Even if you do not believe the explanation that classifies addiction as a disease, knowing your arguments better teaches you how to help your child who's dealing with a drinking problem.
No matter how hard you try to prevent your child from experiencing alcohol or other drugs, he or she may decide to do it anyway. If you suspect your child does have a drinking problem, talk to him or her before the problem gets worse.
UNDERSTANDING DEPENDENCE TO HELP
This is logically the first step. Before one can help anyone, who is dominated by alcohol addiction one must understand the nature of addiction. There are many explanations to describe what it is because it affects the human being, but none of the explanations are complete. You may have heard of the "disease" theory, which fairly describes what happens in the biological field. For example, even chemical addicts or alcoholics who have been away from addiction for decades may fall back into the old habit in a matter of days.
SEEK HELP FOR YOURSELF TO BE ABLE TO HELP THE DEPENDENT
We may not be able to control a child's drinking problem, but we can control our own behavior, including how we relate to a child. The best thing you can do if you want to help your child is to look for a support meeting such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Dependent Anonymous.
ESTABLISH LIMITS TO DEAL WITH DEPENDENT
An example of a limit to be obeyed is to tell your child that you would rather not be around when they're drunk. This is a specific message, which should be clear. Setting a limit like this is difficult when you do not want to hurt the other's feelings. But it's a way to keep you from caring more about their feelings rather than your own well-being.
CONFRONTING THE DEPENDENT
Whenever you try to approach or talk to a child about the possibility of helping, this is an informal intervention that may not seem very effective compared to a formal and professional intervention. Despite this, it can be very effective. Frequently, a conversation with your child is critical to a help make a change in their life when it occurs at the right time.
After admission to treatment, the first phase (crucial) - interruption of the consumption which generates problems and negative consequences.
The Abstinence syndrome lasts approximately between 15 and 30 days. Nowadays, suffering is mitigated with medication prescribed by doctors, which allow the individual to gradually wean them.
It’s also vital know the alcohol recovery stages. This will help you learn what to expect.
Phase of "Honeymoon" 16 - 45 days of abstinence
Some symptoms: "Walking on the moon", euphoria, super-confident - "It's okay ... I feel good", managed to overcome the hangover - synonymous with pain and suffering. As a result of the optimism, denial and ambivalence and at this stage the abuser feels that he/she can now consume alcohol in a controlled way.
Obstacle" Phase 46 - 120 days of abstinence
Some Symptoms: depression, isolation, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, denial, make small commitments to change behaviors, stable physical recovery, confrontation with reality and negative consequences of addiction.
Desire or impulsive behavior to re-use alcohol, relearning to like oneself, apathy and annoyance, frustration and disappointment (eg, shame and guilt), irritability and intolerance, danger of relapse and abandonment.