Help a Loved One Stop Drinking

You’re here because there is somebody in your life that you care about very much, but that person doesn’t always make the best decisions. It feels like they’re just not themselves anymore, like they aren’t in control of their bodies or what they do.

You’re here because you love them very much, and you want to help them. You want them to know that they aren’t alone. You want them to know that you’re in their corner, that you’re here for them, and that you want to see them get better.

But sometimes, no matter how much you care, no matter how much you love them, it can just be so difficult. How are you supposed to navigate the difference between helping them and being there for them, or enabling their self-destructive behavior? What do you do if they ask you for money to buy food, let them starve? Even if you know that the reason they can’t afford food is because they’re spending their money on alcohol…

There are 1001 questions and issues that people will face when trying to help a loved one quit drinking.

It’s not easy to navigate these things. You want to do the right thing, and you want to see your loved one thrive again. You want them to be themselves again.

But you can’t do it alone. And neither can your loved one.

We’ve created this resource as a support system for those of you who are trying to help a loved one heal. Whether it’s a spouse, a coworker, a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or just somebody you know…

Martijn van Eijk
Martijn is a passionate creator and the driving force behind He created this website to assist individuals and their families in conquering alcohol addiction and finding a joyful, fulfilling life after alcohol. With a deep understanding of the challenges they face, he empowers readers with valuable insights and practical guidance on their journey towards recovery. Author of the Stop Shaking Book.