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When an alcoholic won’t get help, it can be frustrating and concerning for their loved ones. However, it’s important to remember that addiction is a complex disease and recovery is a personal journey that the individual must be ready to take. Here are some steps that loved ones can take:

Educate yourself about addiction: Learn about the signs and symptoms of alcoholism, as well as treatment options and resources.

Express your concerns: Talk to the person about your concerns in a non-judgmental and supportive way. Be honest about how their alcohol use is affecting you and the people around them.

Encourage them to seek help: Offer to help the person find treatment options and resources. Let them know that you are there to support them throughout the recovery process.

Set boundaries: If the person continues to refuse help, it may be necessary to set boundaries for your own well-being. This may involve limiting contact with the person or refusing to enable their behavior.

Seek support: Remember that addiction can take a toll on loved ones as well. Seek support from family, friends, or a support group to help you cope with the situation.