Sometimes when the alcoholic's problems reach the crisis level, the only choice left to his family is professional intervention.
Interventions should be carefully planned and developed by professional substance abuse
counselors who are experienced in such procedures. The only purpose of an intervention is to get the alcoholic to go into a treatment program.
Most alcohol and drug treatment centers have counselors who are trained to help families prepare for the confrontation, which always takes place in a "controlled" environment, specifically selected to put the alcoholic in a position in which he is most likely to listen.
Sometimes, the intervention comes as a total surprise to the alcoholic, but recently new techniques have been developed in which the members of the intervention team tell the alcoholic that they are talking with a counselor about his drinking problem several days prior to the actual intervention.
Do you have enough concerned family members that would be willing to participate in an intervention?
If so- I would take this approach.
I am glad you are aware of community resources for Alcohol Treatment. Most are staffed with people that can conduct these Interventions.
Kind regards, Bill