My father-in-law is an alcoholic (at least, that is how we see him and which he doesn't want to admit). His children, including my husband, is asking him to seek help but he won't listen. He's been like this for years, as far as my husband could remember - he's been drinking everyday since he and his siblings are still little children. Most of the time, they leave him on his own to avoid heated arguments. However, just recently, he was diagnosed with gallstones and have to undergo surgery to remove them. But he won't go, not even to go to the hospital for further tests. The only time he did was this instance when they found out about the gallstones. As of this posting, not one of us can convince him to get medical attention.