After the holidays this past weekend, there may be some alarms going off about whether or not a family member is an alcoholic. Perhaps it was just the festivities and a one-off moment but chances are you if you have concerns it may be best not to ignore it.
Seeing elders drive home after an evening of drinking can be a concern. So how can you tell if there is an issue that needs to be attended to.
“Although chronic substance abuse is a behavior that the average person would recognize as being harmful, alcoholics typically deny that they’re unable to control their alcohol consumption. When someone accuses them of drinking too much or asks other probing questions, alcoholics becomes incredibly defensive, quickly justifying their alcohol consumption by insisting that they’re in control…”