When you are going through any phase in life, if you have good support then you can handle every single obstacle with a smile on your face. This is what family for. No matter your flaws and problems, if your family is supporting you then you can conquer Mount Everest as well. If a member of your family is suffering from any addiction, then it is your responsibility to support them. While dealing with their addiction, keep reminding yourself that they are worth it. They are family and you can do anything for your family.
When a person is addicted to alcohol, he loses all his senses and most of the time don’t even know what he is doing or saying. In order to overcome their depression, they drink again. So, the cycle continues.
You must see addiction not as an individual problem but as a family challenge that you all have to face together. If you are available for your loved one when they are depressed and make them realize it is alcohol that is making them say or do all these things then they might understand. That could be the point where you can persuade them to seek help. It might be difficult for them to admit that they need help but if they know they have your complete support, they could swallow their pride and admit yes, they need help to leave this addiction.
The best help and support that you can give your loved one is by submitting them to an alcohol rehab center. It is a rehabilitation facility specialized in dealing with alcohol addiction only. All the doctors and staff are highly trained, and they know all the ups and downs involved in an alcoholic trying to leave his habit.
Whether the patient is a mild addict or a serious one, when we talk about leaving addiction, they need to be under constant monitoring. If it is mild addiction, then the rehab will treat the patient as an outpatient. It means they won’t submit him for 24 hours monitoring. In this case, it will be your responsibility to monitor him. For this, you also have to sacrifice a lot. You even need to stop taking the glass of wine that you occasionally enjoy after a stressful day. Living with an addict means you can’t have any alcohol present in the house.
You have thrown away every alcohol bottle from the house but what about outside where alcohol is easily available? At least for a few months, you will also need to monitor everywhere.