Care recipient (cr) is addicted to alcohol

Try: Make note of anytime you smell alcohol on the cr’s breath gently discuss the problem with the cr to see if he or she is open to change encourage the cr to enroll in a local 12-step program remove alcohol from the premises and any liquids mouthwash etc that contain alcohol alert family members or power of attorney and encourage them to assist and support the recovery program

Materials: Notebook pen pencil local resource information

Categories: Behavior Challenging, Emotional Psychological, Medical Physical, Fully Aware, Somewhat Aware

Information: Medications are available to help the cr safely withdraw from alcohol acupuncture and chiropractic care may be helpful in recovery

References: n/a

Keywords: Addictions alcohol alcohol abuse support groups recovery withdrawal

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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