Will drinking alcohol cause cirrhosis?

Yes. It use to be leading cause but hepatitis c is currently is the leading cause of cirrhosis in the us.
See below. It may cause cirrhosis but many heavy drinkers seem to escape that fate. There are other factors at play.

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How many years of drinking alcohol does it typically take before cirrhosis occurs.?

Variable. It depends on the amount of alcohol intake, other disorders, e,g. hepatitis C or chronic hepatitis B, iron deposition, nutritional status of the person and genetic susceptibility. Alcohol is a poison and it never did anybody any good. So rather than trying to titerate you intake, abstain entirely. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Read more...

How long does it or may it take someone to develop liver cirrhosis from drinking alcohol?

Variable. A lot of factors are involved including the amount, the frequency, the type of alcohol, genetics, underlying liver problems. Most experts say it might be about 10 years with regular heavy drinking. Read more...
A lot depends. On quantity taken in? Even with a suspicion of cirrhosis, quit all alcohol ; see your pcp. Read more...

Husband had acute liver failure, septic a year ago has cirrhosis. And still drinking alcohol. Whats the risk of acute failure again? How soon?

It's likely. In the setting of known cirrhosis, and a history of acute liver failure in the past, it is only a matter of time before it occurs again. If your husband does not seek out help to get off of alcohol, further liver problems are almost inevitable. It is impossible to predict how soon. Good luck in getting him help. Read more...
Very serious! Cirrhosis is a very serious condition, whether acute or chronic. The danger of chronic cirrhosis is the liver will become "fatty" and will not function properly. The liver filters the blood of toxins and medications, as well as break down fats and proteins, and is also responsible for blood clotting. When someone with acute cirrhosis continues to drink alcohol, the liver will be destroyed. Read more...