OCD Symptoms

OCD Symptoms- It is normal, on occasion to go and double check the things that we all missed or not remembered. For instance, checking ‘the door is locked or not’, ‘checking pocket for a wallet’. But what if this loop keeps repeating for ‘n’ number of time. This medical condition is known as obsessive-compulsive disorder […]

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12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymo...

Are you in search of the best recovery process for yourself or for your close one to come out of Alcohol addiction? You are not alone. It is possible with 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous programs. What are these 12 step programs helping quit alcohol and how do they work? Alcoholics Anonymous is a process of […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a chronic disorder that is characterized by feelings of fear, unreasonable or obsessive thoughts such as a person feels the need to repeat a task like washing his/her hands repetitively even when it is unnecessary or arranging the objects over and over again. This can even lead to severe OCD that […]

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What is OCD?

What is OCD behavior!- Nation Institute of Mental Health states that about 2 percent of the population currently suffers from OCD- Which is comparatively higher than the individuals who are suffering from other illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar and ADHD. Researchers believe that both environmental and neurobiological predispositions collectively play a vital role wherein the individual […]

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Types of Addiction

Anything taken to an excessive level can result in addiction.  The types of addiction range from the substance like alcohol to behaviors like gambling. Dependence can be both emotional and behavioral.  Common symptoms are seen in addiction: Numerous failed attempts to stop the behavior Withdrawal symptoms Lack of Control over the intake Risk-Taking Behavior Being secretive about their addictive […]

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How to help an Alcoholic?

Alcohol Addiction

It is painful and overwhelming to see someone you love destroy their life due to an addictive behaviour. Alcoholics usually tend to deny their addiction and only realize it when its negative effects have spread into almost all areas of life. Here the role of friends and family members can be effective in encouraging them for an early intervention to have with alcoholism.

Many have the intention to help but may not know how to do so. Here are a few ways you can help someone with alcoholism:

  • Get equipped: First, to help someone else you need to make sure you have enough knowledge about the issue. Learn the symptoms and effects. You can also consult a mental health professional to give you information about the available treatment options.
  • Be honest: If you feel and are sure enough that someone close to you needs help, tell them. It is better that you tell them than some other person. Along with that show them that you are concerned about their condition and encourage them to get help. Remember that there is no use of ignoring their behaviour and hoping that they will eventually get out of it.
  • Involve others: Share your concerns about the individual to other who are important to him/her. This is a risky step but can be very effective, you need to be careful about whom to involve. Ask these individual to talk and encourage the alcoholic person for recovery.
  • Encourage, not force: While showing your concerns there are chances that you might sound forcing them. You do need to show concerns but along with that let them make the decision for themselves. If you force, it might back fire. Also do not agree for false promises of cutting off the habit. Encourage them for a professional treatment program.
  • Be with them throughout: Once they agree and get in a treatment program, your role still continues. Show them encouragement and support while in the treatment also. It is at stage that social supports are essentially needed as the journey becomes difficult for the individual.
  • Be careful of how you behave with them: Make sure your statement of support and encouragement are not labelling the individual. There are also chances that they might want you manipulate you and seek excuses to engage in the addictive habit. Here you need to be firm in you ground and be straightforward also keeping in mind not to discourage and blame them.

Helping an alcoholic can be a difficult journey and you need to constantly support them but also making sure they do not depend on you. It is also important that you take help for yourself when you feel overwhelmed. If you still feel lost on how to help someone with alcoholism, don’t worry. We are here to help, call us now on +919611194949 and talk to our professionals.

 

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