Compassionate Interventions excels at alcohol addiction intervention. With the prolific use of alcohol in most societies, it’s often hard to identify if someone really has a problem. Unfortunately, many people do have a problem. Some signs and symptoms to think about when examining a loved-one for a potential problem are (according to the DSM-IV):
Why Is Alcohol Addiction Intervention Necessary
- Tolerance – Do they have to drink more alcohol to get the same effect they normally achieve?
- Withdrawal – Do they shake in the morning after drinking the day or night prior? Other forms of withdrawal are inability to fall asleep without alcohol first.
- Unsuccessful attempts – Do they try, unsuccessfully, to “slow down” or “stop” drinking? Even if they quit for a day (“See, I don’t have a problem!”) and began drinking again, this is often apparent with alcohol.
- Inability to stop once started – If they agree to “have a couple” and can never quite seem to stop at a couple, then this criteria is met. Although similar to number three above, this is unique in many ways and can be another indicator that intervention is necessary.
There are other criteria that we discuss, along with other behaviors on this website. Overall, there are seven criteria, of which, they must meet three. If you are unsure if they are dependent, please call Compassionate Interventions at 844-243-8358 for a free consultation and see if intervention may be appropriate. Furthermore, visit our addiction treatment resources page to learn more about Compassionate Interventions.