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Alcoholism Will Ruin A Family
Do you think you have that perfect family? Many of us do, but many families have alcoholism in their family and I am here to say that alcoholism will ruin a family if it is not faced head on.
Many families that have someone that has an addiction to alcohol living with them, such as a spouse, a father or mother effects the family in a negative way. The alcoholic doesn't realize that the actions they take and the addiction they have is ruining their family ever so slowly. These alcoholics can't see beyond their own addiction and don't realize they are not only harming them self, but everyone in their family as well.
The family loves the person that has this addiction to alcohol, but really doesn't know just how to handle his/her addiction that is ruining their family. Many families are afraid to stir the soup and cause waves by harassing the alcoholic and threatening them to stop drinking alcohol.
So, by not standing up to the alcoholic and stop making excuses for them, they are trapped in this addiction to alcohol as well as the alcoholic them self. It is a hell of a way for any family to live surrounded by this horrible addiction and to expose their children to something that will in turn ruin their family and give a poor example to the young children that see this each and everyday of their young lives.
ALCOHOLISM IN A FAMILY
DON'T ENABLE THE ALCOHOLIC
Don't do things to make the alcoholic think that they have your permission to drink alcohol. Don't enable the alcoholic by giving them money to support their addiction, or drive them to a liquor store so that they can restock their alcohol. Don't give them the feeling that it is okay to drink.
Be supportive to the alcoholic in any way you can, regarding talking to them and trying to make them realize and understand that this addiction they have is ruining their life and ruining their families life as well. Make them understand that you are willing to do anything you can to help them get and stay sober, but make them realize they have to take the first step and want sobriety back into their life before any other help will be given. The alcoholic needs to want to stop drinking and get clean and sober. That is the first and most important thing. Without them wanting sobriety back into their life you will have a tough time changing their life in a positive way.
Offer any support, such as getting them into an Alcohol Rehabilitation Center that has trained Professionals to help them detox in a safe and healthy way.
So what I am trying to tell you from my own experience with drinking alcohol and how alcoholism can ruin a family is, be very careful and be responsible with your actions and how you drink and abuse your alcohol intake, because you may just get addicted and start losing your family due to putting your addiction first in your life, and that's not what life is about. Life is about enjoying your life and those around you and believe me alcoholism in a family will indeed ruin everything in your life if not taken serious.