Originally Posted by YTREWQ
What are the chances a 40 year old who was diagnosed with end-stage, decompensated, class c cirrhosis can stay off the booze?
I think this is your answer right here. If his health is deteriorating yet still continues to drink, there's not much more room for his bottom to be reached before death is the result.
Can he stay off the booze? Yes, anybody can. Does he want to...that's a different story. And it doesn't sound like he does.
For the sake of the question, statistically, the chance is very slim to none.
If this isn't a wake up call in the form of one's bottom, I don't see much else scaring 'em enough to want to stop.
And I'm sorry to say that if this person is someone close to you, there's not much you can do for him. There's not much anybody can do for him. He has to want
to stop. Only he can determine if and when he's ready to get sober.
There's this documentary that will give you a clearer picture of how severe and how terrifying alcoholism is. I hope I'm not breaking any rules here, but you can watch them on youtube. Its called "Rain in my heart". I think anybody who in any way is affected by alcoholism, should watch this.
It's very raw, very chilling. But very real and eye opening.
Good luck to you and best wishes for you and your loved ones.