Definition of an Alcoholic

Knowing the signs that point to alcoholism may be the first step, but it will also be the easiest portion of the situation. Your loved one may not be ready to have the conversation. They may get defensive. They may deny. Those are not uncommon reactions. It is important for them to know that you come from a place of love and care — not judgment. Navigating the situation well enough that they are aware of that is complicated but well worth the effort.