Dealing with an alcoholic in denial can be a challenging situation. Here are some tips on how to handle it:
Be supportive: Let the person know that you are there for them and that you want to help. It is important that they feel that they have your support.
Don’t enable: Avoid covering up for the person’s drinking, making excuses for their behavior, or doing things that they should be doing themselves. These actions may inadvertently enable the person to continue drinking.
Express concern: Tell the person how their drinking is affecting you and others. Avoid blaming or attacking them, but rather approach them from a place of care and concern.
Be honest: Express your concerns about their drinking habits and the impact it is having on their life. Encourage them to seek help and provide them with resources to do so.
Set boundaries: It is important to set boundaries for yourself and communicate them clearly to the person. This can include not allowing them to drink around you or not engaging in activities that involve drinking.
Seek support: It is important to seek support for yourself as well. Joining a support group such as Al-Anon can provide you with the tools and resources you need to cope with the situation and take care of yourself.