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Are Your Alcoholic Friends Taking Risks?

It’s tough to stand up to our alcoholic friends, particularly when it comes to the topic of alcohol problems. But someone’s got to do it. Once the frequency of drinking reaches a point where it is already being abused, a person with a drinking problem may not even know it. The responsibility falls on us to give our help, because otherwise our loved ones may get themselves into serious trouble.

Sometimes, the problems of people are more readily apparent to everyone else around them. Such is the case with drinking - a person with alcohol problems does not always readily recognize that it exists and that he or she has one. As friends, we may know better because we enjoy the luxury of a different perspective. We know how it affects the person's work, family and other aspects of life. It may not be clearly said, but our help is needed.

It is important to remember that our alcoholic friends are taking big risks every time they abuse drinking. They drink and drive, they drink at work, and they may even mix alcohol with prescription drugs. In these instances, these friends are putting their health, livelihoods and the welfare of loved ones in danger. It is time to stand up, even if that would mean we have to stand up to a friend.

The least that we can do is to encourage friends to face any existing alcohol problems. This starts with a complete understanding of the issues involved. It is best that, in a friend's place, you learn key information about substance abuse from an experienced authority like

This information will help you understand any alcoholic friends better, empathize with them, and learn how to handle these situations for the better. Most alcoholics are afraid to come out in public, which may be the reason why they can’t take the first step. You can do that for them, with expert, caring guidance and attention.

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August 13,2009

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