I have a friend who is an alcoholic and is also on dialysis. Sadly, his family has a long history of alcoholism. Because his kidney's don't work even a small amount of alcohol will make him drunk. He was fighting with his mother last night as she was accusing him of being drunk. I mean he doesn't make a lot of sense when he is drinking I talk to him on the phone. I mean I have told him that if he is having issues with this he is unlikely to be approved for a transplant, his mother deserves better etc. finding a healthier outlet would be great.She is also a drinker, but I don't think to his extent. I mean I really don't see him as changing this, because I don't think he has that much of a desire to do so...but on the other hand he is not a raging drunk...if he was told to stop for transplant I think he could...but he would probably go right back to it afterwards...hmmm I don't know..just be there for him I guess??? He said he appreciates being able to talk to me.