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How can I talk to someone about their drinking

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It can be hard to bring up the subject of problem drinking.

You may be worried about upsetting your loved one, or feel scared about facing up to what can be a difficult problem.

It’s normal for a person not to want to face that they might need to change their drinking habits or give up altogether. They might never change or it might take a long time for them to be ready. It’s ultimately their decision and you can’t make it happen.

What you can do

  • Keep the lines of communication open
  • Offer support
  • Let them know the effect their drinking is having on you

Read some tips to try and make the conversation easier and more productive.

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