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How You Can Help An Alcoholic Who is in Denial?

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How You Can Help An Alcoholic Who is in Denial? Most of my posts are directed to recovered alcoholics or to folks who think they might be alcoholics. But this time I'm writing for friends and family who know someone who's an alcoholic but hasn't yet sought help. You have realized that the person in question has a problem with alcohol and they need help. Confronting an alcoholic in denial in such a way that they will not get angry is difficult. It becomes dicier if the person--we'll call … [Read more...]

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The Top 6 Ways to Spot an Alcoholic

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Loyal readers, today's another post for friends or family of alcoholics about the top 6 Ways to spot an alcoholic. Or, I guess another way of putting it is friends of someone who you suspect is an alcoholic.  How can you get a jump and spot the alcoholism at the earliest stages?  If you have a friend or family member--we'll call him Nick--who's functioning at a pretty high level, how do you know when he has crossed that line? As you know, I have a bit of experience with alcoholism, so I know … [Read more...]

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Tried And Tested Methods On Dealing With An Alcoholic Husband

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Tried and tested methods on dealing with an alcoholic husband: this post is for the spouse of an alcoholic. The best thing I want to communicate is just that even though it's natural for you to feel imprisoned, you do have options. Acknowledging the options as options will make you feel better and will organize your situation in a way you may find helpful. There are usually 3 options that the wife of an alcoholic can choose from: Allow the alcoholism to remain your spouse’s … [Read more...]

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How to help an alcoholic in your family?

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How to help an alcoholic in your family? People refer to alcoholism as a family disease, one that reaches out and touches the whole family. So what are these damaging effects exactly, and how do you lend support to a family member who is suffering from alcoholism? Alcoholism- A Family Disease? OK, let’s start looking at the factors.  Let’s start with the children. Quiz: one parent is an alcoholic and the other isn’t.  Who does the child have an easier time reading and dealing with?  That’s … [Read more...]