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fedup, you didn't pick him up from the hospital did you? Is there any way you can get them to keep him and get him to rehab?
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Sorry. for. my typing on last comments my dad is coming to grip eith it all he said he would stop pain meds and drink beer and i said ypu can't quit like that and yes as long as i can remember from mychild hood he dtabk beer whiskey whatever but has stop the. the hard stuff so we shall see after his dr sees him Tuesday thanks all for help and comments .
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What about next week? Someone who is use to drinking beer all their life will want to continue to do so, unless you can substitute something else that won't interfere with his medicine... like root beer, Dr. Pepper, etc.
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Eell thank ypu akl my dad ended up at hospital and now the doctors are fully aeare of his abuse with meds abd drinking he is not a happy camper right now but i tild him you see where you ended up by doung all that mixing he was scared for he kneww he over did it but he is doing ok and kns no more beer in this house
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I am assuming dad is having more that one beer with dinner, to have you worried.
Beer + meds = intoxicated + '89 + car = lethal

I would help him move out. He does not deserve to live for free. You do not deserve to have to live with an intoxicated person. Sounds like he has been a heavy drinker all his life. Did you think you could fix him? Love does not fix all, he needs help - sobriety help.

Yes, he may be putting himself in a dangerous situation.
He is endangering others. Hopefully he will get a DUI before he kills an innocent.

I may be off base, but when you describe that dad likes his beer, I think you are saying he has been a life-long alcoholic, but you are having trouble accepting that.

Best of luck
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fedup101, I have to question why would you call an 89 year old on his cellphone while he is driving?
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Again, what pain medication? Also, if he is considered 'able to make his own decisions' you may have a problem doing anything. Telling him your concerned, may have helped considering he has gotten upset and defensive. you may have just reinforced what he was already thinking. Hopefully he may act on it.
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What meds is he on? Also as fregflyer ask do you have any isea how much beer is he consuming a day and how long has he been consuming this amount?
Consuming alcohol at a given level the body does adjust to it to some degree. My understanding is that... though he may have a greater tolerance for the beer,and that the type of medication he is on he could also develop a tolerance for two in combination. Herein is the very dangerous problem, he could be walking on a cliff. However, again it depends on "the medication" he is taking. A physician needs to access him for these risk.

BTW- I'm not defending him mixing his meds with alcohol actually quite the opposite. For an example my mother call's vitamin B (over the counter) and Rolaids medication just like her four blood pressure and one Diabetes pill. She also calls Advil her pain medication. So, know what the prescription and over the counter pills are and how much he takes of each when and if you talk to his physician.
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He lies on his pain meds he just moved in with me a little over a mpnth ago for he hates to spend his money on rent he feels he should live free and yet have me take him every. where but he got mad this morning and stirm out of my home and drove aesy i did get him to answer his cell but told me he was not cpming back for he does not need a b to tell him what he can or cannot. do he has been diagnosed as a parnoid. oh i cannot. think how to spell sche
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We need more information.... what is your Dad's health issues? Does he live at his own home or your home? How much beer does he drink? What does he lie to his doctor's about?
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