How to help an alcoholic family member
Family member guide to helping an alcoholic
While alcohol is legal (and easily accessible), it can be just as harmful and addictive as other substances. In fact, harmful use of alcohol kills more than 3 million people each year. What begins as something social or recreational can quickly turn into a dependence. Of these deaths, 28% were due to injuries, such as those from traffic crashes, self-harm and interpersonal violence; 21% due to digestive disorders; 19% due to cardiovascular diseases, and the remainder due to infectious diseases, cancers, mental disorders and other health conditions, says WHO.
Trying to overcome an alcohol addiction on your own can be deadly – that’s where Recovery Centers of America can help. It can be difficult coming to terms with having an alcohol addiction; there are likely a lot of questions running through your mind. We can help.