Dealing with an alcoholic relapse can be difficult, but there are some steps you can take to support your loved one and help them get back on track:
Encourage them to seek help: Let your loved one know that you care about them and encourage them to seek professional help from a therapist or a support group.
Be supportive: Let your loved one know that you’re there for them and support their efforts to get sober. Encourage them to attend meetings or seek treatment, and be there for them when they need you.
Avoid enabling: It’s important to avoid enabling your loved one’s behavior, which can be difficult to do. This might involve setting boundaries, saying no to requests for money or other forms of support that would enable them to continue their addictive behavior.
Take care of yourself: Supporting someone through a relapse can be emotionally and physically draining. Take care of your own mental health, seek support from friends or family, and make sure to take time for self-care.
Offer hope: Remind your loved one that relapse is a part of the recovery process and that it’s possible to get back on track. Offer hope and encourage them to keep working towards sobriety.