My father drinks himself to sleep every night. I know its alcoholism; its been in the family for decades. I know from having been there, before I got some help, that unless he really wants to, he can never quit. He will never quit. And I refuse to be the womens temperance union who requires that at 91, he give up the only thing he thinks brings him comfort. it just doesn't seem right to me. Why? so he can live longer?
As I make sure he is safe every night I wonder if his lack of access to alcohol could be part of why he is so insistent that I not bring in help. Or he not go to assisted living? He will not discuss it with me; but I need to know. Anyone have wisdom on this subject?