SWBD asked in HealthMental Health · 1 month ago

How can you get help for an alcoholic relative that does not want help?

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  • Ann
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You can't help someone who does not want help.  Sorry to be blunt, but that's a fact.  My father-in-law was a raging alcoholic.  If anyone tried to talk to him about his drinking, he would become violent--even toward his doctor.  He had liver failure, his color was orange, and the skin was literally sloughing off of his body, but he refused to quit drinking.  He died a horrible death at 58.  Your relative will have to get so low that he/she is fearful of dying in order to be waked up to the danger of continued drinking.  Sometimes, if that happens, getting involved in Alcoholics Anonymous will help.  Otherwise, just know that there is nothing anyone can do until the person resolves to seek help.

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  • 1 month ago

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  • 1 month ago

    Unfortunately, a person who suffers from alcoholism usually has to decide for themselves that they need the help before changes occur, and oftentimes that doesn't happen. As a family member it's important to set firm boundaries and not enable the individual with the addiction. Educating yourself on available resources is a good start. Check into local resources in your area ( in-patient/outpatient substance abuse treatment centers, public mental health and substance abuse centers, counseling providers, AA meetings and/or support groups, substance abuse hotties, and crisis services) so that when your loved on his ready to make changes, you'll have to information to provide them with. Here are a couple of common educational sites on alcohol/substance use and misuse that provide a verity of related information and resources. 

    https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline

    https://www.drugabuse.govhttps://www.niaaa.nih.gov

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  • 1 month ago

    You can't get help for someone who doesn't want help. If a person feels they need help, they are the one who has to do something about their issue.

    You and your relatives can always stage an intervention, but it's still ultimately the alcoholic's decision to go to rehab or get help quitting drinking.

    A therapist can help with an intervention if you're interested in that

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  • 1 month ago

    You can't. The only thing you can do is to stop enabling the behaviour and hope the person changes their mind and realises that they do need help.

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  • 1 month ago

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  • 1 month ago

    Schedule a family intervention. look it up.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    you cant, all you can do is pray

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  • .
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Only court-ordered treatment can do that.

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  • 1 month ago

    You can't end of story

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