Love is blind, but if it involves putting up with an alcoholic then it’s just not worth it. You need to know that the person you love does not have any issues related to alcohol abuse. There are certain signs and symptoms that you can watch out for. This awareness will allow you to take timely action to either salvage the relationship or save yourself from it.
Alcoholics try hard to hide their addiction and will often succeed. You may; however, notice some things that will strike you as out of place. They may appear as insignificant or small, but can easily progress to major life-disturbing events. Not caring about physical appearance, frequent hangovers, tardiness at work, absenteeism, more injuries than you’d normally associate with a person, and irritable conduct.
Withdrawal is a classic sign of alcohol abuse. If the person you’re dating appears anxious without a reason or you notice that his hands are trembling, then these are symptoms of withdrawal. Sweating, nausea, headache, and vomiting are other signs.
These are milder symptoms. Withdrawal can manifest in as few as two hours and unless the person consumes liquor, these symptoms may persist for weeks. Subjects who have earlier undergone detox on more than one occasion are at risk of seizures. These may occur within twenty four hours of last consuming alcohol. Hypertension is another symptom. The person may also appear confused about things.
Spending too much time away from you, reeking of alcohol or stocking on mouth fresheners are signs that you cannot ignore. If you believe that your loved one is an alcoholic, then you should take action. The right thing to do is to organize a formal intervention. In this meeting, an experienced counselor will talk to and reason with the alcohol addict. You will be expected to cease all kind of enabling behavior, such as helping out the addict with work or money.
The next step for the addict is to undergo physical and mental assessment to determine the stage at which the alcohol problem is. Depending upon this assessment, doctors may recommend an inpatient or outpatient rehab program. You will have to be prepared to invest time and emotions in helping your lover overcome the addiction. You will be saving more than one life.
It is not easy to date an alcoholic. If you believe that the person you’re dating is abusing alcohol then you may want to get in touch with Hired Power. We will guide you on the right steps to take and help you take those steps. We provide addiction intervention and recovery case management services. Call us today to learn more. 800-910-9299