How do you get an alcoholic to stop drinking? A friend of ours does nothing but drink. Beer every day, every night and even some mornings. He doesn't work, and never finishes anything he starts because beer is more important. He's lost his license 2 or 3 times already, been through alcoholics classes, on a breathalizer... and now after all that, he still drinks as much as ever if not more. He genuinely has it in his mind that he MUST have beer to survive. It used to be slightly amusing, alway associating him with beer and being drunk, but now it's just annoying and dangerous for his own health. No one knows what to do; he won't stop. Maybe the only way he'll stop is if it kills him?