When you have someone in your close circle of friends or family that is drinking too much, it can be difficult to intervene. You may find that you don’t know what the signs are so you’re not sure if you should say something. On the other hand, if you do definitely know, you’re perhaps unsure how they would feel if you did say something. You have to get it right the first time because sometimes, trust can be broken and it will take a long time to repair. Here are some ways you can spot the signs of addiction and what you can do about it.
They slur words
Perhaps the most notable is that they slur their words. If you have recently called the person in question, ask yourself if they were blurred vowels and slurring their words? If they were leaving a tail behind each word, this is a sign that they are having trouble connecting words and finishing words with the proper sounds. Slurring words might be done by those that are just tired, people who are perhaps dehydrated. However, they will not make a habit of it and they may often correct themselves. But someone who is drunk may not care how they sound and so, they may slur words more often and not even notice.
Without a doubt, the smell is something you will also notice pretty quickly. Smelling like alcohol is a pungent sweet yet acidic. It can be that the person tries to mask their smell by wearing perfume or perfume. However, this is something that you should notice too because you need a lot of it to mask such a strong alcoholic smell. It’s kind of like smoking. Just chewing gum isn’t going to hide the fact that they smell like tobacco and nicotine.
They don’t make time
Not showing up on time is a key sign that they are having trouble with something. If they get admonished by their boss for being late to work, not being on time to family get-togethers or outing with friends, as well as not being able to turn up on time for their own personal life appointments such as doctors and bank appointments, is a clear sign too.
What you should do
There’s no going around it, they need the services of an inpatient alcohol rehab center. Here they have about 12.5-acres to roam around in, on their campus. Not to mention where they will stay is 5,000-ft sq which means each person will have their own double room. They will focus on the withdrawal symptoms so your friend or family member can safely get off alcohol. Then they will focus on the craving symptoms and manage them too.
There are lots of other signs that you may have noticed other than the ones here. If you can connect the dots, it may necessary to book them into a rehab center where they can get the care that is required.