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When your aging parent is addicted to alcohol: how to cope

I visited every day. He told me of the horrible dreams he was having. He was shaking and obviously going through alcohol withdrawal. If the doctors had a clue, they didn't show it. Surely, it was obvious on his admitting records that he had a great deal of alcohol in his system. I tried talking to them, but was basically ignored. Was he unworthy of compassion because he had been drinking when he fell?

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