Addiction Forum Question

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Ginny L A Wife From DE

What are some examples of boundaries when dealing with an alcoholic?

Boundaries
Olivia K We suggest having a strong idea of what your boundaries are by creating a relapse agreement plan with your loved one. This may include such boundaries as not tolerating drinking in the home should a relapse occur and supporting solutions that will encourage recovery such as a return to detox/treatment. Another boundary families have found helpful is getting permission to have contact with a professional who is treating the alcoholic so they always have guidance from someone who is skilled in treating addiction. There is a saying "one on one with an alcoholic does not work" and when you rely on a professional, it gives you the relief of relying on their suggestions (rather than the alcoholic or your own).