| | alcohol alternative for my pain ridden father?
my father is nearly 50 years old, and he was diagnosed with hep c about 11 years ago.
he has been a master carpenter his entire life so his body is battered and worn out. he also drinks a 12 pack a day, and this wasnt a big deal when he was still super active, but with old age and the Hep C running its course, he simply cannot do that sort of manual labor anymore, so he now is a home inspector.
meaning: he still drinks a 12 pack a day with little to no exercise with hepatitis C.
he tells me he drinks to numb the pain =\
it breaks my heart to see him like this, but i know enough about this damned disease to know that no exercise, regular alcohol intake, and a disease that targets your liver is a seriously bad mix.
i really would like my father to stop drinking because over the years i can see how much it is hurting him. i can see it in his eyes, his face.. its a terrible disease and i know hes going to fight it until the end, which is admirable, but i would also like for him to be around to meet his grandkids someday, you know?
but i have no idea what to suggest to him anymore. he refuses to take medication (thank god), and wont smoke marijuana, he eats healthier than he used to, but that is not enough.
please. if you have any suggestions that are not super expensive or habit-forming, let me know, please..