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Beverly Rayfield, who worked closely with Dr David Sinclair - founder of the Sinclair Method, has written an E-Book that has a great section on staying sober. Check it out at Answer: Firstly, being an expert and fully qualified alcoholic, the person needs to recognize the fact that he or she has a problem. It would then help to go to AA, 30 meetings in 30 days is the best advice. The you need to remove the risk of exposure; remove it from the home, change social patterns, do not drink yourself and give constant encouragement. Generally the changes a person experiences are profound and immediate, however it's a very, very long road... Change the behavior, the pattern of life and break the circle.... I am a 22 year recovered alcoholic. The answer to your question is complex. Alcolholism is a family illness and everyone is affected. If you are a spouse or other relative, the best thing you can do for the alcoholic is to call Alanon (in the phone book), go to one of their meetings yourself and learn how not to enable the alcoholic to stay in his illness. He/She can get well . If you are a concerned friend , you can get other friends and family members together to do an intervention, (call AA Inergoup in your phone directory for suggestions about this). The bottom line is the Aloholic MUST want help and be willing to attend Alcoholics Anonymous If they are not, the intervention may help, but here are a few other suggestions. 1. Never give an alcoholic money

2. Never argue with an alcoholic, delay conversations till when they are sober (unless in emergency situation)

3. Dont hide their liquor.

4. Do get advise from a professional or another sober alcoholic in AA,

5. Set boundaries, pray, and take good care of yourself first.
An alcoholic can be helped by simply taking the person to a rehab.

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