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Rex # Posted on October 18, 2013 at 5:44 pm

@srenaldo, In that particular case I understand how person #2 is a bad influence over person #1. It is also very hard to overcome an addiction–especially when you’re addicted to something legal.

The problem, you see, is that life is so very boring and alcohol is so very fun…so how do we resolve this issue? There is AA (embarrassing), interventions (embarrassing) and there are ultimatums (awful). What I recommend is none of the above. Try convincing your friend to have an agreed limit, say three drinks maximum. Have him slowly taper and hope that he can appreciate just being with people and not having to drink. Don’t be pushy or militant, it will backfire.

I have no idea if this will work, but it’s advice coming from a borderline alcoholic. Good luck to you and your friend.