What do you say to someone who drinks too much?
Are you concerned that someone you care about is abusing alcohol or other drugs?
Discussing the issue with your loved one can be difficult if they become defensive and deny they have a problem with alcohol or other drugs. To help you speak to your loved one, we've created several conversation guides to lead you through an honest and compassionate approach.
Partner to Partner: How to speak to the significant other who is abusing alcohol or other drugs
Parent to Teen: If addiction runs in your family, here are some tips for speaking to your teens
Parent to College-Age Child: How to speak to a young adult if you suspect substance abuse
Adult to Older Adult: What to say if you suspect an older relative is becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol
Older Adult to Adult Child: How to speak to your adult child who may have a drinking or drug problem
Older Adult to Teen: What to say if your grandchild may have a problem with alcohol or other drugs
Teen to Teen: What to say to a friend, brother, or sister who has a substance abuse problem
Teen to Older Adult: What to say to a grandparent who you suspect is abusing alcohol or other drugs