Hi, I joined Health Unlocked as I have PBC but on this occasion am posting for a friend to see if any of you can offer me/her advice. We have known each other since we were 18 (now 48) and in the last 5 years have seen my friend become alcoholic - she has recently admitted to starting the day with wine, drinking through the day, going to bed in the afternoon, waking up, drinking more until she passed out on the sofa, then when she could not sleep in the night, would have another glass of wine, often 3 bottles a day. Symptoms took her to the GP in November where blood tests and scans have shown cirrhosis. I don't know know exact test result numbers, or any staging of her condition, but she is so low now and doesn't know how she can live with the burden of what she has done to her health, worry for her future outcome, and if she will be able to abstain from alcohol. We're all upset to see a friend in such a depressed state and don't know how to help her? Her GP has advised AA but she refuses. Any pointers please?