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What Can Be Done If the Alcoholic Refuses Help?

There are many situations when people refuse help, and if you are trying to force them you will lose the battle, and it could start a fight or other problems that you don’t want to have. You have to be patient, to talk with them when they calm down, to explain the situations to make them understand that they are harming themselves. Try to see what is the problem, why they started drinking, call their friends to speak with them, support them and attend them in treatment centers, to the therapists, to the special sites or alcoholic centers. Assume your consequences and be ready to help them whenever they need and do not try to offer them what you can’t assume or is too hard for you, especially if that person is someone dear or close to you.

It is very important to let him find out all the symptoms from the alcohol and in this way, he will realize that this action is not good for him, and he will want to quit the drinking. You have to understand that if you want to help an alcoholic, first you have to befriend with him and make him trust in you, to see you as someone that wants to help him, not to steal his drink from his face.

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Furthermore, there are now specialists who perform intervention for alcoholics. They have a really high success rate. They also coach families on how to intervene with alcoholics.

You also have to try to reduce his stress because many persons who consume alcohol are depressed or stressed people. Besides the real treatment which includes treatment centers, tablets, and therapies groups, they can also have to do physic exercises such as running, tai chi, and qi gong. You must go to relaxing places, to find a motivating activity, to write about your problem and to find a good hobby.

Resources: http://alcoholism.about.com/cs/about/f/faq12.htm


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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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