how to help a loved one get out of it?

In France, it is estimated that approximately 1.5 million people are alcohol-dependent and that 2.5 million people have a risky consumption. AdobeStock

OUR HEALTH ADVICE – The first reflex is to try to get the addict to stop drinking. But you can’t force someone to give up alcohol if they don’t themselves decide to do so.

A spouse, a brother or a sister, a father, a mother, a son or a daughter: many families have a member who, one day or another, is caught in the net of alcoholism. In France, it is estimated that around 1.5 million people are alcohol dependent. But seeing a person you love deteriorate day by day and feeling helpless, angry or ashamed is a source of permanent suffering for those closest to you. How to identify alcoholic disease? And what are the keys to best help the person get out of it?

For Marie, 70, one of the solutions was not to try to keep control over her partner’s alcohol consumption at all costs. “A little over twenty-five years ago, my husband Pierre was ill. What really worked for me was letting go of him and living for me, not projecting what he was going to do while I was away, not thinking about the state I was in. was going…

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