Alcohol Intervention is a way to help someone you care about understand the true scope of their addiction and find the means to get help.
Alcoholism is a physical disease, not a disgrace - a health problem, not a moral problem
Alcoholism, according to the American Medical Association, is "an illness characterized by a preoccupation with alcohol and loss of control over its consumption . . ."
The alcoholic does not choose to become an alcoholic nor does his illness stem from a lack of willpower. (Both men and women may be alcohol addicted; the male pronoun is used for convenience only.)
Instead of being sinful, the alcoholic is sick and in need of medical attention. Alcohol Intervention is a way to help the alcoholic find the treatment he needs. Without treatment, the disease of alcoholism is progressive. The alcoholic's suffering may lead to permanent physical damage, mental damage, and early death.
Without treatment, nine out of ten alcoholics in America today will die of their illness.
Alcohol Intervention is a solution good not only for the alcoholic, but also for everyone his illness impacts.
Sadly, alcoholism also impairs those close to the alcoholic. Family members suffer; co-workers may be injured, and employers usually fail to receive the drinker's full productive talents.
Although there is no "cure" for alcoholism, the disease can be treated and arrested. Under a structured health care program the alcoholic should find that his health does respond positively to effective professional treatment.
Alcohol Intervention is an important step to encouraging the alcoholic towards health and wellness.