If you are thinking about how to help a patient with alcoholism, do not let your noble thoughts darken by the fact that the alcoholic most likely does not consider himself sick and will reject help. These are the psychological characteristics of patients with alcoholism. They will have to be considered, whether we like it or not. Our task is to awaken the patient's consciousness that it is impossible to live, how he lives. That we should strive for a sober and healthy life.
It is not easy to persuade an alcoholic to be treated. It takes a lot of time, nerves and patience. But without this in any way. It happens that you are talking to a sick person, he seems to be listening to you, he nods his head affirmatively. And then bam! How about pea walls. As he drank, he drinks, even more than before. And it is necessary to repeat again and again the conviction, to resurrect the patient's desire for a happy, long and joyful life.
Any person appears on Earth not by chance. In each of us - its meaning and purpose. Probably, Nature gives some of us the fate of an alcoholic for her identification and overcoming. It's like a test. Severe test. Alcoholism, drug addiction and substance abuse are addiction diseases. Dependence is not always easy to overcome. Often people break down, do not stand up, get sick and die.
To overcome dependence, like any other obstacle, one needs spiritual growth and self-improvement. Everyone who is born here must inevitably grow and develop. Our world is not a frozen model. We must help each other. Otherwise, who will help us.
Healing from alcoholism, in an ideal is a person's awareness of his vices, the accumulation of strength and the realization of their overcoming. True free will and consciousness is a deficit. We must help our neighbor to develop them.
If we constantly worry about the unsuccessful result of helping patients with alcoholism, we will always have a bad mood, dissatisfaction, this will deprive us of our strength. You will be able to help patients with alcoholism, even if you will be for them the ideal of strength, vivacity, sobriety, freshness and dynamism. Even just a good mood in you, constantly supported by you and trained - will help those around you, including dependent people.
We will help the patient with alcoholism in that we will not abuse alcohol ourselves. Alcoholics should have an example of sobriety, an ideal of clarity. The patient will feel, spiritually and physically, better being near you, and not with his buddy buddies drinking companions. But he must, of course, reach out to you, not to them.
But I do not want to say that you have to burden yourself, turn your life into hell by all sorts of obligations. Drinking man is not your concern. Just for him, you will not be like everyone else, suddenly, the patient will start to take an example from you!
If there is a drinking person in your family, do not enter the role of the ruler of his destiny. Communicate with the doctor-narcologist, explain the situation, ask for a way out of the crisis for an alcoholic. Helping patients with alcoholism is the withdrawal of the lost soul in its own darkness. We can really help only when this assistance is ready to be accepted from us.
In other words, an alcoholic should mature spiritually in his understanding, that is, mature, in order to stop being an alcoholic. Contact with the soul of an alcoholic can fail many times. The hands may fall. This pushes people close to the treatment of alcoholism without the consent and knowledge of the patient.
But you can not blame yourself for not being able to help. Control yourself is easier than the other. Helping patients with alcoholism is a success when people are ready to accept it. Remember this. Failure is not your fault.
Alcoholics like to be pitied. But pity gives strength to darkness, not light. The patient often needs to shake, insert the piston.
After all, surgery is performed with a scalpel for a good cause, and not just stroking the skin. If the matter is trouble, the patient does not understand, try to drag it to the neurologist. One head is good - two is even better. There are many options for treating alcoholism. Let the luck smile to you!