Unfortunately my father is a really heavy drinker. He began about two or three years ago, but now he's reached a pitiful state in his heavy drinking. He drinks at least two bottles of red wine a day. He's 55 years old and has a heart problem. The drinking has really taken it's toll on him, he's much less sharper than he used to be, his face is really red and blotchy. He really can't handle his drink either, he becomes drunk after about two glasses, if he's in company with anyone else he always ends up upsetting someone or getting into a heated arguement. In the last few years he's aged by about 10 years, before he used to look healthy but now he looks really past it. My brother who is also an alcoholic pretty much drove him to drink by constantly persuding him to buy drink for the household, my parents are really naieve and neglectful, they completely failed to spot my brother was becoming an alcohollic. Whenever I challenge him about the drink he becomes really defensive, he gets really angry, other times he says 'I'll definately stop next week because I've got something important on at work' , but he never does. Last night he drank four bottles of red wine and he's just walked out the door to get some more. I did a form of medicine at university and I know for a fact that a man in his condition isn't going to last very long drinking like this, if his heart doesn't give in his liver is. Over the last two years there's been no grace period from his intake of alcohol and it's really having a negative impact on his health, he really is going to die from it. I'm going to have to contact an agency and give him some paperwork on the matter, maybe reading some leaflets would help re-enforce my concerns for him.