October 3, 2011
Confronting Someone With An Alcohol Addiction – Part 1
Making the actual decision to help confront somebody with an alcohol addiction isn’t straightforward, but what is so important is never to attempt it while the alcoholic is drunk. The confrontation needs to be arranged some time when they’re sober, so here are 5 tips that will be extremely useful to help anybody get ready for such an intervention…
1) Get assistance from specialists available in your area including AA rather than making your own intervention plan. Such professionals will guide you on how to deal with the actual intervention and may also provide you and the person concerned with useful solutions and information.
2) You might find yourself really wanting to rebuke and reprobate a loved one should they return home drunk just one more time… Well don‚??t as the drinker is going to ignore any form of criticism while under the influence and will almost certainly have forgotten it when next sober. It’s crucial to talk while they are sober if you are going to have any success in getting them to listen to your concerns.
3) Other people who could help you out could include other relatives, buddies, and even members of Alcoholics Anonymous with whom you might be getting familiar. It would be helpful to find somebody who has already assisted an intervention as they be aware of issues that might come up and how to deal with them. However, introducing a stranger may backlash as the drinker might get angry if introduced to somebody they don‚??t know.
4) When confronting an alcoholic, you can‚??t allow yourself to become spineless or even roundabout in your ways. Use a firm tone of voice to discuss the challenging dilemma, using examples of the drinkers negative conduct and resulting actions. You may want to include dates, frequency of bad behavior, quantities of alcohol drank as well as sums of money spent on drinking. When the drinker is argumentative, you should always remain calm.
5) Alcoholics are usually able to continue living in such a state by learning how to sidestep obligations, and by controlling others. If you are used to covering up for a drinker, they may presume that they‚??ll get their own way once more and avoid the intervention. An important part of an intervention’s potential for victory is that the family member who arranges it also has the ability to change.
And last but not least, for a successful intervention I strongly recommend you get the FREE Stop Drinking Alcohol Addiction Guide listed below just by clicking on a link…