How To Help A Loved One Who May Be Addicted To Alcohol

September 27, 2021

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Some common symptoms of alcohol addiction to look for are:

  • Increased quantity or frequency of use
  • Lack of “hangover” symptoms
  • Drinking at inappropriate times - like in the morning or at work
  • Hiding alcohol or hiding while drinking
  • Increased lethargy, depression, or other emotional issues
  • Legal or professional problems such as an arrest or loss of a job

As addictions almost always worsen with time, it is important to look for and get help when you see early warning signs. If you’re able to identify and get treated early, you can avoid manymajor consequences that often come with this disease of addiction.

How to help someone you love showing early signs of addiction

If you are recognizing signs and worried about someone you know struggling with alcohol, it is normally best to approach them in a supportive way. Often parents or family members tend to shame or make people feel guilty about use, which only serves to push them away from help and towards more alcohol to seek comfort. 

It’s important to know that alcohol addiction is a disease, not just a choice. It changes a person’s neurochemistry and brain synopsis so a person with an addiction may not be able to control their actions normally.

Top reasons why people turn to alcohol

There are so many reasons people turn to alcohol and can gradually develop a dependency on drinking. While there are millions of reasons people start drinking, some of the most common are:

Relieve stress

Stress makes a person physically, mentally, and emotionally tense and angry. This curse has almost affected the lives of every individual. Alcohol is a great way of reducing stress as it is a depressant and a sedative.

People usually rely on alcohol to reduce their daily stress, which makes them addicted to it.

It affects the central nervous system and produces feelings of happiness and comfort. However, the long-term use of these addictive drinks makes the body tolerant. As a result, it requires increasing consumption to achieve the same desired results.

Feel good

Drinking alcohol is something that can help in reducing their stress and fears. It provides people an opportunity to take a break from the complex realities of life. It boosts your mood by giving the relief from everyday stress and anxiety that your mind may be trying hard to get an escape from.

However, studies reveal that the continuous use of such drugs leads to the development of drinking issues and can also cause serious health complications.

Cope with loss

Losing a family member or friend is not an easy task at all. It is an emotionally, physically, and mentally draining process that requires a lot of courage and stamina.That's also why people seek alcohol consumption, as it can help them get through their hard times. Alcohol can help them lower their inhibitions, thus making them more comfortable in public gatherings. However, over time, this can lead to addictive behaviors.

Overcome anxiety

Some people are naturally anxious, causing them to perpetually worry. Drinking lowers an individual’s inhibitions and makes them more comfortable in social situations. Over time though, this can lead to addictive behaviors.

Lack of Connection

Lack of association and connection is also a reason why people are addicted to alcohol and drugs. Many people have this habit of alcohol consumption because they are isolated and have no one to share their feelings and sentiments with. As a result, they think that drugs are an excellent source to make them feel relaxed and forge new bonds. However, the opposite typically ends up being accurate.


Shame is the most traumatic and distressing sensation that occurs after you have done something wrong. It is undoubtedly one of those sentiments that people find the most challenging when dealing with. 

Alcohol consumption not only plays its part in masking shame with false feelings, but it can also lead to the development of other problems like reckless or unwise actions that can later cause more complexities.


One of the foremost reasons why most people start consuming alcohol is some underlying trauma and tension. It helps in alleviating the symptoms of trauma by getting rid of depression, anger, and anxiety. Trauma has many forms, but they are all disturbing situations where the victim didn't have an empathetic witness.

How Do I Help Someone Get Better?


Depressants Rehab Malaysia is your way ahead

Choosing to help someone or yourself with addiction is one of the biggest decisions people can face in life. From treating and working with thousands of family members and friends of those struggling with addiction, we can say confidently that everyone regrets not get treatment earlier, and say they waited too long!

Every individual will have a unique recovery journey and the strategy should meet their specific needs. Most often,alcohol addiction is treated in three big steps:


The first stage in alcohol addiction recovery is detoxification - a complete withdrawal from alcohol, under supervision of medical professionals. Often an individual can experience very difficult symptoms of withdrawal so this should be done in a facility with medical oversight to make sure it does not drive the person back to alcohol for comfort, further ingraining the addiction.


Our rehab facilities are located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and our inpatient treatment programs normally last 30-90 days.We also offer outpatient rehab, allowing individuals to participate in regular recovery meetings while continuing with their daily life if needed.


The treatment process cannot end when supervised “rehab” is finished, or else sobriety is difficult to maintain and relapse is common. Ongoing support groups, counseling, and a well informed and trained family support is needed to make sure an individual remains sober for the years ahead.

Overcome Alcoholism at Solace - Depressants Rehab Malaysia

If you or a loved one is ready to overcome an addiction to alcohol, we can help you get the treatment you deserve. We are Asia's leading Drug and Alcohol Rehab program and our holistic treatment program caters to the individual with 

  • Individual or group therapy
  • Recovery coaching
  • Therapy / counseling
  • Chronic relapsing prevention
  • Meditation
  • Family workshops
  • Clinical assessment
  • Medical treatment
  • Psychiatric treatment
  • Detoxification

Take the first step to seeking recovery through Depressants Rehab Malaysia by contacting us today at 012.885.4686

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