Breaking the alcohol habit
One of the problems faced by anyone battling with an addiction to alcohol is the lack of knowledge of those who can render the most significant assistance; their closest relations. Unfortunately, this lack of knowledge is generally is also apparent amongst the bulk of the medical profession who are supposed to be able to help.
The difficulty is that the solution seems so simple to those that don't have to wrestle with the problem – just don’t drink.
But if you don't know what is actually going on there is little you, or anyone else can do about it.
As a consequence close family come to believe that person with the problem is weak-willed, and uncaring about their family. Unfortunately, the person who is drinking is generally already thinking they are weak or stupid or both, but they are very much aware that they do care about those around them and desperately want the love and support of their relations.
It's not about will power
We'll take a look at what is going on in the mind and body of someone who is currently suffering from Alcohol Dependency (AD) but let’s banish the idea that somebody who is AD is weak-willed.