Talking About Alcoholism
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Don’t be critical. Think about how you would want to be approached if someone were to tell you that you had a problem with alcohol. Show concern rather than disapproval and tell them that you’re worried about their well-being.
Using phrases such as:
“I wonder if you drink less your health/well-being may improve.”
“I’ve noticed that you aren’t so positive about life since you’ve been drinking more. This isn’t the kind of person I know you to be. I’m not bringing it up to upset you, but because I’m concerned.”
“I’ve noticed you’re not doing as much exercise as you used to.”
“I thought it was great when you were going to yoga/football/your night class etc.”
Remember, you can help make them aware of a potential problem, but they have to want to change their behavior with alcohol themselves.