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How Do You Deal with an Alcoholic?

Friends and relatives are precious to everybody. They are always standing with you to make you happier during your happiest, and they are the one who are always ready to give you full support and help during your tough times. They can’t be ignored and are the ones who should not be left out of your memories. They deserve your support and help during their times when they are left out and ignored by the society. If any of your friends or relative is into drug or alcohol addiction and has been ignored by the society, then it’s your duty to help him and give him extra attention during his tough times.

Being alcoholic isn’t a bad thing until, and unless you are having alcohols in social gathering or parties. Having alcohol at a regular basic leads to addiction and from there the worst problems starts knocking the door of the addicted. Alcohol if taken under the limit of excess is fine but if taken in excess leads to the state of unconsciousness. You must have seen many alcohol addicts creating tension and drama in the crowd which becomes embarrassing for their family members and friends.

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Friends and family members don’t like when they are embarrassed due to a person who is related to them and is creating a mess in the crowd due to his problem of alcohol addiction. At this point of time, it’s best for you that you must not lose temper. Instead, you must try to manage the situation and take your friend out the place where he created the mess and drama. Try to make him conscious and make him understand that it’s not acceptable. When he is in the state where he can understand you, try to counsel him. Don’t stop trying and take a step ahead if the problem is too big, and he is into alcohol addiction.

Always be with him and try to stop him whenever he wants to hang out with his alcohol addicted friends. Become his closest friend and make him understand that it’s not beneficial for his future. Follow a religious treatment program for him if your suggestions are becoming a burden for him. Take him to a detox centre and then to an alcohol rehab if he’s found addicted to alcohol. Take help of his family members and friends in order to make him understand the worth of his life. After the detoxification, you support becomes more crucial as your friend might need your company during his rehabilitation phase.

Even he’s ignoring you; try to be with him or around him so that you could keep track of his activities. It’s really important for you to force him and help him to come out of the phase of alcohol addiction as it becomes the time when your friendship is tested. By helping him, you must set an example in the eyes of the people living in the society. After your initiative, many people might think of helping their friends who are into drug and alcohol addiction. Thus, your efforts would help the society to become better and even worthy to live in. During all these times, try to be flexible and must control your temper while dealing with an alcohol addicted as your temper shouldn’t become the cause for a loss of a friend.

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.

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