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Is there a best way to suggest to an alcoholic to get help? hard to watch someone waste away

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Several stages.: the first is to be able to have detachment/distance enough from behavior to say ones behavior is not working out. If there are NO bad consequences of the drinking (including weight gain, and some blood pressure elevation, arguments, conflicts) then there wouldnt be a problem. Mostly there are problems. MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING would be a way to NON CONFRONTATIONALLY draw attention to issues.

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