My dad is a drunkard and a smoker. What is the solution for him?
My dad is 56 years old. He drinks alcohol 4 times a week and daily smokes 3-4 cigarettes. My mom is very fed up with my dad. Is there any solution to my dad's bad habit?
@Mokrie : My dad loses control whenever he drinks. I feel alcohol should be banned in non-white countries
- HarraldLv 72 days agoFavorite Answer
A man of your Dad's age probably will rebel if advised to drink less and smoke less. Your Dad, like my Dad, may have loss his dream and had diabetes and refused treatment for years. I think my Dad's incentive to improve himself vanished when he loss his dream. My Dad's diabetes caused his two legs to become dangerous and was in hospital for amputation of both leg, but had a heart attack and died in the hospital.
- PearlLv 72 days ago
not much you can do but pray he quits
- bluebellbkkLv 72 days ago
Banning alcohol only leads to it going underground, followed by an explosion in crime.
In fact your father seems to be a VERY moderate smoker. By the time my father died (heart attack, not even 60) he was smoking 80 a day.As for the drinking, you don't say how MUCH he drinks, only how OFTEN - big difference. Yes, if he loses control it does seem as if he's drinking too much, but could there be other reasons for 'losing control'?Maybe if you all stopped criticising him, and accepted that his smoking is barely a habit at all, and that he enjoys a few drinks a few times a week (not even every day), he might relax, start enjoying his life, and gradually find less need for the alcohol.
- pattyLv 62 days ago
no signs of a drunkard or heavy smoker
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- AlexanderLv 73 days ago
Drinking four times a week hardly means he's a "drunkard." My dad finally quit smoking after he started having heart atacks.
- TasmLv 63 days ago
People only change when they want to change so don't push it or you will just annoy him.
- mokrieLv 73 days ago
There is no solution unless he chooses to find one. And 3 or 4 cigarettes a day is very little. Most smokers have 30 a day.
- jimanddottaylorLv 73 days ago
Compared to many, your dad would be a saint. But to many others any alcohol or smoking is too much. The problem is up to your mom and dad to work out