Before getting worried, it’s important to determine whether or not loved ones even have drinking problems.
There are a few signs that can help people determine if the term “alcoholic” applies.
To begin with, people should take notice of how or what their significant others drink.
She is the principle/owner of ALIA Living, LLC, providing residential interior design services, professional organizing and life coaching.I was holding a plastic tray full of miniature bottles of alcohol—including SKYY Vodka, Beefeater Gin and Johnnie Walker—as part of my Halloween costume. My bowl of peanuts was still full, but all the bottles were nearly empty.I watched as my then-boyfriend chugged the last one.According to the Mayo Clinic, a significant warning sign for alcoholism is one's inability to limit his or her alcohol intake.When someone knows he or she should stop drinking but continues consuming alcohol anyway, it is cause for concern.Learning how to navigate this disorder and how it affects romantic relationships gives you important tools which can be valuable whether your choose to continue your relationship or not. Alcoholism is a chronic mental health disorder that a person will struggle with for his entire life.Over time, a recovered alcoholic should be able to cope more effectively with his illness, but during times of stress or significant life changes his desire to drink may intensify. Share with her your views and experiences with alcoholism.Ask a mental health professional about the disorder or read a book about the struggles people with alcoholism have faced to expand your knowledge. Be open about your concerns and hesitations about dating her. Share your story and why you have come to the meeting.Creating an air of openness and honesty lets her know that she can be forthright and builds trust between the both of you. Al-Anon is a support group focused on the people affected by alcoholism, such as wives, husbands, parents, partners and children; these groups allow people to share their experiences and benefit from the support of others. Continue your participation in the support group for as long as you feel necessary.Experts suggest that being with an alcoholic is the second-worst thing after actually being one.While people with drinking problems can change, love and willpower often aren’t enough to get over addiction.