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Dealing with an alcoholic brother can be challenging and emotional. Here are some steps you can take:

Encourage him to seek help: Encourage your brother to seek help for his alcohol addiction, such as counseling or addiction treatment. Let him know that you care about his well-being and that you are there to support him through the process.

Set boundaries: It is important to set clear boundaries and consequences for continued alcohol use. Let him know that continued use is not acceptable and that there will be consequences if he continues to drink.

Practice self-care: Take care of yourself physically and mentally. Dealing with addiction can be stressful and emotional, so it’s important to prioritize your own well-being.

Attend support groups: Consider attending support groups such as Al-Anon or Nar-Anon to get support and guidance from others who have dealt with similar situations.

Seek professional help: Consider seeking professional help, such as counseling, to help you deal with the emotional toll of the situation.

Hold an intervention: Consider holding an intervention with your brother and other family members to express your concerns and encourage him to seek help.

Consider legal intervention: If your brother’s alcohol use is causing harm to himself or others, consider legal intervention such as involving the police or seeking a restraining order.

Remember that addiction is a complex issue and it takes time and effort to overcome it. Encourage your brother to seek help, set boundaries, practice self-care, attend support groups, seek professional help, hold an intervention if necessary, and consider legal intervention if necessary. With the right support and resources, your brother can overcome his addiction and live a healthy and fulfilling life.