It’s painful to watch a loved one struggle with an alcohol use disorder. You may feel helpless and angry as you watch their lives spiral out of control. Sadly, many people don’t know the harm they are causing themselves and others while they struggle with alcoholism. While they will need to decide if they are ready to get help, you can talk to them to let them know you are worried.
When you talked to a loved one, speak to them privately. It’s helpful to do this when they are not drinking. Since you are talking about how you feel, use “I” statements about how their alcohol use impacts you. Your loved one may not know how you are feeling. Hearing about how their use affects you may be what they need to hear to seek help.
If you seek help for a loved one, our admissions representatives are available to help you. Many on our team are in recovery themselves. They are compassionate, understanding and will answer your questions, as well as verify insurance. We are here for you and your loved one 24/7, and your call is always confidential.