Helping a loved one with a drinking problem

Alcohol abuse - helping a loved one; Alcohol use - helping a loved one

If you think a loved one has a drinking problem, you may want to help but don't know how. You may not be sure it really is a drinking problem. Or, you might be afraid that your loved one will get angry or upset if you say something.

If you are concerned, do not wait to bring it up. The problem is likely to get worse, not better, if you wait.

When is Drinking a Problem?

Learn About Alcohol Use

Get Support for Yourself

What Not to Do

How to Talk About Alcohol Use

Getting Help

When to Call Your Doctor