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Each individual is different. If you have the power (husband or wife) then sometimes forcing them into detox will work. My husband's father started to drink later in life after he retired. He was a huge man (not fat) and would drink and drive and his mood wasn't the most pleasant. We tried everything and I suggest detox. We got him there and he spent 3 days there and kept phoning my husband's mother and was mad as a wet hen over it. He walked out the door on the 4th day and came home, but we told him if he hit the bottle again he would go to an institution to dry out. He never drank again! Someones one has got to be almost cruel to deal with an alcoholic. Alcoholism is actually a disease and it can be hereditary. Some people use it to deaden physical pain or emotional pain. Good or bad these types of people didn't become who they are because they wanted to hurt themselves or anyone they loved. Waiting is the hard part and until the alcoholic is either put into hospital or some institution where they can dry out and get psychological counseling they may never get it over and eventually die from liver disease or Heart disease. Some alcoholics go into hospital for detoxes on many occasions and still go back drinking...some die afterwards...it is also regarded as an illness of denial alot of alcoholics will experience life in the gutter where they have lost everything and live life hand to mouth and still be drinking the sufferer would have to give up for themselves first and not for anybody else if they are to have a realistic chance of recovery...the problem may occur when alcohol is taken in the system of an acoholic that causes an allergy combined with mental obsession that "lights up" the sufferer and continues the insanity of taking that first drink...without this first drink the sufferer cannot get drunk...some alcoholics don't have to reach a low rock bottom to stop drinking they realise the futility of their abuse...but in my opinion some alcoholics are "sicker" than others depending on what has happened in their past lives whether they can face their demons with a sober mind on a daily basis...

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