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3 Ways You Can Help Someone Stop Abusing Alcohol

Realizing that your loved one’s addiction has gotten so bad that their life is now at risk, is a harsh reality to come to terms with. It’s rather common to feel guilt, shame and sadness, combined with a constant battle in your mind: What could I have done to prevent this person from spiraling out of control? Why didn’t I notice the signs earlier?

Experts say “You can’t make an addict stop. They will only stop when they’re ready” So, how can you help someone if you aren’t the one who’s going through addiction and eventually decides when you need professional help?

Here are 3 things that you can do to help someone stop abusing alcohol:

Educate yourself

Staging an intervention might prove to be successful, but if your loved one doesn’t think he or she has a substance abuse problem in the first place, it’s going to be difficult …