If you have a loved one who’s struggling with an alcohol use disorder, it can be overwhelming. It’s particularly frustrating when family members or loved ones lie about their alcohol use. You may want to help the person but struggle to do so because they aren’t open with you about their alcohol consumption.
However, it’s common for someone with an alcohol problem to be evasive. With society’s stigmatization surrounding alcoholics, it’s not surprising that they’re often hesitant to admit they’re addicted.
If someone you love hasn’t been honest about their alcohol use, it can be helpful to understand the reasons behind their actions. This can help you to cope better with the emotional turmoil that can come with dealing with alcoholism and lying.