5 Smart Ways to Prepare for Your Friend’s Intervention

Krista is worried about Becca. They’ve been friends for years, so Krista can tell when something is “off” with her friend. And lately, something seems off. Krista has noticed Becca being a lot less social. She spends more time at home, alone. When they do go out, Becca orders more drinks than she used to….

You don't want to talk to your friend about their alcoholism without being prepared.

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Drunk You and Sober You: More Alike Than You’d Think

Laura feels uncomfortable in social situations. She likes to have a few beers to loosen up. She prefers “drunk Laura” to “sober Laura” when trying to socialize. She believes she is more fun and likeable. Tom blew up at his friend Chris when they went drinking together last weekend. He called Chris to apologize, stating…

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