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It is very difficult to quit alcohol but it is possible if one has determination.
- first and foremost thing to quit alcohol is to have enough motivation, usually individuals seek help to quit but they leave the therapy just after 1 week only, so proper sustained motivation is necessary.
-second is to ascertain whether he need the detoxification
program or not. If he is a mild to moderate drinker as 1-2 pegs per days then it is very easy, as he will suffer only minimal withdrawal symptoms
or nil. But if he is heavy drinker more than 4-5pegs per day then he may need treatment at some detoxification centre.
- first step in detoxification is to stop alcohol and to start replacement to avoid withdrawal, milder withdrawal resembles just like mild flu
and severe withdrawal may manifest as tremors, seizure
. Detoxification will protect from withdrawal.
- joining alcohol anonymous group is a good idea.
So be assured and motivate him for quitting.
All the best
Hope I cleared your doubt