We all love our family members and friends. It's difficult to watch them go through life with any kind of an illness. Living with an alcoholic is particularly difficult because the alcoholic isn't the only one who suffers. Their antics and behaviors tend to have a profound effect on anyone living in the home.\r\nThe Personal Conflict That Comes With Living With an Alcoholic\r\nAs a member of a household with an alcoholic in the mix, you might find yourself caught in the middle of the personal conflict. If you allow the person to drink without getting involved, you become an enabler. If you choose to say something and get involved, you run the risk of alienating your loved one. It's quite understandable that a decision like this is difficult to make.\r\n\r\nHere's the thing. Allowing addictive behavior to take place in the home really helps no one. It's simply the easy way out. It's far better to take a chance on alienating a loved one when saving his or her life is the primary objective. Left to their own devices, alcoholics are usually hell-bent on self-destruction, sometimes without knowing why. If a good kick in the rear help to save their life, it's a risk worth taking.\r\nDealing With Codependency\r\nLiving with an alcoholic is a tragedy. Are you getting caught up in their cycle of addiction? Tragedy times two. If you find yourself living in a life of codependency, the first thing you need to do is get help for yourself. Your ability to help a loved one is most likely being compromised by your inability to accept you are living with an alcoholic. You may think you are being a loving friend or family member by trying to clean up their messes, but you are only assuming that he or she will do nothing to take responsibility for his or her own life.\r\nHelping Your Loved One\r\nWhen the time comes that you finally decide to take a leap of faith and confront your alcoholic loved one, you need to do so with empathy and conviction. An intervention assists multiple family\u00a0members and loved ones to come forward and make a stand. Of course, the alcoholic may rebuff all attempts to help him or her, but you can take great comfort in knowing you are doing the right thing.\r\n\r\nWhen a loved one is ready for treatment, a full-service drug and alcohol treatment like Beaches Recovery is a great place to start. We offer the following custom treatment options, designed to get your loved one firmly on the road to recovery.\r\n\r\n \tDetox\r\n \tInpatient care - primary and extended care\r\n \tOutpatient and intensive outpatient program\r\n \tFamily counseling program\r\n \tResidential drug rehab treatment\r\n \tDual Diagnosis treatment\r\n \tPartial hospitalization program\r\n \tAftercare programs\r\n\r\nFor more information about dealing with a loved one who has an addiction to alcohol, we encourage you to call us at <a href='tel:8666050532'>866.605.0532</a>. Help get your loved one into a treatment program. It could save his or her life.