March 28, 2011
When ever somebody is in the position to help somebody else quit drinking, and is successful in doing so, then that particular person will without a doubt feel really great after seeing the true results of their achievement.
Although this may seem to be a great quest for anybody to carry out, it goes without saying that alcoholics truly need to be able to help themselves before anybody else can put themselves in a position to help them. An alcoholic needs to possess that wish to truly become completely sober, and as soon as that is quite clear in their head, we can put ourselves into a position to help them quit drinking alcohol.
So if you are in the position to actually help an alcoholic quit drinking; and that could mean actually living under the same roof as the alcoholic, then you will need to follow the following 10 tips to help then reach that alcohol free light at the end of the tunnel.
1) Do not let them to talk you round into giving them money, not even for a coffee. Money means temptation.
2) Don’t allow them to rule the roost in anyway, and they must accept that they are no longer in control of their lives, up until alcohol is history.
3) So make it clear that they can only live with you, under you guidelines, otherwise they are out on their own, and that this is their only chance left to become sober.
4) There will be a number of different mood swings, so always be patient and understanding, but without weakening your stand.
5) Make sure they get any health-related medical support they may need for to quit drinking, so a trip to the Doctors together is a must.
6) Always talk to an alcoholic about the positive sides of being sober without the need for alcohol.
7) Tell them just how much you care for them and that you are there to help them out with their alcohol recovery 24 hours a day.
8) Take them out for long walks, so that they get plenty of wholesome exercise.
9) Introduce them to new friends that don’t rely on alcohol to get though the day, or try and find previous alcoholics through AA, who can also give great testimonies about living without alcohol.
10) Get them interested in taking up a new hobby, sporting activity or anything that will help them to take their mind off alcohol.
Good luck with your Samaritan mission in helping an alcoholic quit drinking, and please do take a look at the following stop drinking guide…