Question: My elderly father, who is very well educated, is now living with us since my mother passed away. He and I used to always share a drink in the evenings in India but since he came I’ve noticed he’s started asking for more and more drinks. Could he be an alcoholic?

Alcoholism and alcohol addiction can begin at any age after any trigger regardless of educational status. It is possible that your father has decided to use alcohol to cope with the numerous changes in his life – losing his wife, moving to a new place, losing his independence, etc. Excessive alcohol use is linked to  Continue reading >> Ask a question

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