Hello all. I'm writing about my friend again with cirrhosis who was very recently hospitalized for a week following a ghastly night of bringing up blood and undergoing a banding procedure, which it seems, probably saved his life. He's been home for around three weeks, but is still drinking which concerns us enormously. He was told he must stop drinking. He brought a bottle of wine when visiting me last weekend and I said I felt uncomfortable about it and suggested he took it home, but that we have a glass each from my bottle. He was quite defensive and said words to the effect that "I'm not going to restrict myself". Can someone advise how to deal with this situation? We can see him ending up in the same situation again, in hospital. He saw his gp yesterday to pick up a new prescription (beta blockers I believe), but on seeing him, the gp didn't prescribe anything, but told him he should go to A&E as he suspects 'lower internal bleeding'. My friend said there was no way he was 'going back to there' (to the hospital, which he absolutely hated). He said he might go on Thursday. I'm at a loss as to know what to do or say. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you.
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