My dad is an alcoholic. He has been drinking for a very long time. He did stop for a while when I was younger. He started drinking again. He got into a fight at a bar, and ended up hurting the man he was fighting pretty bad. He went to jail for 8 months, was on house arrest for 2 years after, and is now on 6 years of probation.
Plus, he has to pay $200 in restitution every month. He is unable to get a good job do to his felony, and money is very tight now. He still continues to drink. I've talked to him about it many times. Me and my dad are very close, but he does not act the same when he's drunk. We can't afford for him to go out to the bar every day anyway.
I've even left for a couple days, or ignored my dad to see if this would bother him, and make him stop drinking. He keeps saying that he is going to stop, but he never does. What can I do?