An alcoholic w/o alcohol will start shaking (delirium tremors.) This is often associated with hallucinations. The facial redness is an inflammatory response from his liver--once again from alcohol. Many of his symptoms would clear up or diminish if he stopped drinking. It's doubtful he could stop on his own. He would likely need to be in a 30-day detox facility where medication such as Xanax is given to control the worst symptoms of withdrawal. They have AA meetings at inpatient facilities, but they would need to be continued once he got out in order to sustain his sobriety. It may take a drastic physical symptom for him to admit he needs help...if he ever does. (I'm an alcoholic who has been sober nearly 23 yrs.)
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