Hi everybody! Hope everyone is well today. It's a lovely day here in Vermont even though is freakin' cold. What to do? The sun is still shining and I'm still here. OK so here's my situation. I live 500 miles from my uncles. Each of them is an alcoholic and each of them has had DUI's, jail, treatment, years of sobriety only to fall back in and all of them are in their 50's. One of my uncles who I am particularly close to has really fallen and just got his license back after a 5 year suspension. The last time I saw him, over Christmas, I could smell alcohol on his breath and he was driving. He wasn't drunk but he had been drinking. This man is a lovely man and if he gets another DUI he's in prison for a long time and he's 51 with children who seem to love him despite what he's done. I wonder if there is anything I can say, being an addict myself, that might help him even though I'm so far away. He acknowledges that he's fallen 'off the wagon' very openly but hasn't done much to change it and is again driving. I don't want him to beat himself up as he does a lot of that already but do you think there's anything I can say to him? Or just leave him to prison which is where he's headed if he gets caught this time around? It's sad, isn't it.
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