Most alcoholics have friends who at one time attempted to fight their addictions but weren't successful. These alcoholics who failed to beat their addictions happen to be the source of lots of wrong information which discourages others who might want to stop drinking from even trying. I saw a post on Facebook, on a recovery group. Someone who claimed he's been drinking for 10 years confessed that he was unwilling to fight his addiction though he wants to because he's "afraid of the seizures?" What seizures? One of his drinking buddies apparently had told him to be prepared for that when he stops drinking. How can you help people like this who've believe that fighting an addiction can have some adverse consequences?