Confronting An Addict or Alcoholic (WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN'T!)


How do you get your addicted loved one to see the problem they're causing? How do you get them to take responsibility for how their behaviors and choices have not only affected them negatively but impacted the WHOLE FAMILY negatively?


It's frustrating to deal with someone that's in denial about their behavior. You've dealt with hurtful actions, lies, and manipulation. I know it feels like things will never get better. Honestly, it's not going to until they can acknowledge the turmoil they've caused. I know you want them to realize it, but this is a rocky road to travel. You must be careful about how you choose to go about doing this.


Here are a few things to remember when you're trying to get them to see the problem.

  1. Do not try to force them to see things YOUR WAY!

  2. Don't try to guilt them or make them feel shameful(This can backfire!)

  3. Always start by aligning with the person(relate to their side of the story)

To get a better understanding of how to address this, watch the full video.


Amber Hollingsworth


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