. a group of sober friends.
    thanks a lot.

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