Frequently asked questions

What can I do if someone close to me drinks too much?

Try to talk about it! Looking the other way and trying to spare your loved one unpleasantness are not helpful. Be aware, though, that only the person concerned can solve his or her problems. Talk about your concerns and what you have noticed: “I am worried.” “I have noticed that....” Talk in terms of yourself and your own feelings; that way you can avoid causing the other person to feel attacked. Ask questions: “What do you think?” “Could you imagine talking to a professional about the situation?” Take a look at yourself and think about getting help for yourself as well. You can find more information here.