What desperation can drive a man to empty a bottle of vodka in half an hour, just after breakfast?
He did that. After having had breakfast with his son trying to talk him into joining AA.
I told him," You are maybe the only one, who can move your son to do this, if you accompany him!"
I told his son just the same," If you really love your Dad, ask him to accompany you to AA!"
I could see, even with my very poor eyes, how they each grew bigger, thicker skins, sweating out a thousand reasons for a huge and deep NOOOOO!
I understand. It is so easy to talk, but usually our love stays smaller than our fear.....