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A 49-year-old member asked:

My father has alcoholic liver disease, hes currently in the hospital. what are his chances of recovering?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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It depends: It depends on the severity of the liver disease and your father's willingness to permanently stop all alcohol use.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

My father has alcoholic liver disease, hes currently in the hospital. Will he recover?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Ask his doctors: Without knowing his full medical history& severity of liver disease, there is no way that I could give you an accurate answer. First and foremost, he MUST stop drinking completely. There are treatments, but if the liver disease is very severe, sometimes transplanation is the only option, and this is rarely done unless he has at least 6 months sober. Make sure liver specialist is involved in case.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my dad has alcoholic liver disease, hes currently in the hospital?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Suggest about what?: If he is in the hospital, he should be seen by a liver expert to determine if it can be treated and he needs rehab as well. It is critical that he not drink again, but there are limits to what you can do for your father. I would strongly urge you to find a good Alanon meeting (you can look up local groups online) where they can help you deal with your reactions to your father's alcohol abuse

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