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Sometimes alcohol interventions don’t succeed in getting the person to seek treatment for their addiction. It’s important to remember that addiction is a chronic disease, and recovery is a process that may take time. Here are some things to consider if an alcohol intervention fails:

Encourage the person to seek help again: Let the person know that you still care about them and want them to get help. Encourage them to seek treatment again when they are ready.

Consider different treatment options: There are many different treatment options for alcohol addiction, and what works for one person may not work for another. Consider researching different treatment programs and finding one that may be a better fit for the person.

Seek support: Addiction can be challenging for both the person struggling with it and their loved ones. Seek support for yourself, whether it be through a support group, therapy, or talking to a trusted friend or family member.

Set boundaries: It’s important to set boundaries with the person struggling with addiction to protect yourself and your own well-being. This may mean limiting contact, not enabling their behavior, or seeking professional help for them if necessary.

Be patient: Recovery is a process, and it may take time for the person to fully commit to treatment. Be patient and continue to offer your support and encouragement.