How do you tell someone you love they drink too much?

How do you tell someone you love they drink too much?

Keep the lines of communication open. Offer support. Let them know the effect their drinking is having on you….Avoid blame and accusations

  1. ‘I’m a bit worried about your drinking.
  2. ‘I want to talk to you about something: I feel that your drinking is causing you some problems.

Why do I want to drink alcohol?

A number of different motives for drinking alcohol have been examined, including drinking to enhance sociability, to increase power, to escape problems, to get drunk, for enjoyment, or for ritualistic reasons. Despite this diversity, most research has focused on two broad categories of motivation.

What is a drink Niaaa?

NIAAA defines binge drinking as a pattern of drinking alcohol that brings blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 percent – or 0.08 grams of alcohol per deciliter – or higher. For a typical adult, this pattern corresponds to consuming 5 or more drinks (male), or 4 or more drinks (female), in about 2 hours.

What to do when you want to have a drink?

11 Tips On How to Deal with Urges and Cravings to Drink and Use…

  1. Keep Track.
  2. Avoid Triggers to Drinking (or overdrinking)
  3. Distract yourself.
  4. Question the Urge.
  5. The DISARM method.
  6. Drink Refusal.
  7. Medications.
  8. Meditation.

What to tell someone who wants to drink?

Explain how their drinking could be affecting their health and how it will continue to cause harm. Express your concern for their well-being as someone who cares for them. Remember that it will take them time to change. Expect pushback.

What to say to yourself when you want to drink?

When you want a drink, try telling yourself some of these things.

  1. “Look at everything you’ve gained by choosing not to drink.” Look around you.
  2. “This will pass.”
  3. “These are the reasons I’ve stopped drinking.”
  4. “It’s not just about me.”
  5. “Remember when…”
  6. “I will regret this decision tomorrow.”
  7. “Stop!”
  8. “I’m not helpless.”

Why do couples argue when they drink?

Alcohol affects the brain causing lower inhibitions, which makes us feel more confident. But lower inhibitions can also make us say or do something that we may come to regret. And this can lead to arguments.

Why do guys get touchy when drunk?

“With larger doses of alcohol, not only can a person lower their inhibitions, but their emotions can also be altered,” Glasner explains. This combination of decreased inhibition and increased emotion can create a perfect storm for physical affection.