Not everyone can handle alcohol. It can be a tricky substance and when abused and when controls and restraints go, the consequences can be devastating. Many people will say “Children and alcoholism, that’s impossible!” but really, it isn’t. One of the hardest things for a parent to have to face is the fact that a son may have a problem with drugs or alcohol.
Watching your child lose himself to alcohol addiction can make you as a parent feel helpless. If you suspect, your son is an addict there is no magic bullet or good advice that can stop an addiction and so when most people see their son slipping into alcoholism, they simply do not know how to stop it.
People with an alcohol problem do not respond to anger, they respond to empathy. Someone who is drinking too much may already feel depressed or isolated, punishing them further really only serves to increase their urge to drink. The best way to approach an alcohol addiction is to talk to the person. Once you have spoken to your child about a possible addiction to alcohol, it is time to take action. If you can, go with them to speak to a professional about the condition.
Look for a treatment centre. The option of a treatment centre can be effective in getting treatment but it may be hard to get your son to embrace it. If you think that your son has a drinking problem or may be an alcoholic, it is important to get him help before it causes anymore problems in his life. Call our help line at Nika-Israel to discuss how to help your alcoholic son today. Be it is day or night, we are always ready to help.