The toll of alcohol

Yesterday I had lunch with an old friend. I hadn’t seen him for a few months, though we’ve talked on the phone fairly often. I know he drinks as he tells me so, typically a couple of bottles of wine a day. For the first time in the thirty odd years I’ve known him, I could see that he was not in good shape. He’d lost a lot of weight, down to 122 lbs. During lunch, I noticed his hands shaking as he used his utensils. Was this alcohol related? Not sure, but my hunch is yes. Now what to do about it…

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