How to help an Alcoholic Friend


Alcohol is responsible for thousands of deaths in the United States, and millions of deaths at global scale.  Alcohol death-cases can range from high methanol levels, to drunk-conditions that lead the individual to driving under the influence of alcohol, resulting motor-vehicle collisions. While there are a number of risks that are associated to alcohol consumption, including alcohol positioning, prevention and safety regulations should be considered by both non-drinkers and drinkers alike. The fight over legality matters continues, however, it is essentially important for individuals to consider the verticals of ensuring a safe environment for those that are influenced by alcohol. Its very common that you may have that one friend that seems to always get ahead of a few drinks, which can lead to disastrous results. In this review we will be diving into the aspects of how individuals should consider the verticals of helping an alcoholic friend under the toughest situations.


Motor-Vehicle Deadly Collisions Caused by Alcohol-Consumption

According to a report from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it has been reported that about 88k people die from alcohol-related deaths each year in the United States. While alcohol is vitally dangerous due to the ability of impairment, most deaths are associated to impairment and driving / operating a motor vehicle. An interesting factor is that all of these cases are preventable if participants and users responsibly administer / consume alcohol accordingly.


Methanol Fact Associated to Deaths

While the world is full of risky and dangerous obstacles, here are a few things you can do to help an alcoholic friend;

Addiction Factors

One of the major reasons why addiction has no cure, is because the addiction factor is associated to the frame works of your mind. Meaning that it is a combination of physical and mental condition. For example, some people may feel dull until they have their first cigarette of the day. That is because the brain wants nicotine, which causes endorphins to be released, providing your mind and body a relaxation feeling. Does your body really need this? No. It is a mental condition in which our minds have been programmed to work alongside with such unnatural additives that can be horrific for the health and dangerously risking lives. Alcohol works in the same manner.


 Triggers That May Be the Main Reasons

Perhaps your friend’s addiction may be a “triggered condition”, meaning that the urge to drink may only come when they see, hear or experience something that reminds them of the past. That moment of past may be a interesting memory that tends to make that person feel good about that situation. For example, many of us would relate the Christmas Holidays when you see someone that is dressed like Santa. The same is triggered when your alcoholic friend tends to go into these familiar places that can all cause a nerve-wrecking desire to drink, only to influence those endorphins that you once experienced in the past while consuming alcohol.

Final Thought

Indeed, drinking is a major problem which continues to make a significant contribution for the responsibility of death tolls. While these challenges against alcohol and risk management continues, your advice and assistance can make all the difference in the world, and may even save someone’s life!


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