A 22-year-old female asked:
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how do i help my grandfather who is an alcoholic? he doesn't seem to think its a problem and is starting to have health problems: gout.. which is assoc. with drinking

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Dr. Marvin Den
44 years experience Internal Medicine
AA: First get him to see his doctor. Then see if he is willing to get counseling thru aa.
Answered on Apr 9, 2013
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Dr. Peter Ihle
Dr. Peter Ihle commented
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It is very tough to get someone to agree to seek treatment so good luck.
Dec 5, 2012
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Get help of PMD: You may want to speak to his pmd. Ultimately your grandfather has to want to give up drinking to get better. His pd may be able to help find a program or counseling that can help him do this.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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